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Mr David Johns

Deputy Director, Medical Supply Chain
DLA Troop Support

David Johns serves as the Deputy Director for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support Medical Supply Chain.  As the Deputy Director, Mr. Johns oversees the procurement and delivery of over $6.9 billion dollars of medical supplies and equipment including pharmaceuticals, medical/surgical equipment and state of the art imaging systems.  He leads a workforce of 325 acquisition, customer support and clinical professionals in support of both America’s warfighters and civilian agencies throughout the United States and around the world. 

Mr. Johns began his career with DLA in 1993 at the Defense Personnel Support Center Philadelphia as a Contract Specialist intern in the Clothing and Textiles (C&T) Directorate.   Over the next sixteen years, Mr. Johns worked in various capacities in C&T including as a Buyer/Contracting Officer, Integrated Supplier Team (IST) Chief and later Division Chief for cold weather clothing, helmets and flight gear. During that time, Mr. Johns oversaw the procurement and management of various mission critical items including the Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS), flight gear including the Anti-G Suit and AIRSAVE body armor and the introduction/fielding of the Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH). 

After spending time with the General Services Administration (GSA) where he worked in IT services/contracting, Mr. Johns returned to DLA in 2010 to work within the Medical Supply Chain’s Capital Equipment Division.  During that time, Mr. Johns oversaw the procurement of highly complex digital imaging systems before moving on to an acquisition position within DLA’s Defense Contracting Services Office (DSCO).

In 2012, Mr. Johns returned to the DLA Troop Support Medical Supply Chain as the Division Chief for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.  In this position, Mr. Johns was responsible for the overall management and support of various mission critical programs to including the yearly Influenza Vaccination Program. His responsibilities also included the introduction of the new Adenovirus vaccine, the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine and oversight of autoinjectors.

In February 2016, Mr. Johns was named Director of Supplier Operations and in May 2016, he assumed his current position as Deputy Director, Medical Supply Chain.

Mr. Johns holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Villanova University (1995).  He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is DAWIA Level III certified. Significant awards include the Superior Civilian Service Award (2015) and the Defense Supply Center Achiever Award (2000).



9:45 AM Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support - overview and collaboration opportunities

  • Ensure basic and critical medical and pharmaceutical needs are met cross service
  • Ensuring the readiness of the medical supply chain, directly into the theater of operations
  • Acquisition priorities to meet the needs for a ready medical force


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