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Charles McCausland ’57 (A&S)

Charles McCausland ’57 (A&S)

Lt. General (retired)
Defense Logistics Agency

Charles P. McCausland, Lt. General, U.S. Air Force (retired), was the director of the Defense Logistics Agency, responsible for inventory management of more than four million spare parts; industrial commodities; fuels and petroleum products; consumable items such as medical supplies, clothing, and subsistence; cataloging; property and hazardous material disposal; storage and distribution; and the contract administration of all military procurements. Staffing of the agency exceeded sixty thousand personnel, with an operating budget in excess of three billion dollars. The annual buying/sales program exceeded twelve billion dollars.

During his tenure, supply chain management was introduced and adopted at the Department of Defense. McCausland was also a member of the Joint Logistics Commanders.

Prior to being assigned to the Defense Logistics Agency, McCausland held a variety of positions in the Air Force Logistics Command. He served as the vice-commander; chief of staff; and deputy chief of staff for plans and programs, for logistics operations, and for maintenance. He also served as the commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center in Utah. Prior to that, McCausland served as the commander of the Defense Contract Administration Region, Los Angeles, and of the DOD Cataloging Activity in Battle Creek.

Now retired, McCausland is a director and former director and a member of the Audit Committee of the Dynamics Research Corporation in Andover, Mass. He is a director and past president of the Ontario County Association for Retarded Children, and a trustee emeritus of the Finger Lakes Community College, both in Canandaigua, N.Y. McCausland is a 1957 graduate of Syracuse University's The College of Arts and Sciences and holds a master's degree from The George Washington University.