The origin of the U. S. Army Logistics University (ALU) was a 12-week Army Supply Management Course established on 1 July 1954 at Fort Lee, Virginia.
Effective 1 May 1956, the U. S. Army Management Center (ALMC) was established at Fort Lee under the operational control of the DA DCSLOG, and shortly thereafter five new functional courses in management of requirements, procurement, distribution, maintenance, and property disposal were added to the curriculum.
In September 1956, the ALMC curriculum was expanded to include correspondence courses and use of accredited instructors in off-campus modes. Logistics research and doctrine were added as ALMC missions in September 1958.
In July 1962, ALMC began operation of the Defense Logistics Studies Information Exchange (DLSIE), a logistics research reference library.
On 1 August 1962, ALMC was placed under the command of the U. S. Army Materiel Command (AMC).
In May 1971, ALMC absorbed courses previously taught by the Army Management School.
In March 1973, DA approved establishment of two Cooperative Degree Programs between the ALMC and Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech).
A major milestone in the history of ALMC was its designation as the U. S. Army Logistics Management College in August 1987.
On 1 October 1991, ALMC became a TRADOC school under the command of the U. S. Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) and Fort Lee.
In June 1992, ALMC began the Combined Logistics Captains Career (CLC3) Course and in March 1999, it became ALMC’s pacer course.
In September of 2002 ALMC received accreditation status from the Council on Occupational Education (COE), recognized by the U. S. Department of Education.
ALMC continued to serve all branches of military service, the Defense Logistics Agency, other U. S. Government agencies, and international officers. From 1954 until 2009.
On 2 July 2009, as part of the restructuring of the TRADOC school system, ALMC was reorganized as the Army Logistics University. This “state of the art” learning center provides professional military education, civilian education, and joint, multinational, and interagency education supporting America’s Army logistics leaders of today and tomorrow!