JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —
Almost 60 contracting leaders from across the Mission and Installation Contracting Command were in San Antonio recently for discussions on a variety of key acquisition topics and training.
The annual training event, which wraps up Feb. 28, serves as an essential professional, consolidated and face-to-face venue for MICC senior contracting officers and directors from the command's headquarters, two contracting support brigades, two field directorates, 30 contracting offices and nine battalions.
Brig. Gen. Christine Beeler, MICC commanding general, kicked off the acquisition training Feb. 25 with opening remarks and encouraged active and effective participation in group settings and breakouts throughout the week.
“Coming together as leaders to discuss our contracting priorities, identify challenges and leverage best practices is vital in delivering the best acquisition support to our mission partners and the Army,” Beeler said.
The remainder of the week included a variety of policy and guidance briefings by staff on topics including military force structure changes, mobilization and power projection platform support, acquisition management tools, category management, small business goals, contract protest trends, leadership development program, human capital strategic plan and succession planning.
IMCOM leaders are also taking part in a panel to discuss various topics to include savings initiatives through contract management reviews and standard levels of service.
Headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, the MICC consists of about 1,500 military and civilian members who are responsible for contracting goods and services in support of Soldiers as well as readying trained contracting units for the operating force and contingency environment when called upon.