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NEWS | Dec. 21, 2023

Army announces MICC leader confirmation for second star

By Daniel P. Elkins Mission and Installation Contracting Command Public Affairs

Officials from the Army General Officer Management Office announced on Dec. 6 the selection of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command commanding general for promotion to the rank of major general.

The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Brig. Gen. Doug Lowrey for promotion to major general.

Lowrey has led the MICC since May 2021 following an assignment as commanding general of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command.

Lowrey earned his commission as an Infantry Officer through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1994 after graduating from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He was promoted to brigadier general in September 2020, making the Oklahoma native of Cherokee descent the only Native American general officer on active duty.

Headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the Mission and Installation Contracting Command consists of about 1,300 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.

As part of its mission, MICC contracts are vital in feeding more than 200,000 Soldiers every day, providing many daily base operations support services at installations, facilitating training in the preparation of more than 100,000 conventional force members annually, training more than 500,000 students each year, and maintaining more than 14.4 million acres of land and 170,000 structures.