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Deputy to MICC commanding general departs

| MICC Public Affairs | Dec. 17, 2015

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston —

The U.S. Army  Mission and Installation Contracting Command deputy to the commanding general has been selected for a follow-on assignment as a member of the Senior Executive Service.

George Cabaniss departs in late December to serve as the deputy chief procurement officer with the Veterans Health Administration Procurement and Logistics Office in Washington, D.C. He came to the MICC in December 2011 and has served as the deputy to all three of the organization’s commanding generals.

“Over the past four years, I’ve seen the MICC adapt and transform itself to meet the needs of a changing Army force structure despite reduced operating budgets and a smaller workforce,” Cabaniss said. “Despite challenges, the MICC continues to meet the professional standards our Army expects of its civilian and Soldier contracting workforce.

“During this time, we’ve embraced an operational role and have trained a cadre of Soldiers who with civilian support can deploy around the globe to provide vital contracting support to our nation’s Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines during overseas contingency operations,” he added. “The MICC is a great place to work and I’m proud to have been a part of it.”

Cabaniss has served as the principal assistant responsible for contracting over the last four years during which the command has executed more than 170,000 contract actions valued at more than $22 billion across the Army, including $9 billion to American small businesses.

The PARC is responsible for oversight and execution of contracting functions within their assigned mission areas.

The VHA is the nation’s largest integrated health care system made up of 150 medical centers and nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, vet centers and domiciliaries that along with more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners provide comprehensive care to more than 8 million veterans each year.

Headquartered at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the MICC is made up of more than 1,500 military and civilian members assigned to three contracting support brigades, one field directorate office and 32 field offices responsible for contracting for Soldiers.