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
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
“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.