Bryon J. Young

UNIT: Army Contracting Command
POSITION: Executive director, Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG)
AAC MEMBER SINCE: 1993
TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 38
AWARDS: Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit; Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2); Meritorious Service Medal (2); Army Commendation Medal (2); Army Achievement Medal
EDUCATION: M.S. in business administration, Boston University; B.A. in anthropology (magna cum laude), University of Delaware


 

What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter?
As a supervisory contracting official and principal assistant responsible for contracting (PARC), I ensure that the warfighter receives the equipment and services necessary to be dominant on the battlefield. A warfighter is equipped with state-of-the-art materials supplied through comprehensive contracting and business advisory support.

What are some of the milestones you’ve achieved?
A major milestone within the acquisition community was the establishment of the Army Contracting Command in 2008. I was part of this transformation and played a key role in the development of the initial provisional capability and organizational structure.

What is your greatest satisfaction in being part of the Army Acquisition Corps?
My greatest satisfaction as an Army Acquisition Corps member is supporting the warfighter and contingency operations through operational contracts that provide direct mission support.

In celebration of the silver anniversary of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC), Access is publishing “25 for 25” — twenty-five profiles of members of the AAC across the Army Acquisition Workforce. These profiles provide unique insight into the variety and importance of the work done by the AAC every day.