UNIT: Mission and Installation Contracting Command
POSITION: Director, Mission and Installation Contracting Command
AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2006
TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 35
AWARDS: ACC Commander’s Award for Civilian Service
EDUCATION: MBA, City University, Seattle; B.S. in business administration, Hawaii Pacific University
What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter?
As the director of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), I lead an organization of approximately 90 military and civilian personnel who are dedicated to our contracting mission. We provide our warfighters the resources they need to deploy and provide installation support services to take care of them and their families throughout their assignment to JBLM. Not only do we support the warfighter during his/her active duty time with contract supplies and services, but we also employ many veterans working on numerous contracts here at the base. What’s more, we recently hired five new contracting interns through the Vets2Feds Program using the local Camo2Commerce veterans hiring program here.
What are some of the milestones you’ve achieved?
In July 2014, MICC JBLM awarded a $206 million, cost-plus, fixed-fee contract in support of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, without protest. In 3QFY14, MICC JBLM is one of only two offices across the MICC with an overall composite score of “Green” in support of our command’s strategic objectives. MICC JBLM has met or exceeded all six of our OSD Joint Basing Common Output Levels of Support metrics since 2QFY11. And, since 2011, MICC JBLM has operated as a fully integrated military and civilian contracting organization dedicated to training 51Cs in contracting as well as having a hand in developing our future military contracting leaders. This was prior to the official operations order integrating MICC JBLM with the 902d Contingency Contracting Battalion.
What is your greatest satisfaction in being part of the Army Acquisition Corps?
My greatest satisfaction is being a part of an impressive integrated military and civilian team that does an outstanding job of executing and managing contracts in support of our customers. I enjoy coming to work every day because we have our hearts in our mission to support joint force service members and their families in the great community of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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