Faces of the Force: Barbara Nelson

Faces of the Force: Barbara Nelson

POSITION: Contracting Officer UNIT: Southern Regional Contracting Office, Brooke Army Medical Center TOTAL YEARS OF SERVICE: 16 years, Army; 10 years, Air Force AWARDS: Department of the Army Commanders Award for Civilian Service, AUSA Department of the Army Civilian of the Year for Technical and Professional, and Order of Prometheus. EDUCATION: B.B.A in finance, University of Texas at San Antonio; M.A. in procurement and acquisition management, Webster University. National Contract Management Association Certified Federal Contracts Manager. Level III certified in contracting and Level I certified in logistics   Ensuring the Army gets its money’s worth By Susan Follett Barbara Nelson likes to get a good deal. Over the course of […]

Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas L. Adams

Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas L. Adams

UNIT: 413th Contracting Support Brigade POSITION: Command Sergeant Major AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2005 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 25 AWARDS: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Meritorious Unit Award. Education: M.A. in leadership and management, Liberty University; B.S. in management, University of Maryland   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? As command sergeant major, I’m responsible for ensuring the individual and collective readiness for our contingency contracting workforce to provide expeditionary contracting support in our area of […]

#AAC25 Q&A with Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison (Part II)

#AAC25 Q&A with Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison (Part II)

By Army Contracting Command Public Affairs The Army Contracting Command NewsBlast editor recently sat down with the ACC commanding general to get his thoughts on the command, events and the future of military contracting. This is part 2 of a 2-part series. Part 1 is available at http://www.army.mil/article/118018/. How will the ACC get to the right size workforce? As the Army and the budget gets smaller there will be fewer dollars spent on everything, including contracts. As the contracting workload is scaled back, we are going to have to reduce our resources. That said, we don’t plan to take a salami slice approach. In selected areas there may be growth. […]

#AAC25 ACC integrates contracting Soldiers into stateside operations

#AAC25 ACC integrates contracting Soldiers into stateside operations

By Mr. Edward G Worley (ACC) REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.–In an effort to streamline command and control of its military contracting Soldiers, the Army Contracting Command is attaching portions of its Expeditionary Contracting Command forces to several of ACC’s stateside organizations. The action reduces the ECC span of control from the day-to-day oversight of Soldiers executing their stateside contracting mission, allowing the ECC commander to focus on overseas installation and contingency support, explained Lt. Col. Kevin Nash, ACC Integration project officer. It also gives the Mission and Installation Contracting Command and ACC contracting centers direct supervision of Soldiers supporting stateside operations within their organizations, he said. Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, […]

#AAC25 Q & A with Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols

#AAC25 Q & A with Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols

By ACC public affairs When you left ECC, did you think that you might be back at ACC as the commander? I’ve been very fortunate and blessed that the advances I’ve been able to make in my career have gotten me to where I am. When I left the Expeditionary Contracting Command to go out to command and combat, I felt I’d go do that and come back to some staff job and that would be the end. I think it’s a great testament to Mr. (Jeff) Parsons (former Army Contracting Command executive director), Dr. (Carol) Lowman (former ACC executive director and deputy to the commanding general) and the great […]

Deisy R. D’Ambrosio

Deisy R. D’Ambrosio

UNIT: Army Contracting Command POSITION: Director, Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft/Foreign Military Sales Directorate AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2005 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 29 years AWARDS: Women of Achievement Award, New Brunswick Business and Professional Women EDUCATION: M.A. in procurement and contract management, Florida Institute of Technology; B.A. in English education, University of Puerto Rico – Cayey University College   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? I support the Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft Project Office on all contractual actions, including the Mi17 Program and most importantly the Contract Logistic Support (CLS), which is in direct support of President Obama’s exit strategy from Afghanistan in a […]

Patricia Davis

Patricia Davis

UNIT: Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG), Belvoir Division TITLE: Supervisor and Contracting Officer, Branch Chief AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2003 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 29 AWARDS: David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (2), Special Act or Service Award (12), Army Superior Unit Award, Team C4ISR Employee of the 3rd Quarter, Performance Award (13) EDUCATION: B.S. in mathematics, Towson State University   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? I have worked in Army contracting for nearly 30 years, starting my career as an Army Materiel Command (ACC) intern and progressing to a branch chief at ACC-APG. Throughout […]

Lane Gary

Lane Gary

UNIT: Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG), Division B TITLE: Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer/R2-3G Team Leader AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2009 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 11 AWARDS: Superior Civilian Service Award, Iraq, GWOT service award, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, Afghanistan EDUCATION: B.S. in business administration, University of South Carolina   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? In my current role, I serve as the team leader and primary contracting officer for the $16.4 billion Rapid Response Program (R2-3G) ACC-APG Contracting team. I guide, lead and mentor a team of eight contract specialists. My efforts are critical to the warfighter because we award […]

Jerry M. Harvey

Jerry M. Harvey

UNIT: Mission and Installation Contracting Command POSITION: Supervisor, Quality Assurance, Oversight and Compliance AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2009 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 6 AWARDS: Commander’s Award for Civilian Service (2); Achievement Medal for Civilian Service EDUCATION: B.S. in industrial engineering, Lamar University   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? Whether with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) or now with the Army, I’ve always been involved in contractor oversight, helping to ensure that our warfighters get the supplies and services that we contracted for. What are some of the milestones you’ve achieved? As for February 25, 2015, I will have notched 30 years of […]

Col. Ian B. Klinkhammer

Col. Ian B. Klinkhammer

UNIT: Army Contracting Command POSITION: Deputy Executive Director AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2012 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 24 AWARDS: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Senior Army Staff Identification Badge, Army Aviators Badge, Army Parachutist Badge, Assault Badge EDUCATION: MBA, Florida Institute of Technology; Master of Military Arts and Sciences, Air Command and Staff College; B.S./B.A. in financial accounting, Auburn University   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? I manage the contract planning, solicitation, execution and procurement programs for PEO Aviation and PEO Air, […]