Homing in on a contracting career

Homing in on a contracting career

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Mission and Installation Contracting Command – Fort Bragg POSITION: Contracting officer YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 9 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in contracting EDUCATION: M.A. in procurement and acquisitions management, Webster University; B.A. in sociology and social work, Fayetteville State University AWARDS: ‘Commander’s Civilian of the Quarter Award; Achievement Award for Civilian Service Homing in on a contracting career Nicole Jones came to the acquisition workforce nine years ago, opting to leave a job in human resources in Northern Virginia for the chance to move back to her hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. She found a position as a contract specialist for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) […]

Faces of the Force: Lisa Benjamin

Faces of the Force: Lisa Benjamin

POSITION: Contracting Officer UNIT: 918th Contracting Battalion, Mission and Installation Contracting Command–Fort Carson TOTAL YEARS OF SERVICE: 32 (21 active duty and 11 civilian) AWARDS: Achievement Medal for Civilian Service; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation (6) EDUCATION: MBA, Regis University, B.S. in business management/business administration, Colorado State University Contracting role requires flexibility, capacity to manage change By Susan L. Follett Lisa Benjamin isn’t big on down time. Two weeks after she graduated from high school in 1982, she headed for Army basic training. She spent 21 years on active duty, and six months later she began working for the Army as a civilian—work she’s done for more than a decade. […]

Editorial: Contracting senior enlisted relevant, resilient, ready to serve at strategic level

Editorial: Contracting senior enlisted relevant, resilient, ready to serve at strategic level

By Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Bowens, Mission and Installation Contracting Command command sergeant major   JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (May 15, 2014) — As our Army continues its transformation following more than 13 years of continuous war, it increasingly relies on its senior enlisted leaders to advise in the management and strategic development of the most talented and superior Soldiers to serve as the next generation of leaders. Organizations across the Army necessitate their leaders possess the strategic knowledge and discipline necessary to carry out their missions while implementing force structure changes. As stewards of our resources, today’s senior enlisted leaders must be innovative in setting conditions […]