Leader recognizes Fort Jackson contracting support
April 23, 2013
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Mission and Installation Contracting Command staff members at Fort Jackson, S.C., were recognized for their contributions leading to the Hilton Field ribbon cutting ceremony April 16.
Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts, the Fort Jackson commanding general, presented awards to MICC-Fort Jackson members involved with the acquisition during the ceremony for their support in awarding several contracts for services and construction renovations.
"The newly renovated Hilton Field will benefit the many families and friends of future graduating Soldiers," said Cynthia Hall, the contract management division chief at MICC-Fort Jackson.
MICC-Fort Jackson was responsible for the solicitation and award of contracts valued at more than $5 million on behalf of the Army Training and Doctrine Command. Hall said requirements included renovations to the stadium, construction of a pedestrian promenade, permanent restrooms, a bus turnaround, resurfacing the entry way, parking lots for distinguished visitors and those with disabilities as well as a new gate.
Fort Jackson serves as the Army's main production center for basic combat training. Its mission involves training more than 36,000 basic training and 8,000 advanced individual training Soldiers every year. The installation holds several key activities at Hilton Field throughout the year, including graduation ceremonies. It is also the location for family day activities the day before graduation, offering Fort Jackson leaders and drill sergeants a chance to meet with family members and friends of graduating Soldiers to discuss the Soldiers' recent experiences and answer questions.
The MICC is responsible for providing contracting support for the warfighter throughout Army commands, installations and activities located throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico. In fiscal 2012, the command executed more than 58,000 contract actions worth more than $6.3 billion across the Army, including more than $2.6 billion to small businesses. The command also managed more than 1.2 million Government Purchase Card Program transactions valued at an additional $1.3 billion.