Spotlight On...Staff Sgt. Brian Roussel
October 17, 2013
Staff Sgt. Brian D. Roussel is an acquisition, logistics and technology contracting noncommissioned officer assigned to the 412th Contracting Support Brigade at Joint Base San Antonio ' Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Describe your current position
I currently work in the Mission and Installation Contracting Command -- Fort Sam Houston, Mission Division, where I help support Army North and the Army Medical Command to procure any supplies or services they need.
Describe your passion for the job
I love being a part of the big picture especially with the fiscal situation we are in. Every penny counts. I feel proud when I know I saved some money that could possibly be used to help the war fighters deployed around the world.
Where do you call home? Tell us about your family and how you spend your time off duty.
I was born in Bronx, New York, but grew up on Staten Island. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Connie Ann, for 11 years. Together, we have three beautiful daughters, Kaitlyn, 11; Delia, 8; and Madeline, 18 months. In my spare time I try to spend as much time with my family as I can. I love to fish and want to learn how to hunt.
How does your job support the Soldier?
Contracting is the behind-the-scenes leg work that is part of the Soldier's normal everyday life. Whether it be working on a dining facility contract or buying blast barriers down range, contracting is involved.
What would you like others to know about you?
I love to do volunteer work. I had a three year break in service from 2004- 2007. In that time I was able to become a Sleepy Hollow, New York, volunteer firefighter. Upon my return from an overseas assignment in February 2012, I have coached my daughter's coach pitch baseball team and am the camping director for the Girl Scout-Service Unit at Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. I also have volunteered at the local American Legion and am also a committee member for the MICC Volunteer Projects Board. I believe in strong supportive communities.