New Contracting Operations director will be dual-hatted
August 28, 2014
Bryan Samson will be the next director of the Army Contracting Command's Contracting Operations directorate, the command announced Aug. 26.
J.R. Richardson, the current Contracting Operations director, will leave ACC at the end of September, according to Michael Hutchison, ACC deputy to the commanding general. Richardson leaves ACC after more than 36 years of federal service.
Hutchison said Samson will retain the title of Expeditionary Contracting Command deputy to the commanding general. In this dual-hat capacity, Samson will focus primarily on contracting operations, but will be positioned to assume the duties of the ECC commander should the ECC commanding general be deployed, he added.
The Contracting Operations director provides oversight and guidance on contract policy, virtual contracting, management assessment and field support to more than 6,300 Soldiers and civilians at the command's more than 100 locations worldwide. Samson will be responsible for developing and maintaining acquisition and contracting processes that enable the command to deliver its products and services to the warfighter.