Michael R. Hutchison

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL: Michael R. Hutchison has been selected Executive Director of Army Contracting Command - Rock Island (ACC-RI) and promoted to the Senior Executive Service. He has been serving as acting executive director and the ACC-RI's principal assistant responsible for contracting since June 2010.

The ACC-RI is one of seven subordinate contracting centers within the U.S. Army Contracting Command. As executive director, Hutchison has oversight of more than 500 contracting specialists and in excess of $80 billion worth of contracts.

In accepting his new responsibilities, Hutchison said the key to success will be to remain flexible and adaptable to the situations that present themselves to himself and to the organization.

"I've worked with this fine group of people for more than eight years and it is indeed an honor to have been selected to lead them," Hutchison said. "I firmly believe that what this center executes makes us one of the most critically important centers to the ongoing operations. We have a quality staff that is more than up to the task."

ACC-RI supports the acquisition requirements of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command - Rock Island, and the Joint Theatre Support Contracting Command - Iraq/Afghanistan. Hutchison advises the commanding generals of all three commands on the total acquisition process, including policy development, compliance and review, contract pricing, contract management, and associated support.

As the principal assistant responsible for contracting for all three commands, Hutchison is responsible for staff supervision and management of major contracting areas including chemical demilitarization, the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, Army prepositioned stocks, reach back contracting for Southwest Asia and the contract support staff.

Jeff Parsons, ACC executive director, said: "Mike's selection comes as no surprise. He is the consummate professional who has demonstrated time and time again that he has the leadership skills and technical proficiency to lead Army Contracting Command - Rock Island. I look forward to working with Mike as he continues to lead ACC-RI in the coming years."

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