Incoming ACC Executive Director Assumes Responsibility
September 26, 2011
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala --The Army Contracting Command welcomed a new leader during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 27, here.
Gen. Ann Dunwoody, Army Materiel Command commanding general, officiated the ceremony. She welcomed incoming ACC Executive Director Carol Lowman in front of an audience of nearly 300 attendees at 9 a.m. at the ACC campus at 3334A on Wells Road.
The event included pre-ceremonial music by the Army Materiel Command brass quartet, an invocation by ACC Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Charles Fields, and the traditional passing of the ACC flag.
Jeffrey Parsons, the departing executive director, served as ACC's leader since the command was activated in March 2008.
After speaking very highly of Parsons, Dunwoody complemented Lowman by saying the command "couldn't have asked for a better successor. She's been there throughout the journey with Mr. Parsons and knows what it takes to run a global enterprise. She is the right kind of leader who puts people first."
Lowman has served as ACC's deputy director since November 2009.
"It is such an honor to be trusted to lead our amazing folks," Lowman said. "They are an important part of generating the force and impacting their way of life."
On September 20, 2011, Dr. Lowman was appointed by President Obama as a member of the Committee for Purchase from People who are Blind or Severely Disabled. She has long been an advocate for the blind and others with significant disabilities.
ACC provides global contracting support to Soldiers through the full spectrum of military operations. ACC consists of more than 5,700 military and civilian personnel who award and manage more than 261,000 contract actions annually valued at more than $92.9 billion.