Command changes hands during U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command ceremony
April 20, 2012
Brig. Gen. Theodore Harrison accepted the reigns of the U.S. Army's Expeditionary Contracting Command in a change of command ceremony today at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
Carol E. Lowman, executive director, U.S. Army Contracting Command, presided over the ceremony.
The outgoing commanding general, Brig. Gen. Joseph L. Bass, is going to the office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement in Arlington, Va., where he will serve as the director of contracting.
"Success has a great deal to do with experienced leadership. When we look at the ECC's accomplishments over the past few years, it's apparent that Brig. Gen. Bass's leadership skills contributed vastly to the growth of the Command and the expeditionary capability in the Army," Lowman said. "Under Joe's leadership, the ECC has matured into a world-class organization. "
Harrison is no stranger to ECC having served as the commander of the ECC's 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
"I have known Ted for a long time and we worked closely together when he was the 410th commander and I was at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command," Lowman said.
"Ted is highly respected and understands, promotes and values teamwork. He brings with him great insight, energy and enthusiasm.
"He is technically astute and brings a common level of understanding and purpose to the Expeditionary Contracting Command," she continued. "He understands our procurement processes and practices as well as our problems and challenges. He understands the demands of the war fighter and the importance of cultivating relationships with the combatant commands."
Prior to assuming command of the ECC, Harrison served as the director of the National Contracting Organization, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Harrison said he is excited to rejoin ECC.
"I'm very impressed with what ECC has accomplished since I left two years ago," Harrison said.
"Working with our trusted partners in the ACC enterprise we will train capable and professional contracting teams and support the nation's war fighters with expert contracting support around the globe".
ECC, an ACC subordinate command, plans and executes contracting support for U.S. Army service component commanders in support of Army and joint operations and installation operations overseas.