Spotlight on...Manuel Medeiros
Manuel R. Medeiros is currently assigned to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Drum, N.Y., and is slated to deploy to Afghanistan to serve with the Defense Contract Management Agency.

Describe your current position: I am a contract administrator for Blanket Purchase Agreement calls and construction contracts at Fort Drum.

Describe your professional/education background: I have been working as a contract specialist for three years now. I have done both pre and post award contracting. I graduated from the Military College of Vermont, Norwich University, with a bachelor of science degree in business management.

Where do you call home? Are you married? Do you have children/pets? What do you do in your spare time? A military brat, I didn't consider any of my dad's duty stations as home since I'd never be there more than two years anyway. So, I consider Yonkers home because it's where I spend summers, breaks, vacations and holidays. During my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors, i.e. beaches, parks and shooting ranges with my girlfriend, Samantha Kavanagh. (She actually went out coyote hunting with me.) I also enjoy going to the movies, hanging out with friends and going to the park with her daughter, Leah. When I return from deployment, I plan on taking Samantha with me on a trip to Europe. Though I don't have any pets now, I would someday like to get a dog, either a German Shephard or Husky.

How does your job support the Soldier? Anything the Soldier doesn't already have or can't get for himself, my team and I get it for him. That's important to me whether the war fighter knows it or not. It's a team effort and I see what I do and my office does as a part of that team.

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