Rebecca "Becky" Weirick has been named executive director of the Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal, Ala., contracting center.

Weirick comes to ACC after having served as chief of contracting for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, National Capital Region in Washington, DC.

"I'm very humbled and excited by the opportunity," said Weirick, who has more than 26 years of government service including 24 years as an Air Force contracting officer. "I look forward to helping the command continue its growth and development. Contracting is a key enabler and extremely important to every single war fighting mission. What we do, whether it's buying beans or missiles, makes a tremendous difference. I am proud to be a contracting professional."

"I'm delighted to welcome Becky to our ACC family," said Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, commanding general, Army Contracting Command. "She is recognized by both her seniors and subordinates as a take-charge leader who cares for and nurtures her people. Her vast experience and demonstrated contracting expertise mark her as an exceptional contracting professional. I'm proud and pleased she is joining our ACC senior leadership team."

Weirick said people should know she considers herself a servant leader.

"I'm a people person. I'm all about the team," said Weirick, who added that her greatest mentor is her husband of 22 years. "I love what I do and I'm committed to making a difference. I am fair, I value others' opinions and I love helping people succeed."

Weirick said her draw to public service was more of a family calling.

"My father was a fighter pilot right after World War II so public service was a natural calling. After graduating from college I decided to join the Air Force and made a career of it," said Weirick, a retired colonel.

An outdoors person, Weirick said she is looking forward to living in Huntsville.

"I ride horses, fish and hunt. I love all things outdoors and can't wait to do them all there. I've heard only positive things about Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal's contracting professionals and I can't wait to get there."

Weirick's diverse Air Force career included a wide range of experience in all aspects of systems, logistics, research and development and operational contracting. Her military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

She is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certified in contracting and program management and holds multiple professional certifications.