BAGHDAD (July 1, 2015) -- Soldiers with the 900th Contracting Battalion and the 916th CBN performed a transfer of authority ceremony June 25 in Baghdad to recognize the exchange in mission responsibilities between the two battalions.The ceremony signifies the beginning for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command's 900th CBN mission in the region and the return home to Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, for the Expeditionary Contracting Command's 916th CBN.While the 900th CBN is based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina; in theater, the 900th CBN falls under the leadership and guidance of the 408th Contracting Support Brigade. The 408th CSB is responsible for providing operational contract support to U.S. Army Central Command, including Operation Inherent Resolve, as the lead service for contracting coordination throughout Southwest Asia.In assuming this mission, the 900th CBN will execute contingency contracting operations, facilitate the development, operation, and sustainment of building partner capacity sites, and provide contracting support to units under the Coalition Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq. The execution of these contracts enhance the Combined Joint Task Force--Iraq's ability to enable Iraqi security forces to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and set conditions for increased regional stability.At the end of the ceremony, Lt. Col. Amanda Flint, the 900th CBN commander, voiced her support for her unit."I am honored to serve with you and am confident in your abilities to provide outstanding contract support to the Coalition Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq," Flint said.The 900th CBN is part of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The MICC is responsible for providing contracting support for the warfighter at Army commands, installations and activities located throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico. In fiscal 2014, the command executed more than 37,000 contract actions worth more than $5.6 billion across the Army. The command also managed more than 633,000 Government Purchase Card Program transactions in fiscal 2014 valued at an additional $783 million.