JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- (Aug. 6, 2015) Two members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are among the 32 recognized by higher headquarters for performance excellence.Officials from the Army Contracting Command announced Aug. 4 their annual award winners for fiscal 2014 that included Greg Davidson from MICC-Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and Anthony Sligar from MICC-Fort Drum, New York.Davidson earned the award in the Outstanding Mission Support Business Operations category but is quick to admit that the award came as a surprise and believes others in his office who devote an extraordinary amount of effort to their jobs are just as deserving."I'm happy to be recognized for what I do. It is not easy being a non-acquisition person in an office full of contracting professionals. Sometimes it makes me feel like I have to try harder and accomplish more just to keep up with them," he said.An operations and training specialist with MICC-JBLM Business Operations Division, Davidson played an instrumental role in the contracting office being recognized as the command's top performing office in fiscal 2014 by Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Gabbert, the MICC commanding general. Davidson's technical expertise and organizational management helped lead the office to achieve success in task management and meeting command metrics."When the MICC implemented this (metrics tracking) program, we were initially a little surprised at some of the results. The director didn't like being surprised so I figured out how to track this data on a weekly basis by working with the metrics champions at the headquarters," Davidson said. "They helped me develop my own scripts for pulling the same data and explaining their data sources. With that I was able to develop a weekly update briefing for the director that gives us almost real-time tracking of where we sit on our metrics performance."The development of this weekly tracking was identified as a best practice across the command during a fiscal 2014 contract management review. His efforts in facilitating a variety of classes promoting professional development also contributed toward his selection for the award.Sliger earned the ACC award in the Contract Professional in Support of the Small Business Program category. In addition to serving as the deputy director for MICC-Fort Drum, he performs both contracting officer and small business duties for the contracting office. He meets regularly with small business representatives and participates in Small Business Administration outreach events in the area, offering advice to vendors on enhanced market research and competition. Those efforts have helped to expand the number of vendors seeking contract opportunities with the MICC.This is the second consecutive year he has been recognized for his small business achievements. Similar to when he was named the 2013 Army Materiel Command Part-time Small Business Specialist of the Year, he credits those who make up the team around him for the success."I am not able to take full credit. I am being recognized because I am the face of the small business program at Fort Drum, but the reason for my selection was because the 925th Contracting Battalion is continually meeting all of its small business goals," Sligar said. "All of the contracting professionals at the battalion deserve credit for this. It is truly a consolidated effort to meet our goals and all of the personnel in my office take great pride in working hard to meet those goals. I couldn't be more proud of the 925th CBN contracting professionals."Tasked with some of the command's highest small business goals, Sligar and the 925th CBN helped champion the MICC's success in fiscal 2014, particularly in the historically underutilized business zone socioeconomic category. MICC-Fort Drum exceeded its 25-percent HUB zone goal with a 37.15-percent achievement and more than $27 million in awards. In the woman-owned small business program, MICC-Fort Drum almost doubled its 30-percent goal by achieving 56.9 percent. The small business efforts at Fort Drum contributed to the MICC earning the Secretary of the Army Award for Small Business Utilization for 2014.Headquartered at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, 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, including $2.4 billion to American small businesses. The command also managed more than 633,000 Government Purchase Card Program transactions in fiscal 2014 valued at an additional $783 million.