FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky -- (Aug. 14, 2015) Three contracting professionals from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command and 922nd Contracting Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, recently provided valuable contracting information and lessons learned to 20 students attending the Army Logistics University's Operational Contract Support Course.Capt. Christopher Mitchum, 922nd CBN contract management officer, Sgt. Maj. Andrea Dailey, 922nd CBN battalion sergeant major, and Brad Davis, a MICC-Fort Campbell contracting officer, were guest speakers during the course. They provided information to students on a host of topics to include requirements development, contacting officer representatives' responsibilities, unauthorized commitments, ratifications, and numerous unique issues related to providing contract support in a deployed environment.Following the briefing, the trio answered several questions from the students and shared real-world contracting anecdotes from the field and how those situations were managed.Dailey explained to the class the importance of ensuring that Army procurement actions are conducted in accordance with all applicable federal laws, and Army policies and regulations. "Your unit is not the only stakeholder. The American taxpayer is also a stakeholder," Dailey said. "It is imperative that we conduct ourselves with accountability, integrity and transparency."Conducted by the Army Logistics University, the 10-day resident course prepares graduates to plan, manage and administer operational contract support in contingency operations. Army graduates of the course receive the 3C skill identifier upon graduation. During the course students conduct online training, receive lectures, take part in seminars, review case studies and conduct practical exercises. The course curriculum emphasizes planning considerations and operational impacts of contracting within the context of doctrine, planning as well as legal and ethical considerations, which one might experience in a contingency environment.MICC-Fort Campbell and the 922nd CBN provides acquisition solutions and oversight to meet the operational contracting needs of the garrison and tenant organizations on the installation. Home to the 101st Airborne Division, 5th Special Forces Group and 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, the contracting office also provides trained and deployable contingency contracting teams to the operating force for expeditionary contracting and operational contracting support.