JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- (Nov. 4, 2015) Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command welcomed their new command sergeant major during a ceremony here Nov. 3.Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka O'Neal became the command's fourth command sergeant major during an assumption of responsibility ceremony officiated by Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Gabbert, the MICC commanding general."The MICC and the Army deserve a leader who sets the standards for others to follow and also can speak for the members of the command because she will feel the pulse of our workforce," Gabbert said. "She truly cares for her Soldiers and those she works with. That is what sets her apart from all others, and we at the MICC are very fortunate to have her on our team."O'Neal comes to the MICC from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy following an assignment as the 1st Infantry Division's Sustainment Brigade command sergeant major at Fort Riley, Kansas."Today is a great day, and I want each and every one here to know that I consider myself a member of the greatest institution on the face of this earth, and it is the United States Army," O'Neal said. "I believe wholeheartedly in the teamwork that our civilians and military within this command provide to the warfighter while upholding the highest quality of life for our Soldiers and their families on a daily basis through day-to-day contracting operations."The assumption of responsibility ceremony included the passing of the MICC colors. The colors symbolize the heritage and history of the organization as well as unity and loyalty of its Soldiers. As the MICC command sergeant major, O'Neal is the keeper of the colors.O'Neal's leadership experience includes positions at various levels of increased responsibility supporting the warfighter within the sustainment arena, to include the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, medical commands and infantry divisions.Headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the MICC is a one-star command made up of more than 1,500 military and civilian members assigned to three contracting support brigades, one field directorate office and 32 field offices that provide contracting support across the Army. The MICC supports the warfighter by acquiring equipment, supplies and services vital to the U.S. Army mission and well-being of Soldiers and their families. The command also supports the Army's contingency and wartime missions by rapidly deploying trained and ready contingency contracting Soldiers around the world to provide operational contracting support in the procurement of goods and services in austere environments.