JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- (Sept. 15, 2016) The deputy to the commanding general for Army Contracting Command got a firsthand look at how officials at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command conduct contracting in support of Soldiers and their families Sept. 13 and 14 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

This was the first visit by John Lyle, an appointee to the Senior Executive Service, since joining the ACC leadership team at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, earlier this summer.

Leaders from the MICC provided Lyle operational update briefs over two days on a variety of topics to include the command's support for the National Training Center, MICC 2025 transformation plan, increased role of purchasing agents across the command, small business successes, command metrics, and the Contracting Tactical Operations Center application.

"The MICC is such a cohesive and integrated team. What I observed over the last two days are very solid processes, tremendous leadership, dedicated people, and an exceptional workforce. I cannot say enough positive things about the MICC," Lyle said. "The MICC is a vital subordinate command of ACC. Without the MICC, there is no way ACC could meet their goals."


In addition to learning more about the MICC, the ACC leader conducted site visits to the 412th Contracting Support Brigade and 410th CSB as well as met with installation leaders at Army North, Army South and the Installation Management Command during his time at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston.

"All the major customers I've talked to all had glowing remarks about the MICC's support," Lyle added.

Headquartered at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the MICC is made up of about 1,500 military and civilian members assigned to three contracting support brigades and a field directorate office throughout the United States who are responsible for contracting for Soldiers. In fiscal 2015, the command executed more than 36,000 contract actions valued at more than $5.2 billion across the Army, including $2.25 billion to American small businesses. The command also managed more than 600,000 Government Purchase Card Program transactions in fiscal 2015 valued at an additional $747 million.