JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (July 11, 2017) -- Command of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command will change hands during a July 26 ceremony at the Army North Quadrangle on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Gabbert will relinquish command to Col. William Boruff in a ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. James Simpson, commander of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Boruff is presently serving as the chief of the capabilities and acquisition division for the Joint Chiefs of Staff Force Structure, Resources and Assessment Directorate in Washington.

Gabbert, who took command of the MICC in December 2013, plans to retire from the service following a career spanning more than 31 years of active service that has included numerous assignments at the command, staff and operational level.

The MICC is made up of two contracting support brigades and two field directorate offices responsible for 31 subordinate contracting activities across the United States and Puerto Rico. The command consists of about 1,500 military and civilian members who are responsible for contracting goods and services in support of Soldiers as well as readying trained contracting units for the operating force and contingency environment when called upon. Headquartered at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, MICC contracts are vital in feeding more than 200,000 Soldiers every day, providing many daily base operations support services at installations, preparing more than 100,000 conventional force members annually, training more than 500,000 students each year, and maintaining more than 14.4 million acres of land and 170,000 structures.