JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 4, 2017) -- A handful of contracting offices subordinate to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are being realigned beginning this month as the command transforms itself to be more responsive to its mission partners."The MICC is committed to providing supported customers, the joint force and our international partners the right equipment, at the right time, at the most efficient cost," said Col. Bill Boruff, the MICC commander, emphasizing that the extent of this organizational change only encompasses a new reporting chain. "Aligning our organizational structure to optimize that support is a constant in doing business."The contracting office at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, previously subordinate to the 419th Contracting Support Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is being aligned under the MICC Field Directorate Office at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. MICC-Fort Belvoir is responsible for contracting support to the Fort Belvoir Garrison and its tenant organizations, nearby Fort Meade, Fort Detrick, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Fort A.P. Hill as well as the Military District of Washington and non-medical procurements for Walter Reed Army Medical CenterThe 419th CSB's contracting office at Fort Polk, Louisiana, is being aligned under the 418th CSB at Fort Hood, Texas. MICC-Fort Polk supports the training needs of the Joint Readiness Training Center, 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Installation Management Command, Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital, Network Enterprise Center, Logistics Readiness Center-Army Material Command, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade as well as other tenant units.Two installation-level contracting offices that fell under FDO-Fort Sam Houston are being realigned as divisions subordinate to two 419th CSB contracting offices. The contracting office at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, will become a division of the MICC contracting office at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. MICC-Moffett Field will be a subordinate division of the MICC contracting office at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Both divisions will continue to support the contracting needs of their respective installations."The purpose of this new alignment is to best support our customers," Boruff added. "The MICC must be postured to deliver acquisition excellence and the highest quality of materiel readiness to Soldiers and the Army."Contracting offices subordinate to the command's two brigades and field directorate offices are structured by tier. Tier 1 offices are responsible for executing contract actions below the simplified acquisition threshold of $150,000. Tier 2 offices perform post-award functions at greater dollar and complexity levels. Tier 3 offices execute larger dollar value contract actions.The change in organizational structure included considerations by officials from human resources and resource management at the MICC headquarters and will result in no job losses by civilian employees.Headquartered at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, the MICC 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. 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.