By Capt. Bryan Weiss, Regional Contracting Center - AfghanistanApril 11, 2018
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (April 11, 2018) -- Soldiers from the 922nd Contracting Battalion uncased their organizational colors during a ceremony April 4 signifying their assumption of command of the Regional Contracting Center-Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
Under the leadership of Lt. Col. Anthony Rogers, the 922nd CBN commander, and Sgt. Maj. Dellaria Martin, the battalion sergeant major, the unit assumed the responsibility for providing contracting support to units in the Afghani theater of operations, otherwise known as Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.
The 922nd CBN is comprised of a headquarters and five contracting teams aligned with the 101st Airborne Division. This deployment marks the third time the battalion has deployed with the 101st AD in the last three and a half years. Tasked with the challenging mission of contracting in a contingency environment, the battalion continues to award contracts to ensure the warfighter has what it needs to continue their mission.
"The battalion looks forward to integrating into the organization and continuing the drive toward mission accomplishment," Rogers said. "We are honored to be here in Afghanistan supporting the mission. We are proud to be part of ACC-Afghanistan and having uncased our colors, we are ready to provide contracting support."
Guests included Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas Jr., the U.S. Forces-Afghanistan deputy commanding general; Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Hendrex, the USFOR-A senior enlisted leader; Brig. Gen. Teri Williams, the Bagram Airfield commander; Command Sgt. Maj. Quint Pospisil, the COMBAF senior enlisted leader; Col. Lynda Armer, commander, of the 418th Contracting Support Brigade; Command Sgt. Maj. Darnyell Parker, 418th CSB.
The 922nd CBN and MICC-Fort Campbell contracting office provide cradle-to-grave contract support for supplies, services, and construction in support of the Fort Campbell Garrison as well as the 101st AD and its supported elements. Fort Campbell's ranges, training areas, and facilities serve as an essential training platform for Reserve component forces and units of the Tennessee and Kentucky Army National Guard. The 922nd CBN and MICC-Fort Campbell are subordinate to the 419th Contracting Support Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, that with another brigade and two field directorate offices make up the MICC.
Headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 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.