Army Contracting Command-Afghanistan outlines priorities
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BAGRAM, AFGHANISTAN -- More than 85 Army Contracting Command-Afghanistan Soldiers, civilians and contractors took part in a synchronized effort to drive cultural change during a town hall on July 26.

The theme of the Town Hall was centered on ACC-A's motto, "Ready, Relevant and Responsive." The town hall focused on nesting ACC-A's priorities and lines of effort with the higher headquarters and the missions of the units it supports.

ACC-A provides operational contracting support for Resolute Support headquarters, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, and Train, Advise, Assist Commands/Task Forces across the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

ACC-A Commander Col. H. Brad Hodge and his brigade staff provided integral information aimed at improving the team's understanding of the strategic, operational and tactical impacts its contract oversight and procurement efforts have on mission success.

During the town hall, the ACC-A command team took time to recognize its workforce. They recognized Staff Sgt. William Phipps, Staff Sgt. Carlos Espada and Staff Sgt. Patrick Kennison for earning their promotable status on the latest sergeant first class promotion's list.

The command team also recognized acquisition professionals for significantly impacting mission success through personal pursuit of excellence while also increasing the team's efficiency and effectiveness. Those recognized include Sherry Breton, Heracio Fernandez, Rosario Kinderknecht, Dan Veenstra, Nahom Seyum, Staff Sgt. Natoya Bogunjoko, Lt. Col. Brad Tinch and Patricia Cunningham.

Editor's note: Maj. Richard Ricketts, ACC-A, contributed to this article.