JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Dec. 11, 2018) -- More than 30 contracting leaders from throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are in San Antonio this week for the command's annual acquisition leadership training event lasting through Dec. 13.Each year, the ALTE serves as an essential professional, consolidated and face-to-face venue for MICC senior leaders from the command's two contracting support brigades, two field directorates, 30 contracting offices and nine battalions."Coming together as a team promotes an active and involved environment for addressing the readiness needs of our supported units, discussing priorities across the command as well as enhancing problem solving by sharing best practices," said Brig. Gen. Bill Boruff, the MICC commanding general. "This collaborative approach also allows our commanders and directors to directly engage me and our headquarters staff on policies and processes directly impacting their respective operations."Boruff kicked off the ALTE Dec. 11 with his state of the command. The MICC commanding general also encouraged participants to take advantage of the opportunity to network and discuss acquisition challenges in group settings and breakouts throughout the week.The remainder of the week includes a variety of briefings by headquarters staff on topics to include category management, Government Purchase Card transition, equal employment opportunity, metrics, competition goals, procurement management review trends, and standardization of training.About the MICC: Headquartered at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the Mission and Installation Contracting 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. MICC contracts are vital in feeding more than 200,000 Soldiers every day, providing many daily base operations support services at installations, facilitate training in the preparation of 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.