Contracting for Soldiers

By Mission and Installation Contracting CommandJanuary 8, 2021

Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command support Soldiers and their families through the acquisition of goods and services vital to their mission and well-being. Headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the MICC is made up of about 1,300 military and civilian members responsible for contracting goods and services in support of Soldiers. The command consists of two contracting support brigades, two field directorate offices, 28 contracting field offices and nine battalions located throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico. In fiscal 2021, the command executed a combined 27,000 contract actions valued at more than $5.2 billion across the Army, including $2.6 billion to American small businesses. The command also administered more than 392,000 Government Purchase Card Program transactions in fiscal 2021 valued at an additional more than $670 million.

The MICC is responsible for planning, integrating, awarding and administering contracts across the Army to provide the best value for the mission, Soldiers and their families. Contracting professionals at the MICC's subordinate units work with installation leadership to translate their requirements into contracted services, equipment and minor construction. 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.

Activities primary supported by the MICC include the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, U.S. Army North, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, U.S. Army Reserve Command, U.S. Army Military District of Washington, U.S. Army Medical Command and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Contracting Soldiers from across the command play a vital operational role in support of combatant commanders. MICC Soldiers and civilians have also delivered operational and contingency contracting in support of a number of named operations including Operation United Assistance in West Africa, helping combat the Ebola epidemic; Operation Enduring Freedom; Operation Freedoms Sentinel; Operation Inherent Resolve and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led Resolute Support as well as multiple contingencies across the globe. The also played a vital role in the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Operation Allies Welcome.