The Expeditionary Contracting Command recently welcomed Bryan Samson as its new senior executive service deputy to the commander.

In his new position, Samson is responsible for leading the command's staff activities and managing the acquisition program in support of Army and other federal organizations at installations outside the continental United States and expeditionary contracting for Army service component commands and the joint warfighter during military operations.

"This is a terrific opportunity to help grow and sustain a critical Army capability and directly supporting Soldiers and their families," Samson said. "I look forward to interacting and getting to know all of the members of the ECC family."

Prior to joining ECC, Samson served as the chief, Office of the Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting, Research, Development and Engineering Command Contracting Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. He is a retired Army acquisition officer with more than 20 years in military contracting and has served in a wide variety of procurement positions worldwide.

The ECC is a subordinate command of the U.S. Army Contracting Command that provides essential contracting support to the Army and other Defense organizations at installations outside the continental United States. It also provides expeditionary contracting services during military and humanitarian operations to the Army service component commands and the joint warfighter.

ECC accomplishes this vital mission through seven contracting support brigades, eight contingency contracting battalions and 83 contingency contracting teams throughout the world. It is currently headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., and scheduled to relocate to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., in the summer of 2011.