FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The standup of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command’s Mission Contracting Center at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 5 marked the second of eight intermediate levels of command being established to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of contracted services at installations throughout the continental United States.

MICC officials said the standup of the MCC-Fort Bragg aims to improve support for major generating force commands and synchronize contracting within the Army enterprise.

The establishment of this intermediate level of command “will improve oversight and timeliness of actions,” said Timothy Tweed, the MCC-Fort Bragg interim director. “It should also enhance strategic acquisition planning and improve the requirements development process.”

Headquartered at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the MICC’s subordinate units are responsible for working with installation leadership to translate their requirements into contracted services in support of Soldiers and their families.

Aligned under the MCC-Fort Bragg is the Mission Contracting Office-Fort Bragg and installation contracting offices at Fort Campbell, Ky., Fort Drum, N.Y., Fort Polk, La., and Fort Stewart, Ga.

The MCC-Fort Bragg will consist of 13 employees that include a command and control element, contract operations, administrative operations and special staff. Its primary customers will include the U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Reserve Command, garrison and military customers supported by each installation contracting office.

Officials at the Headquarters MICC began the process of restructuring contracting centers and installation contracting offices under the eight MCCs earlier this year to improve customer service and workload distribution. MICC officials said the new level of management also establishes a more effective span of control and contributes to the standardization of procedures and processes.

The first mission contracting center to stand up was at Fort Eustis, Va., in February. The MICC plans to stand up other mission contracting centers through the remainder of this year at Fort Belvoir, Va., Fort Sam Houston and Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Fort Knox, Ky., and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

The MICC is responsible for planning, integrating, awarding and administering contracts in support of Army commands, direct reporting units, U.S. Army North and other organizations to provide the best value for the mission, Soldiers and their families.