By Skip Vaughn, USAG RedstoneJune 22, 2011
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army Contracting Command is now an official resident of sweet home Alabama.
ACC and the Expeditionary Contracting Command uncased their colors Thursday in a ceremony symbolizing their move from Fort Belvoir, Va. The Army Contracting Command was activated in March 2008; and the ECC is one of its two subordinate commands.
“It’s just amazing what we have been able to accomplish over the last three years,” Army Contracting Command executive director Jeffrey Parsons said.
About 250 of the headquarters workers are here with another 100 to be added for a total of 350. Many of them moved from outside the area, which Parsons said is a “huge testament” to this community.
They work in relocate-able structures at Wells and Mauler roads but a construction project is expected to be funded in 2013.
“Hopefully by this time four years from now we will be moving into a new facility,” Parsons said.
The Army Contracting Command’s two subordinates are the Mission and Installation Contracting Command, which supports continental U.S. installations, and the Expeditionary Contracting Command, which supports forward deployed forces and OCONUS installations.
Its six major contracting centers include Redstone Arsenal; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.; the National Capital Region; Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.; and Warren, Mich. ACC has more than 5,500 military and civilian people at 117 locations worldwide.