In a Sept. 20 White House announcement, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Carol Lowman as a member of the Committee for Purchase from People who are Blind or Severely Disabled.

This announcement comes only a week before Dr. Lowman assumes the position as executive director of the Army Contracting Command, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, at a change of responsibility ceremony slated Sept. 27 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

"It is with great pleasure to inform you that our own Dr. Carol Lowman has been appointed by the President of the United States," said Jeffrey P. Parsons, ACC executive director. "As many of you know, Carol is a huge proponent of Ability One and has worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for the disabled in government contracting. Being appointed by the President to this important position reflects his admiration and confidence in the work she has done and will continue to do in support of our disabled citizens."

Headquartered at Redstone, ACC includes two subordinate commands, the Mission and Installation Contracting Command and the Expeditionary Contracting Command; and six major contracting centers that support AMC's other major subordinate commands and Life Cycle Management Commands.

ACC provides global contracting support to warfighters through the full spectrum of military operations and consists of more than 5,700 military and civilian personnel worldwide who award and manage more than 240,000 contractual actions valued at an estimated $92.9 billion per year.