WHAT: U.S. Army Contracting Command Executive Director Change of Responsibility Ceremony

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, 9:00 a.m. CDT. Media should arrive at Gate 8, Goss Road, no later than 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.

WHERE: ACC/ECC Campus, 334A Wells Road, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

RSVP TO: Ann Jensis-Dale, ACC Public Affairs, no later than noon Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.
256-955-7640 (office), 256-585-7206 (cell), ann.jensisdale@us.army.mil

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala --Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Army Materiel Command commanding general, will officiate at a change of responsibility ceremony for the Army Contracting Command's executive director Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.

Jeffrey Parsons, the departing executive director, has served as ACC's leader since the command was activated in March 2008.

The incoming executive director, Carol E. Lowman has served as ACC's deputy director since November 2009. "I am excited and humbled by this opportunity," Lowman said. "ACC's workforce plays a crucial role in providing our Soldiers what they need to accomplish their mission. I look forward to helping the command continue its growth and development."

On September 20, 2011, Dr. Lowman was appointed by President Obama as a member of the Committee for Purchase from People who are Blind or Severely Disabled. She has long been an advocate for the blind and others with significant disabilities.

ACC provides global contracting support to Soldiers through the full spectrum of military operations. ACC consists of more than 5,700 military and civilian personnel who award and manage more than 261,000 contract actions annually valued at more than $92.9 billion.

** There will be a media opportunity with Dr. Carol. E. Lowman, incoming ACC executive director, immediately following the ceremony.