FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The U.S. Army Materiel Command will activate the U.S. Army Contracting Command as a provisional major subordinate command in a ceremony here March 13 at 1 p.m.

Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, who is expected to attend the ceremony, directed the establishment of the ACC and the realignment of the U.S. Army Contracting Agency under AMC to immediately implement the Gansler Commission's recommendation to restructure Army contracting efforts and assign responsibility to facilitate contracting and contract management in expeditionary and U.S.-based operations.

The ACA presently provides contracting services for installation-level services and supplies, and common-use information technology hardware, software and services. The realignment of ACA to AMC places the majority of the Army's contracting resources into one Army command which will provide a full-range of contracting services.

The ACC will be a two-star level command with two, one-star level subordinate commands: an expeditionary contracting command and an installation contracting command.


The ceremony will take place on the front lawn of the AMC headquarters building, Fort Belvoir, Va. Media wishing to attend must contact Michelle McCaskill at (703) 806-8014,, or Melissa Bohan at (703) 806-8019,, no later than 3 p.m. March 12 to make arrangements.