By Mission and Installation Contracting Command Public Affairs OfficeMarch 4, 2013
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here welcomed its new chief of staff March 4.
Col. Bob Brinkmann is responsible for providing oversight, supervision and quality control of staff actions, personnel, training, operations, building management, public affairs and protocol support within MICC headquarters. He moves into the position after serving as the MICC director of operations from September 2012 through February 2013.
Brinkmann enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1984 at his home town of San Antonio. He was commissioned as an infantry officer through the Reserve Officer Training Corps upon graduation from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1987 and entered active duty.
He has more than 13 years experience in the Army Acquisition Corps and is Acquisition Level III certified in contracting as well as Level I certified in program management. Brinkmann's acquisition assignments have included serving as commander for the U.S. Army Contracting Command-Kuwait; and deputy commander for operations for the U.S. Central Command's Joint Theater Support Contracting Command at Camp Victory, Iraq. He has also served in a variety of contracting and leadership positions both stateside and in support of contingency operations. Prior to entering the Army Acquisition Corps, he served as a company grade officer in several infantry and logistics positions.
Brinkmann replaced Col. Jeff Morris, who served as the MICC chief of staff since July 2012. Morris was selected in February for a one-year deployment to serve with the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan.
The MICC is responsible for providing contracting support for the warfighter throughout Army commands, installations and activities located throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico. In fiscal 2012, the command executed more than 58,000 contract actions worth more than $6.3 billion across the Army, including more than $2.6 billion to small businesses. The command also managed more than 1.2 million Government Purchase Card Program transactions valued at an additional $1.3 billion.