Army Contracting Command

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Army Contracting Command
Country United States
Allegiance United States Army
Type Contracting Command
Role Arranging Contracts
Part of U.S. Army Materiel Command
Garrison/HQ Redstone Arsenal, AL
Motto(s) "COMPARATOR, ARMATI, CUSTOS" (Soldier, Emptor, Guardian)[1]
Major General James E. Simpson[2]
Distinctive unit insignia ACC Logo.jpg

The Army Contracting Command (ACC) is a contracting services command of the United States Army. "On October 1, 2008, the Army recognized the formal establishment of the Army Contracting Command as a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. This new Army organization performs the majority of contracting work for the U.S. Army, and consists of two subordinate commands responsible for installation and expeditionary contracting, and other Army contracting elements."[3]

There are three parts to the Army Contracting Command: Expeditionary Contracting Command Brigades, Mission Installation Contracting Commands, and Contracting centers.

Expeditionary Contracting Command[edit]

Expeditionary Contracting Command is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Contracting Command headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The one-star command is organized to accomplish its global operational missions through its nine Contracting Support Brigades, seventeen Contingency Contracting Battalions, sixteen Senior Contingency Contracting Teams, and ninety-two Contingency Contracting Teams.[4]

ECC brigades include:

Mission Installation Contracting Command[edit]

Headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC)[7] is a one-star command. It is made up of more than 1,500 military and civilian members assigned to three contracting support brigades, one field directorate office and 33 field offices throughout the nation and Puerto Rico that provide contracting support across the Army.

The MICC supports the warfighter by acquiring equipment, supplies and services vital to the U.S. Army mission and well-being of Soldiers and their families. The command also supports the Army's contingency and wartime missions by rapidly deploying trained and ready contingency contracting Soldiers around the world to procure goods and services in austere environments.


  • MICC headquarters, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Contracting Support Brigades, Field Directorate Office and Subordinate Activities:[8]

Contracting Centers[edit]

Major Contracting Center Locations:

  • ACC-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
  • ACC-New Jersey, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.
  • ACC-Redstone, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
  • ACC-Rock Island, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.
  • ACC-Warren, Detroit Arsenal, Mich.


  1. ^ Army Contracting Command's Heraldry, The Institute of Heraldry (TIOH), Washington, DC. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  2. ^ MG Simpson biography, U.S. Army Contracting Command. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  3. ^ U.S. Army Expeditionary Command, About. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  4. ^ Expeditionary Contracting Command, accessed March 2013.
  5. ^ About Expeditionary Contracting Command, retrieved 17 July 2016.
  6. ^, March 3, 2011
  7. ^ Mission and Installation Contracting Command
  8. ^ MICC Fact Sheet Archived August 22, 2016, at the Wayback Machine., 21 June 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.

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