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Transcription of “Overview” Armyhire.com http://armyhire.com/media/videos/0 00:02 — 00:03 I’m Carol Lowman. 00:03 — 00:06 We impact every aspect of the Soldier’s life. 00:09 — 00:15 We purchase the actual goods that our Soldiers are usTranscription of “Overview” Armyhire.com http://armyhire.com/media/videos/0 00:02 — 00:03 I’m Carol Lowman. 00:03 — 00:06 We impact every aspect of the Soldier’s life. 00:09 — 00:15 We purchase the actual goods that our Soldiers are using from weaponry to clothing to food to port-a-potties. 00:16 — 00:23 We provide the contracts that provide every piece of his quality of life, so we impact that Soldier in a very personal way. 00:24 — 00:43 The Army Contracting Command is a huge organization. We…exist in 117 locations around the globe. In fiscal year 2009, we awarded uhh, 96.7 billion dollars in contracts, which represents 80 percent of the Army contract dollar and 20 percent of total federal dollars. 00:44 — 00:52 We deal with everybody from the “mom and pop” store operating right outside the gates of our installation to the huge companies that are just, you know everyday words. 00:53 — 01:13 There are just unlimited uhh, opportunities in the Army Contracting Command. There are career opportunities. We now have any number of senior executives in the Army Contracting Command. You have different functions. You can do cost and price. You can do procurement. You can do analysis. You can do uhh, you can actually be a Contracting Officer. 01:14 — 01:28 The Soldiers put their lives on the line to give us our freedom. I think that working for the Army Contracting Command gives us a tremendous feeling of satisfaction knowing that we are doing our bit to take care of those Soldiers.