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"Theater Support"

My name is John Hess. I’m the deputy G3 for the Expeditionary Contracting Command.

Well, there’s three basic categories of contracting. Ok. At, from a from a strategic perspective, you have systems contracting. And this is the large…complicated contracts that the Army uses to buy weapons systems. Then you have theater support contracting. That’s at the other end of the uh, spectrum, which is contracts that are awarded in theater, eh, overseas. And then in the middle you have external support contracts. Those are contracts that are awarded state-side, but performance is OCONUS in a contingency environment.

With our business in the contingency contracting environment or Expeditionary Contracting Command, we primarily focus on Theater Support contracts. For those civilians who are interested in doing contingency contracting and being exposed to contingency contracting, that is where the rubber meets the road. Because everything we do impacts soldiers.

Civilians are very important to our business because they possess the expertise, the experience needed, uh to do contracting. If you wanna see an immediate impact on what your contracting efforts provide to soldiers in the field environment, contingency contracting is where you’re gonna get it.