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Transcription of "Big Opportunity"

My name is Alison Frank, I'm a Contract Administrator at Fort Hood Directorate of Contracting

I knew I made the right decision by entering the intern program pretty, pretty...right after I, I got involved its, its the fire-hose effect because you get all this information and sure I went home several times going, (gasp)...is this the right thing? Can I do this? But that's why I like it because it's so challenging. I've been there five years and every five minutes there's something new that comes up, and you know I, I grasp ahold of that, I research it, I find out more about it and, and then move on and wait for the next five minute one that I get to learn.”

Army Contracting Command is about opportunity…to be in a profession that's in demand. I was trying to make a career choice into something that was more, uhm, marketable and something where I could learn more and advance. ACC has a great program and the outside world, "the outside world", they, they know this. They know that you're getting super training and you're very sought after.

I think the most important thing about what I do is that we support the Warfighter and, we help build a stronger military. When they're deploying the need to have this information they have need to have this equipment or service prior to deploying or it could impact their mission. This is what it's all about is supporting our Soldiers.