Activated in July 2013, the 418th Contracting Support Brigade located at Fort Hood, Texas, enhances installation and operational contracting support to Army commands. Subordinate to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command, it provides core customer service through strategically aligned support to commands and installations. The 418th CSB is made up of more than 155 Soldiers assigned to four contingency contracting battalions and 16 contingency contracting and senior contingency contracting teams.
Training and accomplishing contracting operations alongside MICC civilian contracting members day to day, these teams are also called upon to perform contracting in a contingency environment including military and stability operations as well as natural disasters and humanitarian events.
The 418th CSB is also responsible for more than 450 civilians at nine subordinate contracting offices aligned to support customers throughout the country. Those include offices at Fort Hood, Texas; White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; Dugway Proving Ground, Utah; Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Riley, Kansas; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; and Fort Irwin, California.
Among the major customers supported by the 418th CSB are III CORPS, the U.S. Army Reserve Command and U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command.