Acivated in June 2013, the 419th Contracting Support Brigade located at Fort Bragg, N.C., 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 Brigade is made up of more than 250 Soldiers assigned to one of six contingency contracting battalions. In addition to the 900th Contingency Contracting Battalion at Fort Bragg and 902nd CCBN at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., four battalions are planned to be activated in 2013. Those include the 922nd CCBN at Fort Campbell, Ky.; 918th CCBN at Fort Carson, Co.; 919th CCBN at Fort Bliss, Texas; and 925th CCBN at Fort Drum, N.Y.
Aligned under the battalions are the 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 Brigade is also responsible for subordinate contracting offices aligned to support customers throughout the country. Those include offices at Fort Bragg; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Campbell, Ky.; Fort Carson, Colo.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Irwin, Calif.; Fort Polk, La.; Fort Riley, Kansas; Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Among the major