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  1. 1. Vol. 4, No. 24June 19, 2013“Providing global contracting support to war fighters.”AGILE PROFICIENT TRUSTEDBy Larry D. McCaskillACC Office of Public & Congressional AffairsLarry.d.mccaskill.civ@mail.milIn a letter to the Army acquisition community, Heidi Shyu,assistant secretary of the Army (acquisition, logistics andtechnology), announced June 14the selection of Harry P. Hallockas the deputy assistant secretaryof the Army (procurement).“Mr. Harry Hallock has morethan 20 years of acquisition,logistics and contractingexperience, most of which hasbeen in direct support of ourwar fighters. His leadership andcontracting expertise will makehim an invaluable asset to ourteam,”said Shyu.Hallock leaves his positionas the executive director of theArmy Contracting Command-Warren, Mich., after six years atthe helm.“I am deeply honored to havebeen considered for this critical position in our Army. At thesame time, it is with a heavy heart that I depart ACC - Warrenand the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.”“I’m very proud that Harry has been selected for this veryimportant position,” said Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols,commanding general, Army Contracting Command. “Harry isan innovative leader who cares deeply about his people and hasdone much to advance the Army acquisition career field. Asone of the founding leaders of ACC, he has helped shape andestablish our command as the DOD’s preeminent provider ofdecisive edge contracting solutions and practices. Although Iwill miss Harry’s wise counsel and leadership, we look forwardto working with him in his new position to provide America’sArmy the tools they need to fight and win.”See HALLOCK, page 5.Hallock new deputy assistantsecretary of the Army, procurementHarry P. HallockBy Daniel P. ElkinsMICC Public AffairsDaniel.p.elkins.civ@mail.milJOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON,Texas – Command of the 410th Contracting Support Brigadehere changed hands in a ceremony June 14 at the Army MedicalDepartment Center and School Museum Medal of Honor Walk.Col. Rick Harger assumed command from Col. William Sandersin a ceremony officiated by Brig. Gen.Ted Harrison, commandinggeneral, Expeditionary Contracting Command.See 410th CSB, page 5.410th CSB leadershipchanges hands June 14(Photo by Benito Gonzales)Col. Rick Harger, left, accepts the 410th Contracting SupportBrigade guidon from Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison, commandinggeneral, Expeditionary Contracting Command, during the unit’schange of command June 14.
  2. 2. June 19, 20132U.S. Army Contracting CommandThe NewsBlast is a weekly newsletter authorized and produced by the U.S. Army Contracting Command’sOffice of Public and Congressional Affairs editorial staff in accordance with AR 360-1 (The Army PublicAffairs Program) to inform, educate and entertain the ACC community on people, policies, operations,technical developments, trends and ideas of and about the Department of Defense, the Department of theArmy and this command.The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsedby, the U.S. government, the U.S. Army or this command.Send submissions and correspondence to the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Office of Public andCongressional Affairs, ATTN: Editor, NewsBlast, 3334A Wells Road, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000.Telephone: 256-955-7634, DSN 645-7634 or email at acc.pao@us.army.mil.Commanding GeneralMaj. Gen. Camille M. NicholsACC Command Sergeant MajorCommand Sgt. Maj. John L. MurrayDirector, Office of Public & Congressional AffairsArt ForsterPublic Affairs Team ChiefEd WorleyEditorDavid San MiguelPublic Affairs TeamLarry D. McCaskill, Giselle Lyons, Beth E. ClemonsFor Spotlight submissions, click on the icon.Spotlight on...Connie Fox-Samson serves as the director,Army Contracting Command’s EqualEmployment Opportunity, where she willserve as the commanding general’s specialadvisor on all EEO matters and to ensurethat the command maintains a workplaceenvironment where individuals are valuedand supportive of each other’s unique talentsand abilities.Describe your current positionAs the new Equal EmploymentOpportunity director, I am honored tobe a special advisor to the commander.My staff and I actively manage the EEOprogram for all civilians assigned to ACC,the Expeditionary Contracting Commandand the Mission and InstallationContracting Command. We coordinatewith the Department of Defense, theDepartment of the Army and the ArmyMateriel Command to ensure we sustain amodel EEO program.EEO is one of several importantprograms to ACC. It is based on statute,includes merit system principles, andensures that people are valued for theirknowledge and skills. We need to allwork to make sure that the workplace issupportive of each other’s unique talentsand abilities.Describe your professional/educationalbackgroundI was born and raised in EastTennessee. I attended East TennesseeState University where I majored inEnglish education. After graduating, I leftthe area for my first federal job as a teacheron a Navajo-Hopi Native Americanreservation, located about ten miles eastof the Grand Canyon. It was an enrichingcultural experience and still has a profoundimpact on how I view diversity.Fast forward ten years… aftergraduating with a master’s degree inbusiness and from law school with honors,I practiced law for the federal governmentin Virginia, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.,and in Germany.The breadth of practicingemployment law during those years wastremendous and included defending theagency before the Equal EmploymentOpportunity Commission in severalemployment law cases.When my second daughter was born,I took a little (10-year) break and taughtemployment law to undergraduate andgraduate students in Germany and NewYork.As a military spouse, I found itextremely important to balance my careerwith the needs of my family. After myhusband’s military retirement and threeyears in his hometown in upstate NewYork, I was hired by the Army MedicalCommand in Aberdeen, Md., to educatethe occupational health and preventivemedicine physicians on the employmentlaws that impacted their federal medicalpractices. I was a frequent lecturer atthe Uniformed Service University ofthe Health Sciences, recognized as asubject matter expert on employment law(Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, theRehabilitation Act and reasonableaccommodation, and the GeneticInformation Nondiscrimination Act). Ihave been assigned to ACC for more thanfive years, leading workforce developmentprograms at ACC-Aberdeen ProvingGround, Md., and at headquarters ACCG-1.Where do you call home? Tell us about yourfamily.My family is my lifeline and mydaughters are my joy. Our oldestdaughter is a third-year medical studentat Vanderbilt University MedicalSchool. She attended Vanderbilt as abiomedical engineering undergraduateon a full merit scholarship and wasadmitted to Vanderbilt Medical Schoolearly decision. She is interested inConnie Fox-SamsonACC Equal Employment Opportunity DirectorConnie Fox-Samson
  3. 3. June 19, 20133By Larry D. McCaskillACC Office of Public & Congressional AffairsLarry.d.mccaskill.civ@mail.milRebecca “Becky”Weirick has beennamed executive director of the ArmyContracting Command-Redstone Arsenal,Ala., contracting center.Weirick comes to ACC after havingserved as chief of contracting for the AirForce Rapid Capabilities Office, NationalCapital Region in Washington, DC.“I’m very humbled and excited bythe opportunity,” said Weirick, whohas more than 26 years of governmentservice including 24 years as an Air Forcecontracting officer. “I look forward tohelping the command continue its growthand development. Contracting is a keyenabler and extremely important to everysingle war fighting mission. What wedo, whether it’s buying beans or missiles,makes a tremendous difference. I amproud to be a contracting professional.”“I’m delighted to welcome Becky toour ACC family,” said Maj. Gen. CamilleM. Nichols, commanding general, ArmyContracting Command.“She is recognizedby both her seniors and subordinates asa take-charge leader who cares for andnurtures her people. Her vast experienceand demonstrated contracting expertisemark her as an exceptional contractingprofessional. I’m proud and pleased she isjoining our ACC senior leadership team.”Weirick said people should know sheconsiders herself a servant leader.“I’m a people person. I’m all aboutthe team,” said Weirick, who added thather greatest mentor is her husband of 22years. “I love what I do and I’m committedto making a difference. I am fair, I valueothers’ opinions and I love helping peoplesucceed.”Weirick said her draw to public servicewas more of a family calling.“My father was a fighter pilot rightafter World War II so public service wasa natural calling. After graduating fromcollege I decided to join the Air Force andmade a career of it,” said Weirick, a retiredcolonel.An outdoors person, Weirick said she islooking forward to living in Huntsville.“I ride horses, fish and hunt. I love allthings outdoors and can’t wait to do themall there. I’ve heard only positive thingsabout Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal’scontracting professionals and I can’t waitto get there.”Weirick’s diverse Air Force careerincluded a wide range of experience in allaspects of systems, logistics, research anddevelopment and operational contracting.Her military decorations include theDefense Superior Service Medal, Legionof Merit, Bronze Star and DefenseMeritorious Service Medal.She is Defense Acquisition WorkforceImprovement Act Level III certified incontracting and program management andholds multiple professional certifications.Weirick to lead Army Contracting Command-RedstoneRebecca “Becky” WeirickSPOTLIGHT continued from page 2specializing in surgery. Our youngest wasadmitted early decision to the Universityof Pennsylvania’s Wharton School ofBusiness, the number one undergraduatebusiness school in the world. She beginsin the fall and is interested in majoringin finance. Both are not only highlyintelligent, but very thoughtful andcaring individuals. I am, needless to say,extremely proud of them.What do you hope to contribute to thecommand?I hope to contribute my legal educationand employment law experience tomaintain a workplace where we can allfocus on the reason we are here – to meetour mission of providing responsive,innovative and efficient procurementsolutions to enable the Army’s globalwar fighting dominance. Our civilianworkforce is critical to supporting the warfighter.The acquisition/nonacquisitionsplit is about 80/20 but their joint effortsare undeniable.The civilians in thiscommand foster a culture of performanceexcellence and accountability to enhanceefficiencies and effectiveness.They areabout to sacrifice salaries and benefitsduring furlough; yet, they hang in therebecause of their dedication to our Soldiers.They are an amazing group of diverse, yetcohesive individuals.Is there anything you would like to sharewith the command?We in the ACC are a highly educated,well-informed workforce compared tomany other Army agencies.The complaintdata supports the fact that we simply donot have the negative workplace issuesthat you see elsewhere. I think it is due, inpart, to our open command climate andthe message of treating others the same,with dignity and respect, reiterated duringthe recent SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention)training. We do that very well in theACC.One of the issues I would like totackle is an ACC-wide issue that is ofinterest to the EEOC and the Army:increasing Hispanic participation ratesand participation of individuals withtargeted disabilities in our workforceto mirror the National Civilian LaborForce participation rates. (There arenine disabilities that are designatedas targeted disabilities.) The DefenseAcquisition Workforce DevelopmentFund, also known as Section 852, fundsrecruitment efforts to close the capabilitygap in shortage acquisition career fieldsat every level – intern, journeymen andhighly qualified experts.This funding alsoprovides salary dollars for the command, atremendous plus for our employees duringthis time when our budget outlook isbleak.
  4. 4. June 19, 20134By Liz AdrianACC-Rock Island, Ill.Elizabeth.a.adrian.civ@mail.milROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Gen.Dennis L. Via, commanding general,Army Materiel Command, visited ArmyContracting Command-Rock Island onJune 13 during a trip to the Quad Cities.During his stop at ACC-RI, hereceived an overview of the contractingcenter from Col. John P. Hannon, ACC-RI acting director and other ACC-RIsenior leaders. He also hosted a town hallfor approximately 500 employees, in whichhe focused on employee concerns relatedto the sequester and upcoming furlough,budgets and the future of AMC and ACC.Via said that in the past 10 monthsserving as AMC commanding general, hehas made approximately 200 trips aroundthe world, including two trips to RockIsland in 2012. He was unable to visitACC-RI during those trips, so he said hemade it a point to visit during this trip.“The joy that I get out of this job isgoing out to see the folks that do thework,” said Via. “You represent why wehave such a great command.The work thatyou do here allows our service men andwomen who are in harm’s way to receivethe equipment and materiel that theyrequire to accomplish their mission andreturn home safely to their families.”Via thanked the ACC-RI employeesfor what he said is oftentimes a thanklessjob.“No one comes and tells you thankyou,” said Via. “They care what you didyesterday, but they are more concernedabout what you’re going to do tomorrow.They pat you on the back and then giveyou another action. I want to thank youfor what you do because I know it’s heavylifting that you do every day and we needyou to do that for us.”AMC commanding general visits ACC-RIGen. Dennis L. ViaArmy Materiel Commandcommanding generalBy Larry D. McCaskillACC Office of Public & Congressional AffairsLarry.d.mccaskill.civ@mail.milThere will be fewer paper cuts as theExpeditionary Contracting Commandconducts its procurement managementreviews virtually versus the standard face-to-face inspections during the rest of fiscalyear 2013.ECC officials said fiscal year 2013travel funding was removed from the PMRbudget and a plan was devised to conducttheir contracting support brigade reviewsthrough other than normal procedures.“The Army recognized that forexpeditionary contracting, the abilityto conduct oversight of our contractingorganizations has been a materialweakness,” said Daniel Gallagher, director,Contracting Operations, ExpeditionaryContracting Command, on why ECCchose to conduct the reviews using theVirtual Contracting Enterprise suite oftools.Having established its program in fiscalyear 2012, Gallagher said conducting avirtual PMR was the logical choice to meetthe Army Federal Acquisition RegulationSupplement requirement and establish abaseline analysis of the six ECC principalassistants responsible for contracting. Withthe ECC contracting support brigades andPARCs establishing procedures to use thePaperless Contracting Files, he said thecommand was able to conduct contract filereviews virtually.“With the implementation of theVCE suite of tools, specifically the PCF,and the contracting officer representativetools, we are able to view the contractfiles from a distance without having thesubordinate organization box up the filesand mail them to us,” Gallagher said. “Thevirtual PMR is proof that the PCF toolis practical for conducting contract filereviews without having to travel onsite.”Gallagher said the ECC unitsscheduled for review this fiscal year are:411th CSB in South Korea; the 413thCSB offices in Hawaii and Alaska; and the410th CSB offices in San Antonio,Texas;Miami, Fla.; Columbia and Honduras.The first virtual review, the 411th CSB,was conducted in May with the next twoscheduled for June and July.“The PMRs are vital to inspect andreport the overall health, efficiency, andeffectiveness of contracting throughoutArmy agencies,”said Donna Ragucci, ECCsenior procurement analyst and the ECCPMR program manager.“Where othersthroughout the Army requested relieffrom conducting PMRs this fiscal year, wepushed forward with this virtual concept.”According to Ragucci, the contractfiles review team consists of up to 10participants from ECC headquarters,Army Contracting Commandheadquarters, ECC CSBs andrepresentatives from the Deputy AssistantSecretary of the Army for Procurement.During the review period, participants areconnected daily using teleconferencing foreight hours to discuss any irregularitiesor to ask questions.That requires a lotof information technology coordinationbetween all the organizations.“Video teleconferencing wasestablished for the teams to ensure synergyand access to each other if needed,”Ragucci said. “In addition, the teams haddedicated onsite contract lawyers to assistwith any legal questions and issues.”Ragucci said once the automatic budgetcuts took effect, ECC determined thatovertime or compensation time werenot allowable.That created a shift in thenormal work paradigm.See VIRTUAL, page 5.Virtual reviews save command travel dollars
  5. 5. June 19, 20135Harger comes to the 410thCSB following a senior service collegefellowship at the University of Texas atAustin. Prior to that, he served with theHeavy Brigade Combat Team underProgram Executive Office GroundCombat Systems in Warren, Mich., wherehe was responsible for fleet managementand foreign military sales for Iraq.“I am honored, humbled and excitedto take command of the 410th CSBand return to contracting after workingin program management for the lastseveral years. During my transition, theSoldiers and civilians of the 410th haveimpressed me with their dedication andprofessionalism,” said Harger, who alsocredits Sanders for his assistance andadvice in the changeover.The Del Rio,Texas, native arrives atthe brigade as the contracting communityprepares to enter its historically busyseason in the final quarter of the fiscalyear. In a year beset with fiscal uncertaintyand a pending furlough beginning in July,Harger remains committed to ensuring theacquisition needs of Soldiers are met.“Customer support has always beencritical in the contracting career field.With the fiscal constraints brought onby sequestration, it is more importantthan ever that we work closely withour customers to understand theirrequirements and ensure they know whatis required of them,” Harger said. “It takesa combined effort between the contractingoffice and the customer to ensure thecustomer’s needs are fulfilled.Thiscoordination and collaboration becomesespecially essential as we approach the lastquarter of the fiscal year.”Still in the process of accomplishinghis initial assessment of the 410th, thenew commander said focus will remainon those elements critical to executing thecontracting mission and strengthening theArmy profession.“We will focus on training andcertification of the Soldiers and civilians,ensuring our work environment continuesto be free from prejudice and harassmentof any kind, and collaborating with ourcustomers to ensure they receive the bestcontracting support available,” Hargersaid.The 410th CSB is responsible forplanning and executing contingencycontracting support for the U.S. ArmySouth in support of Army and jointoperations throughout the U.S. SouthernCommand area of responsibility. It is asubordinate command to the ECC atRedstone Arsenal, Ala.Harger enlisted in the Army in 1983as a field artillery surveyor. He earned hiscommission in 1989 through the ROTCprogram at the University of Alaska atFairbanks, where he earned a bachelor’sdegree in management. He enteredcommissioned service as a TransportationCorps officer in 1991 and served ina variety of positions from platoonleader to commander before joining theArmy Acquisition Corps in 1999. Hisacquisition experience spans assignmentsin professional military education,procurement stateside, overseas and inforward deployed areas, as well as productmanagement of the total life cycle systemsupport for all field feeding, field services,cargo aerial delivery and shelter systemsacquired by the Army.Having completed all necessary levelsof professional military education, Hargeralso holds master’s degrees in publicadministration from Central MichiganUniversity, and in contract and acquisitionmanagement from the Naval PostgraduateSchool.Sanders departs for an assignmentas the director of operational testand evaluation at U.S. Army SpecialOperations Command, MacDill Air ForceBase, Fla., after serving as the commanderof the 410th CSB since July 2010.Hallock began his career in Armycontracting as a 22-year-old intern at theDetroit Arsenal and has been a Michiganresident for the past 33 years.“This is my home and it will bedifficult to say goodbye to the manycolleagues, friends and family I havemet and gotten to know, appreciate andlove over the years. I am honored tohave served here in so many differentcapacities and although I worked hardto learn the craft of Army contracting,it was those around me, who mentored,supervised, supported, taught, andworked side-by-side with me and whoallowed me to learn from them, that areresponsible for my reaching this point inmy career and I am eternally grateful,”Hallock said.Hallock hopes to continue to makea difference in his new position and haswished his ACC-Warren family well intheir future endeavors.“I came to love this crazy contractingbusiness right here in this organization,an organization that enjoys the reputationas one of the best contracting enterprisesin the Army. I have been, and willalways be, proud to have been a part ofthe TACOM Life Cycle ManagementCommand and the Army ContractingCommand,” Hallock said.HALLOCK continued from page 1410th CSB continued from page 1“To be able to work the units in thePacific and Alaska regions, the PMRteam shifted to each CSB’s workinghours, sometimes coming in at 3 p.m. andworking until midnight,” Ragucci said.“For the 411th, the team worked Sundayevening because it was Monday morningin Korea.The contract file review teams atthe various sites worked their normal workhours.”According to Gallagher, ECC willcontinue conducting virtual PMRs.“As we complete our two-year baselinereview of all our CSBs we will see if thereare any critical areas that might require anonsite visit. If we do identify any criticalareas, we will send a small team to conducta focused onsite review while still doingthe majority of the PMR virtually,” hesaid. “Without conducting the reviews, wewould not be able to ensure that ECC iskeeping up with the ever-evolving Armycontracting execution and oversight.”VIRTUALcontinued from page 4
  6. 6. June 19, 20136Readers are encouraged to submit comments or suggestions to the editorial staff via the mailbox icon to the right. Responses willassist the NewBlast staff in producing a publication to better meet readers’ expectations and information needs.(Photo by Larry D. McCaskill)Amassed in formation, Soldiers and civilians with the ArmyContracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., renderhonors to the colors prior to joining their counterparts from theArmy Materiel Command in a fun run/walk to help celebratethe Army’s 238th Birthday.(Photo by Betsy Kozak-Howard)MembersofACC-AberdeenProvingGround,Md.,participatedin an APG-wide run June 12 to celebrate the Army’s 238thBirthday. Soldiers with the 926th Contingency ContractingBattalion led the organization with its civilian employeesrounding out the ACC-APG formation. Following the run andthe singing of the Army song, participants were treated withcake and refreshments.ACC workforce celebratesArmy’s 238th BirthdayBy Lira FryeAMC Office of Public & Congressional AffairsReaffirming his commitment to eradicate sexual assaultin the command’s ranks, Gen. Dennis Via, commandinggeneral, U.S. Army Materiel Command, appointed asenior executive as his special assistant to lead a SexualHarassment and Assault Response Program AssuranceTask Force.The task force’s charter includes reviewing AMCSHARP policy and procedures and conducting sensingsessions and site visits across the command to assessthe command climate necessary to rid AMC of sexualharassment and sexual assaults.“Sexual harassment and assault are contrary to Armyvalues,” Via said.“I am committed to fostering a culturethat eliminates both from our ranks.”From now through July, task force representatives fromEqual Employment Opportunity, Equal Opportunity,Chaplain and Inspector General’s offices will meetwith commanders and employees in all of AMC’s majorsubordinate commands.“Our goal is to ensure that everyone understands thedifference between sexual assault and sexual harassment,understands the options available to them and that noone is left behind,” said Task Force Director Myra Gray.“Ultimately, we want to ensure an environment of dignity,respect and trust where no harassment or assault exists.”The sensing sessions will include a cross section ofmilitary and civilian volunteers from each organization.Sessions will last about an hour with the opportunity forattendees to talk one-on-one with facilitators. Resultswill help leaders better understand the command’sclimate, identify issues that may need to be addressed, andshape training to achieve the desired results.As part of the Army’s SHARP stand down, AMC’slargely civilian workforce - 96 percent of its 73,000employees - will also participate in SHARP training.“Conducting training in small groups wheresupervisors are engaged with their subordinates producesthe most effective results,” Via said.“I intend for leadersto initiate interactive discussions on our responsibilitiesfor maintaining a climate of dignity and respect andour Army values. It’s imperative we make sure everyoneunderstands the difference between sexual harassmentand sexual assault, and how they adversely impact AMCand Army readiness.”See TASK FORCE, page 7.AMC SHARP Task Forceassesses command climate
  7. 7. ACC in the NewsThis article mentions Army Contracting Command.Home from AfghanistanJune 19, 20137Click on the image forACC safety messages.(Published in The Redstone Rocket June 12, 2013)Contracting officer Victoria Tripiano receives theExceptional Civilian Service Award in recognition of her 2012deployment to Afghanistan. Making the presentation is Col.Ian Klinkhammer, executive director of Army ContractingCommand-Redstone.http://theredstonerocket.p2ionline.com/Flip/Sitebase/index.aspx?adgroupid=136006&view=single&pageno=43&webstoryid=15645723&webstoryid2=15645723&FH=535‘First in Support’ commandcelebrates 238th Army BirthdayBy Staff Sgt. Alexander Burnett21st Theater Sustainment Command(Posted on DIVIDS June 13, 2013)KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Soldiers of the 21st TheaterSustainment Command celebrated the Army birthday, which was foundedJune 14, 1775, with several events throughout the Kaiserslautern MilitaryCommunity, June 13.The festivities began with an early morning ‘esprit de corps’ run atRhine Ordnance Barracks. Soldiers from the 21st TSC headquarters, 7thCivil Support Command, 18th Military Police Brigade and the 409thContracting Support Brigade ran and sang cadence on the six-kilometerroute.The run ended with a refreshing spray of water provided by two localfire trucks.http://www.dvidshub.net/news/108590/first-support-command-celebrates-238th-army-birthday#.UbnP3nf4J30Military Channel features two ACCemployees for special Army Birthdaycelebration- Monica Harriger, business management analyst, Army ContractingCommand, G-6, can be seen at the 1:20 mark.- Anthony Jones, contract specialist, ACC-Redstone, is at the 1:54 mark.http://military.discovery.com/tv-shows/happy-birthday-us-armyCentered on the cornerstone of theArmy’s prevention strategy - the I. A.M.Strong campaign, training will encourageparticipants to Intervene-Act-Motivate.The I. A.M. Strong campaign featuresSoldiers and employees as influentialrole models and provides peer-to-peermessages outlining the Army’s intent forall its members to personally take actionin the effort against sexual harassmentand sexual assault.According to Via, one incident is toomany.“It’s the responsibility of all employees,Soldiers and civilians, to eliminate sexualharassment and assault so that the Armyand AMC remain a ready and resilientforce,” he said. “There are no bystanders.”TASK FORCEcontinued from page 6The Army Contracting CommandOffice of Public and CongressionalAffairs staff announces its monthly “MostViral Post” award.The first“Most Viral Post”goes to RachelClark, 409thContractingSupport Brigade.Her photo ofGen. Dennis Via’svisit was seen by1,275 visitors toACC’s Facebookpage.How do you enter? It’s simple: sharea news item with the public affairs staff.Send your tips, photos and ideas to acc.pao@us.army.mil.Clark’s winning post can beviewed at: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151609311530937&set=pb.170762565936.-207520000.1370272253.&type=3&theater.409th CSB postingrated ‘most viral’

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