Army’s Expeditionary Contracting Command

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Wrap Up. The Army’s Expeditionary Contracting Command (ECC) wraps up its mobilization in response to the January Haitian earthquake. The command, based at Ft. Belvoir, Va., is a subordinate of the Army Contracting Command. "Most of our overseas operations are exercise support and joint contracting command efforts for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom," says John Hess, ECC, principal assistant to the director, mission operations. "This is the first time the command has been involved in a disaster relief effort of this magnitude." ECC Commander Brig. Gen. Joe Bass says they deployed the right type of contracting support personnel early on to include quality assurance, legal, policy personnel and a Logistics Civil Augmentation Program planner, while establishing reach back support and developing a contracting officer representative management plan.