NEWS | June 4, 2020

Utah National Guard’s 1993rd Contingency Contracting Team Deploys to CENTCOM

By Maj. Jaime Thomas, 801-716-9063 For Immediate Release

A small group of Soldiers from the 1993rd Contingency Contracting Team will hold a departure ceremony June 5, 2020 in the auditorium at the Utah National Guard’s Draper headquarters, ahead of their deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of operations.

The 1993rd Contingency Contracting team will mobilize to U.S. CENTCOM to support the contracting and acquisitions operations of the 408th Contracting Support Brigade. The mission of the 408th CSB is to provide enhanced readiness and operational capacity for U.S. forces by providing contracted commercial capability and business advice to support Sustaining, Shaping, and Decisive operations.

“My team has been training and preparing for more than two years for this mission to support the warfighter through all aspects of acquisition and contract management,” said Maj. Earl Simmons, team leader. “I feel honored to lead such a highly qualified team.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the governor's social distancing guidelines, we are not able to invite media at this time.  

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