Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas (Jan. 25, 2022) – A senior noncommissioned officer with the Installations and Missions Contracting Command at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, won the Maj. gene Aubrey “Red” Newman Award Jan. 21 during an award ceremony.
Sergeant Major. meter. colin mctague was presented in the usa. Army Forces Command Level Award for Command Sgt. commander. shane pospisil, i corps command sergeant major, for his outstanding leadership and dedicated and exemplary service.
Having served with the 902nd Contracting Battalion since December 2018, Mctague said winning the award is a sobering experience.
“We have so many great leaders within our organization, and all of them have helped me become better. this award is as much a product of his work as it is mine,” he said.
the eldest. gene The Aubrey “Red” Newman Award recognizes Soldiers who demonstrate a commitment to mentoring and developing Soldiers.
in support of mctague’s nomination for the award, lt. column. Kevin Shilley, the 902nd CBN Commander, mentioned the Chief Petty Officer’s unwavering character, his excellent leadership, and his unwavering commitment to the profession.
mctague considers his accomplishments while serving as a noncommissioned officer in charge of battalion operations and contract operations during a deployment in support of the Combined Joint Task Force Inherent Determination Military Assistance Directorate as the single most significant contribution for your recognition.
“there, the effects of the contracting were in direct support of the forces of the iraqi partners that helped to defeat isis. it’s motivating to be involved, even tangentially, in an effort like that,” he said.
He was responsible for mentoring and developing incoming recruiting staff which helped over 90% of them pass a recruiting officer review board to become guaranteed recruiting officers. Possessing a Level III certification in contracting through the Defense Acquisition Workforce Enhancement Act, his business advice coupled with his knowledge of contracting doctrine resulted in the obligation of over $1.2 million to train and equip to Iraqi forces.
mctague also expanded and oversaw the field command officer program that enabled tactical-level commanders to address gaps in contract requirements and supply management to the tune of $32 million. Upon redeployment to the 902nd CBN at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, he oversaw the award of 16 contract actions valued at more than $3.5 million and pioneered a mission partner outreach program with tenant special forces units in installation that reflected business practices and reduced your procurement time by 30% while awarding all contracts on time.
mctague was among seven jblm soldiers and a civilian recognized during the ceremony last week. The award honors Newman, who served 34 years in the Army, commanding the 34th Infantry Regiment during the Philippine Campaign of World War II. the general is known for his cry of “follow me!” during the battle of leyte, which inspired american infantrymen.
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Headquartered at jbsa-fort sam houston, texas, the installations and missions contracting command consists of approximately 1,300 military and civilian members who are responsible for contracting goods and services in support of Soldiers, as well as preparing units of Recruitment trained for the task force and contingency environment when requested. micc contracts are vital to feeding more than 200,000 soldiers every day, providing many base operations support services at installations, facilitating readiness training for more than 100,000 conventional force members annually, training more than 500,000 students each year and maintain more than 14.4 million acres of land and 170,000 structures.