BRAC Contracts For Fort Sam Houston Keep Adding Up

by: Matthew Potter
August 18, 2009

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As part of the last round of Base Realignment And Closure (BRAC) the U.S. Department of Defense decided to consolidate service wide training at various locations. One of these plans is to move all medical training to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. Much of the Air Force and Army training was already located there so the move is primarily of the Navy centers. Part of the consolidation will require construction of new barracks and facilities.

It was announced yesterday that Lockheed Martin was awarded a $200 million contract to provide logistics support for the movement of the Air Force and Navy’s training centers. The contract calls for the company to do purchasing, warehousing and training on new and moved equipment. Lockheed Martin will also actively manage the movement and transfer of the schools.

The goal of this consolidation is to save money in the long run through economies of scale. This is being done for a variety of specialized training such as moving electronics and missile maintenance to FT Lee, Virginia. Many of the facilities losing the training commands are not closing but gaining other organizations and commands.

This round of BRAC began a whole sale shuffle of training and testing and development organizations that should allow some synergy across the three services.

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