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March 31, 2009


The Joint Contracting Command-Iraq / Afghanistan evolved from the Project and Contracting Office-Iraq and was established on January 29, 2005, as the Joint Contracting Command-Iraq. The command pulled a diverse group of acquisition and contracting officers together under a single umbrella, creating a more comprehensive and powerful contracting unit. Five months later, on July 2, 2005, the United States Central Command directed that the Afghanistan Area of Operations be incorporated into this new command, re-designating it the Join Contracting Command-Iraq /Afghanistan. Central Command also designated the Commander of Joint Contracting Command-Iraq / Afghanistan as the Head of Contracting Authority throughout the theater. The command is responsible for providing responsive operational contracting support to the Chiefs of Mission, Multi-National Force Iraq, and Combined Forces Command Afghanistan to acquire vital supplies, services, and construction in support of Coalition Forces and the Relief and Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan. In Fiscal Year 2008, the command performed over 41,000 contracting actions valued at over seven billion dollars.