Brig. Gen. Christine Beeler, commanding general of the U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, has been appointed to succeed Maj. Gen. Paul Pardew as commanding general of Army Contracting Command (ACC).
Beeler, who assumed her current position in July 2019, has led MICC's efforts to standardize its acquisition process and deliver contingency contracting support to the service branch amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Army said Tuesday.
She previously served as deputy to the ACC commanding general for operations outside the continental U.S. The branch commissioned her in 1991 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Boston University.
Brig. Gen. Douglas Lowrey, commanding general of Army Security Assistance Command at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, will assume leadership of MICC when Beeler officially transfers to ACC.
He is responsible for implementing Army-authorized security programs such as the sale of defense platforms and services to foreign military customers.
Lowrey was appointed to his current role at USASAC in August of last year after service as director of contracting in the branch's acquisition, logistics and technology office in Washington.