JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — The commander of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston was promoted to the rank of brigadier general during a ceremony Dec. 15.
In attendance at the ceremony marking a career milestone for Brig. Gen. Bill Boruff were military and civic leaders, family and friends, and members of his command. Officiating the ceremony was Maj. Gen. James Simpson, commanding general for the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
Simpson highlighted the exemplary performance by Boruff throughout his career as well as the personal strength reinforced from family as leading to this significant accomplishment, which brings greater demands and responsibility.
“In the United States Army, we select officers and NCOs for promotion based upon their potential, and Col. Bill Boruff has clearly demonstrated the potential for even greater accomplishments in the future,” Simpson said. “I cannot think of a more qualified leader to be promoted to brigadier general today.”
Boruff has served as commander of the MICC since July 2017 following an assignment as the chief of the capabilities and acquisition division for the Joint Chiefs of Staff Force Structure, Resources and Assessment Directorate in Washington.
Since arriving at the command, he has played a significant role in initiating changes to organizational structure to better support customers and ensured contracting support in response to hurricane recovery efforts all the while guiding the MICC through fiscal year-end operations.
“Today may be about my promotion, receiving my one-star flag and my side arm, but what today really recognizes are the outstanding 1,561 men and women represented by the MICC colors,” Boruff said. “Every single one of our 1,561 members is crucial to the success of our command, and I pledge to continue to give my best to our team and to ensure the Soldiers and civilians who are called upon to deploy in austere environments are completely ready when our nation calls on them.”
Officials from the Army General Officer Management Office announced the promotion selection Nov. 1.
Boruff was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Field Artillery from the ROTC program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, N.C., where he received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting as a distinguished military graduate. He joined the Army Acquisition Corps in 1995 and has held numerous command and staff positions throughout his 30-year career.
Headquartered at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, the MICC consists of about 1,500 military and civilian members who are responsible for contracting goods and services in support of Soldiers as well as readying trained contracting units for the operating force and contingency environment when called upon.
MICC contracts are vital in feeding more than 200,000 Soldiers every day, providing many daily base operations support services at installations, preparing more than 100,000 conventional force members annually, training more than 500,000 students each year, and maintaining more than 14.4 million acres of land and 170,000 structures.