Serco called on to help close bases in Afghanistan

Serco Inc. will support the U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) base closure and transition initiative as a result of a new three-year contract valued at $57 million.

The award calls for coordinating logistics and deconstruction of bases throughout Afghanistan, and providing base closure assistance teams to manage multiple base closure tasks, according to the June 18 company announcement.

The teams are responsible for organizing, coordinating and assisting military units with the key aspects of redeployment associated with base closures and transfers.

Serco expects to hire over 70 employees to support this contract at various locations throughout Afghanistan. 

The company has provided similar services to U.S. forces in Iraq, assisting military and base commanders in the closure and return of U.S. coalition bases to the government of Iraq and to local landowners.

Serco also contributed to the Army’s current Base Closure Smartbook, as well as the base closure lessons learned documents. 

Serco Group plc, of Vienna, Va., ranks No. 33 on Washington Technology’s 2012 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

Reader Comments

Tue, Jun 26, 2012

If we allowed the military to shut down these bases we could loose millions of dollars in property as they do not stand financially responsible for this equipment. If a civilian company looses a truck, they pay for it. If an Army officer in charge of moving equipment looses a truck, he is charged on months' salary. Say what you will about spending in Afghanistan but it takes civilians as well as military personel to complete the mission. I know because I have been both.

Wed, Jun 20, 2012 Foster Huntsville

Dont we turn out a few thousand or so fresh graduates from ROTC programs and Westpoint every year with enough sense to do this sort of work??? Do we really need to spend millions of dollars on a moving company? What ever happened to the military of generations gone by.....where the Army could actually use soldiers to do jobs instead of handing them (and millions of dollars) to companies that will then provide officers a nice 5-10 employment ride after they retire from the service. And no once can see any way that we could possibly trim the defense budget.......what garbage.

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