Serco called on to help close bases in Afghanistan
- By David Hubler
- Jun 18, 2012
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.
David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.