ACC-DTA Awards Mission Essential Contract to Provide Linguist Support Services; Al Pisani Quoted

Jeff Brody
Al Pisani

The Army Contracting Command Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) has awarded Mission Essential a five-year contract to provide critical linguist support to the U.S. Armed Forces in the Republic of Kosovo, the company reported on Monday.

“Mission Essential has a rich history of providing unparalleled language and cultural services to the United States Armed Forces,” said Mission Essential President Al Pisani. “We are proud to contribute our linguistic expertise to our servicemen and women in Kosovo. This award continues our strong and long-standing partnership with the United States European Command.”

Mission Essential will support United States Army Europe (USAREUR) armed forces deployed as a part of a multinational brigade peacekeeping force, under the Kosovo Force (KFOR),  a NATO-led international peacekeeping force in Kosovo.

The company will designate new linguist positions placed at three main operating bases throughout Kosovo to further enhance its critical linguistic support.

In addition to the Mission Essential’s contract with ACC-DTA, the company received a potential seven-year, $95 million contract to advise and assist the U.S. Air Force on administration, management, policy development, systems operation and decision-making matters in Nov. 2019.

The Department of Defense noted that the company will perform analytical and technical support primarily at Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, USAFE installations and geographically separated units, U.S. European Command; U.S. Army in Europe and U.S. Africa Command.

Eleven offers were submitted to the 764th Specialized Contracting Squadron for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract via a competitive bidding process. USAF is obligating $2,500 in fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds at the time of award. Contract work is scheduled to occur through Sept. 12, 2026.

About Mission Essential

Mission Essential, founded by U.S. Army SOF veteran and current Chairman Gregory K. Miller, is an agile, trusted partner to the Defense and Intelligence communities, friendly foreign governments, and select private sector segments.

The company is a leading provider of intelligence analysis and operations support, ISR solutions/technology, Cyberspace/Security superiority, Human Capital Management, and language and cultural advisory services. Mission Essential executes prime contracts with numerous Intelligence Community members, as well as with the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force; U.S. Central, European, and Africa Commands; and the State Department.

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