Potawatomi Training, one of seven small businesses awarded a five-year, $458 million contract at Fort Benning, has hired a retired Army officer to oversee the contract.
Ernest Coleman is deputy program manager for the contract, providing technical expertise in fiscal, personnel, contract and operations management for the Maneuver Center of Excellence.
The Oklahoma City-based company has a history of providing service to the military and government with the Army's Fires Center of Excellence and the Combined Arms Center before landing a contract at Fort Benning.
"I'm proud to join this legacy," Coleman said in a statement. "We are actively recruiting and have positions posted on our website, in anticipation of meeting Fort Benning's needs."
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In the contract, Potawatomi Training will support the post's mission to develop training strategies and deliver instruction to soldiers and possibly Marines being trained at Fort Benning.