|Fluor and LOGCAP IV in Africa|
|Written by Administrator|
There is much speculation about the role of the U.S. military directly or by proxy in certain tumultuous state nations within Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Djibouti, the Islamic Maghreb in North Africa, Nigeria, Libya, and in the Arabian Peninsula across the Gulf of Aden in Yemen. There is also much that is known.
From the official Fluor News Release there is this:
Fluor Awarded New LOGCAP IV Task Order in Africa
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 10, 2012-- Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that the U.S. Army awarded the company a new Task Order to perform work in Africa under the Army’s Logistics Capabilities Program IV (LOGCAP IV). The Task Order is in support of U.S. Africa Command’s mission to protect American interests and strengthen Africa’s defense capabilities in the region. Fluor will book the work into backlog in the first quarter of 2012.
With the new award, Fluor’s scope of work will include delivering logistical support throughout Continental Africa and the simultaneous construction of several remote camps. Fluor will also provide the subsequent camp operations and logistical support services over the next 21 months. Support services will include the provisioning of food, fuel, water, laundry, showers, vehicles, and power generation and maintenance. The camps will provide a base of operations for U.S. troops who are advising and assisting African military forces across the continent.
“With our 62 years of experience across Africa, Fluor has the reach and experience needed for this critical mission,” said Bruce Stanski, president of Fluor’s Government Group. “It doesn’t matter how remote the location or challenging the project, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our customers wherever they go. As the requirements in Africa evolve and expand, we will be there to support the U.S. military and its mission.”
Notice the very telling statement offered by Bruce Stanski, “AS the requirements in Africa evolve and expand…” not if the requirements evolve and expand, but as the requirements evolve and expand.
There is nothing ambiguous about that statement in the least, which leads me to my next point.
Is your resume up to speed and ready to go for what could very well turn out to be the next big surge in contracting jobs? For a certainty, Fluor is already in Africa – that is a fact - and from the way it’s talked about in their press release, the LOGCAP IV task order they’ve already won is only going to grow in scope and complexity, which is going to require boots on ground personnel ready to rock. When the official Notice to Proceed comes for the next big push – and be assured - there’s always another big push on the way - and recruiters begin the process of attempting to fill massive amounts of job requisitions, make certain you aren’t caught standing on the sidelines scrambling to get your resume in order. Start-up projects are a great opportunity for those seeking long-term employment on LOGCAP, so the sooner you’re ready, the better your chances are going to be for selection.