About Us

US Army Health Contracting Activity - USAHCA is located at Joint Base San Antonio, co-located with HQ MEDCOM. USAHCA primarily contracts for health care services in support of the Army Medical Department (AMEDD). USAHCA awards and administers contracts for a variety of services, to include nurses, transcription services, reference laboratory services, imaging maintenance services, physicians, dentists, pharmacists, ancillary services, and a variety of medical-specific technicians. USAHCA also contracts for other health care related services in support of the Army health care mission, such as hospital housekeeping, laundry and linen distribution, regulated medical waste and contract advisory/assistance services. Additionally, USAHCA serves as a secondary contracting source to the AMEDD for a variety of medical equipment and medical supplies.

Command Group

  • Commander / Senior Contracting Official (SCO)
    COL Christopher Todd

    Colonel Christopher Todd entered active duty as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps in 1994 through a direct appointment from the Reserve Component. Colonel Todd’s early assignments included Platoon Leader, later Accountable Officer, A Company, 147th Medical Logistics Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; S4/Logistics Officer, Medical Task Force 47, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Operation Uphold Democracy; and Aide-de-Camp to the Commander of the newly-created Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute. Following these positions, Colonel Todd was assigned to the 2d Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea, as the Division Medical Supply Officer and Executive Officer of F Company, 702d Main Support Battalion. Upon completion of the Officer Advanced Course, Colonel Todd returned to Korea to serve as the Battalion S3, and later Commander, A Company, 16th Medical Logistics Battalion, at Camp Carroll.

    Subsequently, Colonel Todd spent six months as an intern at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA), Fort Detrick, Maryland, and was selected to remain at USAMMA following his internship. As the Chief of Fielding Operations, he coordinated the initial fielding, upgrade, and retrograde of Army-managed medical assemblages, to include multiple Deployable Medical Systems hospital set upgrades and Modular Medical sustainment actions. While at USAMMA, he also served as the Executive Officer for the AMEDD’s Medical Logistics Support Team, where he deployed to Kuwait to plan, synchronize and execute the upgrade and transfer of Army Prepositioned Stock in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    Colonel Todd completed the Army’s Logistics Executive Development Course and a cooperative degree program with the Florida Institute of Technology. He was then assigned as the Chief, Logistics Division, Bassett Army Community Hospital, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Colonel Todd then served as a Contract Specialist at the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA), Fort Detrick, Maryland, followed by service as the Executive Officer to the Director/PARC, USAMRAA and Contracting and Grants Officer. In 2009, Colonel Todd assumed responsibility as the Chief, Europe Regional Contracting Office, Landstuhl, Germany, where he was responsible for the oversight of medical contracts written in support of the Europe Regional Medical Command and other customers. Following that assignment, Colonel Todd served as the Deputy Commander for Operations, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center–Europe, Pirmasens, Germany, where he managed the execution of medical logistics in support of the EUCOM, AFRICOM and CENTCOM theaters. Prior to his arrival at the US Army Health Contracting Activity, Colonel Todd’s most recent assignments included the Army’s first Centralized Selection List Product Manager for Medical Simulation, followed by Joint Project Lead, at the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) in Orlando, Florida.

    In addition to his MS in Logistics Management from Florida Tech and a Master of Strategic Studies from Army War College, Colonel Todd has an MA in Management from Webster University and a BS in Political Science from Texas A&M University. He is DAWIA Level III Certified in Contracting and Program Management.

  • Deputy to the Commander
    Mr. Ned Stephens, Jr.

    Ned Stephens Jr. is the Deputy to the Commander for the U.S. Army Health Contracting Activity (USAHCA) – JBSA Fort Sam Houston, the lead contracting activity for Army Medical Acquisition support. He oversees the day-to-day operational support of a world-wide contracting activity dedicated to the health contracting mission for the U.S. Army Medical Command (USAMEDCOM) and the Army's hospitals and clinics.

    Previously, Mr. Stephens served as the Director of Contracting for the USAHCA. He was the service contract manager and the proponent for all medical contract functions and acquisition advice to the U.S. Army Medical Department senior leadership and subordinate units. He oversaw four regional contracting offices and the Health Readiness Contracting Office (HRCO) throughout CONUS/OCONUS. He also served as the Chief of the Health Readiness Contracting Office where he was responsible for the entire Army and Joint Service strategic medical contracting portfolio.

    Additionally, Mr. Stephens has served as the Chief - Great Plains Regional Contracting; Senior Military Procurement Analyst - Healthcare Acquisition Activity (HCAA); Executive Officer, HCAA; Acquisition Logistics Officer - USAMEDCOM; Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics - USAMEDCOM; Executive Assistant to the Assistant Surgeon General for Force Sustainment; Deputy Chief, Logistics - Landstuhl Regional Medical Center; and Principle Assistant Responsible for Contracting (PARC) and Commander - HCAA. Mr. Stephens served as a Medical Service Corps Officer and retired after 21 years of honorable service.

    Mr. Stephens grew up in Sanford, Florida and attended the Seminole County Public School System. Following graduation from high school, he attended the University of Florida and earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Additionally, Mr. Stephens earned a Master of Arts degree in Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster University.

    His awards include the Legion of Merit, the Order of Military Medical Merit, Meritorious Service Medal – 6, Army Commendation Medal – 3, Army Achievement Medal – 2.

    Mr. Stephens is Level III certified in contracting; Acquisition Professional Development Program certified; and is a member of the National Contracts Management Association.

USAHCA Organization Chart

Regional Health Contracting Offices
  • HRCO building sign

    Health Readiness Contracting Office

  • RHCO-A HQ building

    Regional Health Contracting Office - Atlantic

  • BAMC Hospital

    Regional Health Contracting Office - Central

  • Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Regional Health Contracting Office - Europe

  • Tripler Army Medical Center

    Regional Health Contracting Office - Pacific