S&K Global Solutions launched a new office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and is the newest contractor to support the U.S. Air Force at Tinker Air Force Base. The company was recently awarded the Tinker Advisory and Assistance Services Contract II (TAASC) vehicle. The TAASC contract vehicle is a multiple-award contract whereby S&K will perform acquisition and sustainment support for three Air Logistic Complexes. One is located at Tinker Air Force Base in OKC and the other two are at Hill AFB in Utah and Warner Robins AFB in Georgia.
S&K Global Solutions will be competing for individual task orders, or projects, that support many phases of acquisition or sustainment of Air Force systems. There are many areas where S&K Global Solutions will provide expertise.
One of the company’s first task orders is with the Engine Component Improvement Program. S&K Global Solutions provides advisory and assistance services to help execute projects with the Directorate of Propulsion’s portfolio of airplane engines.
The new office opened in January, 2013, in the Tinker Business and Industrial Park building complex adjacent to Tinker AFB. The site features not only office space but conference rooms and fitness facilities. Overseeing the contract and new office is Le’Roy “Roy” Callender, Sr. Program Manager.
Roy retired from the Air Force in 1998 after 20 years of service at Tinker AFB. His work included overseeing and developing businesses and products which supported the Air Force on various aircraft platforms–KC-135, B-52, C-130, and B-1. Roy also held an Acquisition Program Manager position with the B-1 System Program Office providing acquisition and sustainment support prior to taking his current position with S&K.
“I have found coming to S&K is like putting on a pair of your favorite jeans,” says Roy. “The fit is just right. I am very familiar with the customer base and how things operate here at Tinker and within the Air Force. My background and experience has put me in a great place to support S&K as we grow our presence here.”
Bringing a unique pedigree to the Oklahoma Region, S&K Global Solutions is at the front door and at the table with many of the largest OEMs. The opportunity landscape is remarkable with five military facilities located in Oklahoma; Altus AFB, Fort Sill, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Tinker AFB, and Vance AFB. Other government agencies located in Oklahoma include the Defense Logistics Agency-Oklahoma City and the Federal Aviation Administration’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center.
Doing business with S&K Global Solutions is extremely attractive to the Department of Defense and other government agencies. Not only is the company a Tribally Owned, 8(a) certified small business, but they have enormous reach back capability within the S&K family. This level of stability means they are uniquely suited to provide a full range of services to this vast customer base.
“I intend to utilize the TAASC contract as our base while exploring other opportunities to grow our footprint here in Oklahoma,” said Roy. “This provides stability, past performance, and name recognition as we stand up contracts within Tinker AFB and the other Oklahoma government facilities.”
There is also an abundance of Tribal enterprises in Oklahoma, and the SBA’s Regional Administrator for the South Central Region has taken an interest in supporting these communities. She has made it her mission to actively campaign at the five Oklahoma military facilities for products and services with an emphasis on providing opportunity to local Tribal companies.
Currently, the TAASC contract has six S&K Global Solutions employment positions. This number continues to grow as new tasks are awarded. The employees have a wealth of expertise in Program Management, Financial Management, Logistics, and Engineering. Their backgrounds are varied and are both government civilian and military. All of the employees work on-site at Tinker AFB supporting the customer working and alongside their government civilian counterparts.