SOS International to Provide Base Life Support to U.S. Army

RESTON, VA. (July 15, 2015) -- SOS International (SOSi) has been awarded two prime contracts to provide base life support to the U.S. Army in Taji and Besmaya, Iraq. Work will be performed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve with an estimated completion date of mid- 2018. The contracts have a combined initial funded value of $125 million.

SOSi will provide all services, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, and supervision necessary to meet the needs of several thousand deployed U.S. coalition forces and contractors. This includes lodging, office space, command and control center operation, emergency fire and medical services, meal services, bulk water, bulk fuel, prime power, internet and IT communications, general facilities maintenance operations, and site security.

“The support we are providing to U.S. Army personnel in Iraq is unique,” said Julian Setian, SOSi Chief Executive Officer. “This is the first time the Army has contracted for a single turnkey solution that includes not just basic life support services, but emergency medical and fire services, bulk food and fuel, and perimeter security as well. Our innovative fixed-price approach is helping the Army devise new, more cost effective methods for contracting for these services in the future. It forces the contractor to meet the Army’s requirements, while maintaining the strictest standards for performance and cost-control. This reduces cost to the U.S. tax payer and gives the Army a much greater degree of predictability in terms of how it allocates and manages its resources.”

SOSi is the largest family-owned business in the defense contracting industry. As one of the first contractors to support the U.S. Military in Iraq in 2003, it has been operating successfully and continuously in Iraq ever since. The company’s diverse business portfolio includes logistics and life support, medical and training services, and advanced systems engineering. SOSi offers its clients the depth, capacity, flexibility and agility needed to support contingency operations anywhere in the world. The company is emerging as the Defense Department’s next generation contractor of choice for long range logistics and base operation support.

SOSi’s leadership team includes several highly regarded former U.S. military leaders, including Lieutenant General (Ret) Frank Helmick, former commander of XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, N.C., who served three tours of duty in Iraq; and Major General (Ret) Ken Dowd, former U.S. Central Command Director of Logistics and Defense Logistics Agency Director of Operations. 

“Using contractors to support the U.S. military reduces the number of support troops needed, so the service members who are there can focus on the mission to assist, advise and train the Iraqi security forces,” said Lieutenant General (Ret.) Helmick, SOSi Vice President for Mission Solutions. “Contractors thicken the ranks and enable the military to accomplish the mission.” 


SOS International LLC (SOSi) is a family-owned, mid-tier government services integrator that works, principally, in the Defense and Intelligence sectors. We were founded in 1989 to provide specialized analytical services to the U.S. law enforcement community and, over the last 25 years, have evolved into an international solution provider with experience in 30 countries worldwide. We provide intelligence, technology and project management solutions to large, government and private sector organizations, and we are known for our energy, agility, flexibility and proven experience in many of the most austere areas of the world. Our commitment, expertise and experience deliver tangible results that reflect our passion for excellence. For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


Samantha O’Neil
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