By Tara Clements
FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The 51C noncommissioned officer (NCO) reclassification board held here and concluded early December selected 10 candidates for reclassification.
This board was the first of the fiscal year convened by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) and administered by the 51C Proponent Office.
“We continue to receive a record number of applications, which ensures competition and that the best qualified Soldiers are selected for reclassification,” said Master Sgt. Eric Sears, chief 51C Proponent NCO.
Sears noted that the high level of competition during this board resulted in a seven percent selection rate.
The purpose of the board is to ensure that the best qualified NCOs from across the Army are selected for reclassification into military occupational specialty (MOS) 51C, an acquisition, logistics and technology contracting NCO, which is part of the Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce.
The primary mission for 51C NCOs is to deploy as contingency contracting officers and serve as members of the early entry module contingency contracting team. When not deployed, selected NCOs will serve as contingency contracting officers in support of a headquarters, principal assistant responsible for contracting, or as a part of contracting support brigades, contingency contracting battalions or installation contracting offices, providing training and mission support.
The number of selected applicants varies with each board and is dependent upon the accession needs of the Army at the time the board convenes. The next reclassification board is scheduled for late spring to early summer of 2015.
USAASC congratulates the following Soldiers for their selection:
- Staff Sgt. Jae Chang
- Staff Sgt. Formeka Griffin
- Sgt. John Gyaben
- Sgt. Lesly Hill
- Sgt. (P) Marissa Kinder
- Staff Sgt. Filipp Lassman
- Staff Sgt. Anthony Patera
- Staff Sgt. Fitho Simplice
- Staff Sgt. Dustin Smith
- Staff Sgt. Archina Twitty
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