FY16 USAR 51C NCO Reclassification Announcement (June 24, 2016)
All interested U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Soldiers must review the basic requirements for the 51C MOS in DA PAM 611-21, Military Occupational Classification and Structure (https://smartbook.armyg1.pentagon.mil/) to ensure they meet the established physical standards for performance, understand the specifics of the Acquisition, Logistics & Technology (AL&T) Contracting NCO mission, and understand the incurred service remaining requirements (SRR) for the 51C MOS. Interested USAR Soldiers must fully review the associated documentation requirements within the USAASC web page and submit a USAR 51C MOS NCO Reclassification packet as described below. All packets must be provided to the Reserve Component Proponent Office for USAR 51C MOS NCO reclassification consideration by the dates stipulated on the dates section of this information guide. Reclassification packets will be submitted to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Reclassification applications.
At a minimum, all reclassification applicant packages will contain:
a. A copy of the Soldier’s DA Form 2-1 and 2A ( pulled within 90 days of panel convening) to verify:
- Maximum Years of Service (MYOS). The ideal USAR candidate NCO is the rank of SGT (P) through SSG with less than the prescribed MYOS in accord and with AR 140-10 in any Career Management Field at the time of submission for reclassification.
- The candidate NCO possesses a minimum score of 110 in aptitude of GT (not waiverable).
- DA Form 2-1 reported profile must not exceed 222222. Soldier must state they are deployable to a combat zone in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 40-501 (Standards of Medical Fitness) and AR 600-60 (Physical Performance Evaluation System). A copy of existing medical profile must be included.
b. A DA 4187 requesting MOS reclassification.
c. Recommendation letter signed by O-5 or higher commander including:
- Verification the Soldier possesses a valid U.S. driver’s license.
- Verification of a Family Care Plan for single parent or dual military Soldiers.
- A verifying statement that the Soldier exhibits stability in personal affairs in accordance with AR 600-20 (Army Command Policy).
- A verifying statement that the Soldier meets height and weight standards IAW AR 600-9 (The Army Weight Control Program).
- A verifying statement that the Soldier does not have derogatory information in Official Military Personnel Files.
d. Be successfully rated with a majority of “Among the Best” evaluations and “Successful” ratings. Include most recent Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Report (NCOER) (no more than four) in the board file packet.
e. An official copy of college transcript(s) from an accredited institution showing 24 business hours in accordance with DAU requirements.
f. If applicable, a copy of training certification related to contracting training.
g. Verification that Soldier has a secret security clearance or interim secret security clearance via:
- Official letter from Security Manager or letter from BDE S2 stating verified level of security clearance.
- Copy of Soldier’s security information obtained by the Joint Personal Adjudication System (JPAS).
- Be a U.S. citizen verified by the Soldier’s JPAS printout or a valid U.S. passport.
h. A signed statement from the candidate Soldier:
- Agreeing to the Service Remaining Requirement (SRR) as outlined in Chapter 4 of AR 614-200, Enlisted Assignments and Utilization Management. Note: The specifics of this requirement will be coordinated with the Soldiers gaining unit upon successful reclassification.
- Confirming stability in personal affairs in accordance with (IAW) Army Regulation (AR) 600-20 Army Command Policy.
- Confirming that the Soldier meets height and weight standards IAW AR 600-9, The Army Weight Control Program.
- Confirming that the Soldier does not have derogatory information in Official Military Personnel Files.
The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (Army Reserve 51C Proponent), in conjunction with the USAR’s MOS 51C NCO virtual board authority, will review Soldiers’ reclassification packet for completeness. Soldiers will be notified via e-mail if their board packet is deficient. The Soldier must rectify any and all discrepancies within their individual board packets and resubmit before the board convenes.
Expect notification of approval or disapproval between 25 – 30 days following the closure of the virtual board. Simultaneously, the respective USAR Contracting unit will be notified of the Soldiers’ status to allow for initiation of contact and coordination for attendance of reclassification training.
USAR Soldiers selected for reclassification to MOS 51C must attend and satisfactorily complete their MOS 51C Reclassification training before they ultimately are awarded the 51C MOS as per AR 614-200, Chapter 4. Attendance/participation of this training will be coordinated with/thru the individual Soldier’s respective gaining unit to ensure the most viable, expedient, and cost effective method of attendance is resolved.
Upon successful completion of MOS training, the Soldier will be awarded the MOS 51C and managed as an AL&T Contracting NCO.
Reclassification Packet Examples:
The MOS 51C will only be awarded to Soldiers through the MOS reclassification process.
Approval/selection for reclassification by the USAR MOS 51C NCO Reclassification Panel completion of 51C MOSQ training followed by assignment to Contracting MOS51C billet within a Contracting unit/organization
NCOs selected for 51C MOS Reclassification will complete 51C MOSQ training: via Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Distance Learning and/or residence courses (http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx?lvl=1&cfld=3); or completion of resident 51C MOSQ training courses (Army Acquisition Basic Course, Foundations Course) at the Army Acquisition Center of Excellence at Huntsville AL; or completion of the Mission Ready Airman’s Course (MRAC), Lackland AFB, Texas.
Reclassification Panel Dates (FY16):
- Packets Received: By August 19, 2016. See the announcement for details.
- Panel Dates: August 30 – September 2, 2016.