By Tara Clements
FORT BELVOIR, Va. – A reclassification board held here earlier this month selected 12 candidates for accession into the 51C military occupational specialty (MOS)—the second and final board of the fiscal year resulted in a nine percent selection rate.
The 51C MOS is an acquisition, logistics and technology contracting specialty for noncommissioned officers (NCOs).
“The competition among applicants continues to be very strong,” said Master Sgt. Eric Sears, Chief 51C proponent NCO. “The quality of NCOs we have in the Army who are competing for these contracting positions makes it tough for the board members—but that’s a good thing.”
The number of selected applicants varies across each board and is dependent upon the accession needs of the Army at the time. The next reclassification board date is scheduled for December 2015.
The boards are convened by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) and administered by the 51C Proponent Office.
The purpose of the board was to ensure the best-qualified NCOs from across the Army are selected for reclassification into 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, contracting support brigades, contingency contracting battalions, or installation contracting offices for training and mission support.
USAASC congratulates the following Soldiers for their selection:
- Sgt.(P) Cilena Adams
- Sgt.(P) Dele Adeleye
- Staff Sgt. Juana Astudillo
- Staff Sgt. Joseph Conrad
- Staff Sgt. Stephanie Cortez
- Sgt. William Dukes
- Sgt. Christiaan Lawes
- Staff Sgt. Angel Munoz
- Staff Sgt. Gregory Nelson
- Sgt.(P) Nalani Paralejas-Grijalva
- Staff Sgt. Renae Ramik
- Staff Sgt. Patrick Scheu
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