All interested ARNG 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 ARNG Soldiers must fully review the associated documentation requirements within the USAASC web page and submit an ARNG 51C MOS NCO Reclassification packet as described below. All packets must be provided to the Soldier’s State Joint Forces Headquarters (JFHQ) G-1 for approval. ARNG Solders should confirm there are existing vacancies in the Contracting unit in which they wish to transfer to before, initiating a re-classification packet.
Reclassification applications. At a minimum, all reclassification applicant packages will contain:
a. A copy of the Soldier’s Enlisted Record Brief (ERB) or DA Form 2-1 to verify:
- Time in Service (TIS). The ideal ARNG candidate NCO is the rank of SGT through SFC with less than 10 years of service 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).
- ERB or 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 submitted through the unit’s chain of command to the State JFHQ G1.
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 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 in a Leadership position 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 you board file packet.
e. If applicable, an official copy of college transcript(s) or a diploma from an accredited institution.
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 Soldier’s JFHQ will confirm all minimum requirements are met and will initiate a unit transfer order placing the Soldier in a 51C MOS position.
ARNG 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.
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.
Approval/selection for reclassification by the USAR MOS 51C NCO Reclassification Board, 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) at the Army Acquisition Center of Excellence at Huntsville AL; or completion of the Mission Ready Airman’s Course (MRAC), Lackland AFB, Texas.