U.S. Army National Guard Reclassification Program


NCO Reclassification Process (as of May 13, 2019):

Step 1

Please email complete reclassification packets with individual documents (see below for example documentation) in PDF format to ng.ncr.ngb-arng.mesg.arng-acquisition-career-mgmt-office-owner@mail.mil.

Reclassification applications. At a minimum, all reclassification applicant packages will contain:
a. A copy of the Soldier Record Brief (SRB) 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).
  • SRB 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). 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 ARNG Acquisition Management Office (AMO).

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.Include most recent Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Reports (NCOERs) (no more than four) in your reclassification packet.

e. 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.
Step 2

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 unit to ensure the most viable, expedient, and cost effective method of attendance is resolved.

Step 3

Upon successful completion of MOS training, the Soldier will request awarded of MOS 51C through the Acquisition Career Management Office (ACMO) to the AMO. The MOS 51C will only be awarded to Soldiers through the MOS reclassification process.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Upon successful completion of MOS training, the Soldier will be awarded the MOS 51C and managed as an AL&T Contracting NCO.


Officer Reclassification Information:

Step 1

Officers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Have a secret clearance or higher at the time of application.
  • Exhibit stability in personal affairs as outlined in AR 600-20. Be willing to undertake a financial background check if required by policy/regulation.
  • Branch qualified in their basic branch in accordance with DA Pam 600-3 to include having at least one key development OER in iPERMS.
  • Be world-wide deployable; able to operate in an austere, combat, deployed environment wearing a full complement of Personal Protective Equipment (to include helmet, mask, body armor, and individual weapon).

Step 2

The Soldier’s unit administrator will confirm all minimum requirements are met and will initiate a Functional Area (FA) Predetermination Request via E-Tracker to ARNG-HRH-O prior to assignment as a 51C.

FA51 Predetermination Request will contain:

  • A copy of the Soldier’s updated Soldier Record Brief (SRB) qualification in basic branch.
  • A DA 4187 requesting FA51 submitted through the unit’s chain of command to the ARNG Acquisition Management Office (AMO).
  • An official copy of college transcript(s) from an accredited institution.
  • If applicable, a copy of training certification related to contracting training.
  • A memorandum for record from the Soldier stating reason for request. Include the following:
    • Officer qualifications, education and background for FA51
    • Confirming Official Military Personnel File is updated and current

Step 3

ARNG Soldiers selected for FA 51 must attend and satisfactorily complete their FA 51A/C training before they ultimately are awarded the FA51 as per AR 600-3. Attendance/participation of this training will be coordinated with/thru the individual Soldier’s unit to ensure the most viable, expedient, and cost effective method of attendance is resolved.

Step 4

Upon successful completion of MOS training, the Soldier will be awarded FA51C and managed as an Acquisition Workforce Member.

FA51C will only be awarded to Soldiers with an approved pre-determination request who have completed all required Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 1 FA51C training.



Award requirements:

Step 1

Approval/selection for reclassification by the USAR MOS 51C NCO Reclassification, completion of 51C MOSQ training followed by assignment to Contracting MOS51C billet within a Contracting unit/organization

Step 2

NCOs selected for 51C MOS Reclassification will complete 51C MOSQ training: via Defense Acquisition University (DAU) (http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx?lvl=1&cfld=3); or completion of resident 51C MOSQ training course (Army Acquisition Professionals Course) at the Army Acquisition Center of Excellence at Huntsville AL.

Step 3

All requests for 51C MOS award (DA Form 4187) must be accompanied with a DA Form 1059 from AAPC/DAU transcripts showing completion of all DAWIA level 1 courses (whichever is applicable), ACRB, ERB, DA Form 705, DA Form 5500/5501 (if applicable), and unit assignment order. Send requests for MOSQ to ng.ncr.ngb-arng.mesg.arng-acquisition-career-mgmt-office-owner@mail.mil with all required documentation.