By Ashley Tolbert
FORT BELVOIR, Va. (March 10, 2016) – The 51C noncommissioned officer (NCO) reclassification board concluded here last month and selected a total of eight candidates for reclassification.
USAASC congratulates the following Soldiers for their selection:
- Staff Sgt. Charles Prihoda
- Staff Sgt. Tyshaun Carter
- Staff Sgt. Frances Gaskins
- Sgt. Dawn Johnson
- Staff Sgt. William Greenier
- Sgt. Tianna Proctor
- Sgt. Krystal Frank
- Sgt. Debra Stokes
This was the only board of the fiscal year convened by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) and administered by the 51C Proponent Office.
“This was by far our most competitive board to date, making the decision tough for the board members to choose the best candidates,” said Master Sgt. Joey Barden, 51C Proponent Sergeant Major.
Barden noted that the high level of competition during this board resulted in a 6 percent selection rate.
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 June reclassification board has been cancelled and is rescheduled for November 2016.
The 51C proponent office will be accepting packets June 1 – Sept. 1, 2016 at 1 p.m. for the November 2016 reclassification board. Barden also highlighted new requirements; all packet materials must be dated no earlier than May 2, 2016.
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 (AL&T) 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 contracting NCOs in support of a headquarters, principal assistant responsible for contracting, or as a part of contracting support brigades, contracting battalions or installation contracting offices, providing training and mission support.