Army Contracting Pre-Command Course (PCC)

School Code:


Course Code:

2G-F113 (MC)

Modes and Duration:

Resident:  2 Weeks
Onsite:  2 Weeks

Recommended Credit:


Functional Areas (FA):

51C Contracting
51T Testing


Active, Reserve, and Guard Officers: All prospective attendees must have been centrally selected to contracting command position within the US Army Acquisition Corps.

Security Clearance Requirement: Secret.

Registration Assistance:
Contact: AACoE
Phone: (256) 824-4548

Mailing Address:
Army Acquisition Center of Excellence
1410 Ben Graves Drive
Huntsville, AL 35816


The Contracting Pre-Command Course is a mandatory, branch specific course designed to fill the needs of Lieutenant Colonels and Colonels and Federal Civilians who have been designated through the Centralized Selection List (CSL) for command positions. It prepares selectees for command by providing a common understanding of current doctrine and by providing both new and refresher training in selected functions and duties. The PCC program goal is to ingrain battlefield contracting integration with combined arms consideration into commanders. The course curriculum includes the nature and peculiarities of the mission, installation, or facility to be commanded; management of manpower; labor relations and human resources; public affairs relationships, DoD financial management and funding system; contract administration at the installation, service and DoD levels; morale, welfare and recreation programs; and analytical techniques used in the decision making process. The Contracting Pre-Command Course emphasizes Army doctrine and Army-unique system acquisition procedures and organizations throughout its curriculum providing selected commanders with the most current trends and practices in accordance with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation and Federal Acquisition Regulation.

Special Information:

This course can be found on ATRRS under School Code 701H. It is taught at the Army Acquisition Center of Excellence (AACoE) on the campus of the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH). For additional information visit Web site

Course material is NOT releasable to students from foreign countries.