FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Nov. 19, 2013) -- A total of 26 candidates were selected for reclassification as a result of the 51C Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) reclassification board held here October 21-22, 2013.

The first board of the fiscal year was convened by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) and administered by the 51C Proponent Office.

"We had 106 applicants compete for the 26 positions and the competition was stiff," said Cory Foster, contracting proponency officer.

The number of selected applicants varies across each board and is dependent upon the accession needs of the Army at the time.

"We expect to bring many NCOs by next September and we will hold boards every few months--there are plenty of opportunities to compete," added Foster.

The purpose of the board is to ensure the best qualified NCOs from across the Army are selected for reclassification into military occupational specialty (MOS) 51C, an Acquisition, Logistics and Technology 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 contingency contracting officers in support of a headquarters, principal assistant responsible for contracting, contracting support brigades, contingency contracting battalions, and/or installation contracting offices for training and mission support.

Submission schedules and additional information are posted on the USAASC website.
USAASC congratulates the following Soldiers for their selection:

Staff Sgt. Edna Alcin-Wilson
Sgt. Rafael Alameda-Pabon
Sgt. Nikkeyla D. Barbee
Staff Sgt. Steven Barva
Staff Sgt. Anthony D. Bryant
Staff Sgt. Oscar F. Cano
Staff Sgt. Joel M. Celona
Sgt. Dextra D. Davis
Sgt. Tameka C. Flowers
Staff Sgt. Gregory Gunn
Sgt. Joshua J. Harris
Sgt. Marvin E. Hopkins
Staff Sgt. Michael J. Howen
Sgt.(P) Jessie J. Jasnoch
Sgt.(P) Latoya N. Jeffries
Staff Sgt. Aja M. Lynch
Sgt. Timothy McMillan
Staff Sgt. Jacob Pankow
Sgt. William A. Phipps
Sgt.(P) Julian D. Rhooms
Sgt.(P) Jessica D. Salter
Staff Sgt. Michael L. Sapp
Staff Sgt. Katrina R. Tolbert
Staff Sgt. Jonathan G. Vallejo
Staff Sgt. Antonio D. Woodson
Sgt. Jacqueline M. Wright

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