The Trials And Tribulations Of Changing Jobs

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The Trials and Tribulations of Changing Jobs
There is a point in a Soldiers career where you have to make a decision that best suits you. In 2007, the Army Acquisitions Corps (ACC) offered me the opportunity to be a part of something new. Having already been actively involved in the acquisition community, providing for the war fighter, and feeling a sense of accomplishment in doing so, there was an internal sense of pride in being a part of the newest Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) in the United States Army, 51C; Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Non-Commissioned Officer (ALTNCO). Making the transition into a new career would greet me with a number of trials and tribulations that lead me down a path of self-analysis and unit assessment in the lack of future planning to help properly build the enlisted contracting workforce. If the organizational design included support personnel of various Military Occupational Specialties to handle the support roles of the unit, the mission focus, through practical application and training, would have led to the establishment of a stronger, more knowledgeable, and certified contracting workforce.
Afghanistan, 2006, I received an email from Human Resources Command (HRC) notifying me of my selection to change my military occupational specialty to 51C: Acquisition, Logistics and Technology NCO. I loved being a logistician; however, it was a privilege to be a contracting officer and having a sense of purpose in supporting…
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