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 is 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 present me with a number of trials and tribulations, which lead me down a path of self-analysis and unit assessment regarding the lack of future planning to help properly build the enlisted contracting workforce. If the organizational design included 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 enlisted contracting workforce.
Afghanistan, 2006, I received an email notification from Human Resources Command (HRC) of my selection to change my military occupational specialty to 51C: Acquisition, Logistics and Technology NCO. I loved logistics; however, it was a privilege serving as a contracting officer and having a sense of purpose in…
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