Functional Area 50 (FA50) is the Army’s force management duty. FA50 officers are problem solvers who help commanders get the capabilities their units need to be successful. They combine force development and force integration to manage the force.
Provide synchronized delivery of capabilities
Translate strategy into capabilities
Advise Army leaders on the effects of their Force Management decisions
Integrate and implement changes in organizational requirements and authorizations
Document those changes
Develop programs and funding
Develop materiel and equipment fielding
FA50 officers are self-disciplined strategic thinkers. They elect to specialize as Force Managers after becoming basic-branch qualified.