The Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) is a branch of the United States Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW), which includes civilians, officers, and Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs). The AAC is responsible for equipping and sustaining the world’s most capable, powerful, and respected Army. They work with partners—Army, joint, industry, and international—to develop, acquire, deliver, sustain, and safely dispose of weapons systems and provide contracting services to Soldiers in all military operations.
The Army Acquisition Functional Area 51 (FA 51) officers effectively and efficiently develop, acquire, field, test and evaluate, sustain, and safely dispose of materiel by leveraging domestic, organic, commercial, and foreign technologies. They deliver decisive and synchronized business solutions and contracting support to the Army Enterprise and the Department of Defense.
The Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) are reclassified in the Army Acquisition NCO Corps after serving 7-10 years in their respective enlisted career management fields. They serve primarily in the Army Acquisition Career Management Field - 51 and (MOS) 51C. The MOS 51C - Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Contracting Noncommissioned Officer (Active, Reserve and National Guards) is a reclassification position that focuses on contractual agreements for supplies or services.