In 2007 the Secretary of the Army formed an independent commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary Operations, also known as the Gansler Commission, to review recent lessons learned and recommend ways to improve future military operations. In compliance with these recommendations, on October 1, 2008, the Army recognized the formal establishment of the Army Contracting Command (ACC) as a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC). This new, one-of-a-kind Army organization performs the majority of contracting work for the U.S. Army, and consists of two subordinate commands responsible for installation and expeditionary contracting, and other Army contracting elements.
The 51C MOS is a highly critical career field and the Army is currently recruiting both active and reserve Soldiers who are interested in reclassifying. Learn more about becoming a 51C.