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FA50Q Course Intro
FA50QC Purpose
The FA50QC is the fourteen-week Intermediate Level Education (ILE) credentialing course for officers accessed as FA50s.  The course prepares FA50 officers and CP26 civilians to perform force management functions in the operational and institutional Army at the HQDA, division, corps, and Army Service Component Command (ASCC) levels.  The course provides current force management regulatory guidance, policies, processes, systems and procedures for managing change in the Army.  The course is designed for up to 30 students and is presented at least twice a year.
FA50QC Scope
The FA50QC has two phases of instruction. Phase 1 is the four-week How the Army Runs Course (HTARC). Phase 2, the ten-week FA50QC, is divided into five blocks of instruction: Strategy; Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE); Capabilities Development (CD); Materiel Development (MD); and Force Development (FD). Classroom instruction combines the following methods: small, large, and panel group discussion; peer-partner learning; practical exercises; guest speakers; and tests. Instructors are subject matter experts from the AFMS faculty, Army & Joint Staff, and TRADOC.
FA50QC Director
Director
Mr. Rick Garraton
SSO Course Director
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703.805.0210
DSN
655.0210
FA50QC Enrollment Procedures
  • The Functional Area 50 Qualification Course is the fourteen week ILE credentialing course for officers accessed as FA50s.
  • Prerequisites: Officers must be accessed as an FA50. Department of the Army Civilians must have permission from their career program to attend.

    Military: CPT Through LTC
    Civilian: GS11-GS15

  • Course attendance determined by COMPO or Career Program:

    AC Officers: MAJ LaRon Somerville, 502.613.6681
    ARNG Officers: MAJ Chris Lowe, 703.607.7808
    USAR Officers: MAJ Mike Fritz, 502.613.4943
    Department of the Army Civilians: CP26: Ms. Michele Davis, 703.692.6684

  • Students are registered for the course by the AFMS Registrar Mr. Duane Stubbs, 703.805.4904
  • Welcome packets will be provided 45 days prior to the start of the course
FA50QC Billeting
Billeting: All AFMS students in a TDY status will report to post billeting located in Knadle Hall (building 470) 9775 Gaillard Road Fort Belvoir, VA 22060. Fort Belvoir billeting is operated by the IHG Army Hotels (https://www.ihgarmyhotels.com). Fort Belvoir Billeting (Knadle Hall) contact telephone information is:

  Reservations 703.704.8600
  Customer Service 703.704.8700
  Front Desk 703.704.8300
  Manager 703.704.8000
  Knadle Hall 703.704.8300

Uniform: The duty uniform for all AFMS courses is: Military personnel will wear the Army Combat Uniform (ACUs); the civilian duty uniform is business casual. AFMS students visiting the Pentagon or other sites within the National Capitol Region (NCR) will wear the class “A’ or “B” Army Service Uniform (ASU).

FA50QC Course Dates
FY 2020
ID START DATE END DATE REMARKS
001 2/3/2020 4/10/2020  
002 7/27/2020 10/2/2020  
FY 2021
ID START DATE END DATE REMARKS
001 2/1/2021 4/9/2021  
002 7/26/2021 10/1/2021