Today, I want to educate you about the Support Operations Course (Phase II) at PEC. The Professional Education Center (PEC) offers the Support Operations Phase II Course for Officers and NCOs. According to the PEC website, “The course provides an overview of multi-functional CSS functions in the Brigade, Division and Corp area. It also provides tactics, techniques, and procedures that can be used by support operations officers. The first week of instruction focuses on tactical logistics at the Brigade level. At the end of the first week, the technical aspects of support operations are presented. This includes lecture and discussion on the management of maintenance and supply information in support of maneuver forces. The second week of the course focuses on integrating the concepts learned in the first week into logistics planning using the military decision making process.”
Here are a few things you should know about the Support Operations Phase II course, before you attend:
- The course number is 8A-FA90/551-F39 (MC)
- You must complete Phase I (distance learning) before can graduate from the course
- You can attend the course without phase I, but you won’t get your DA 1059 until you finish Phase I
- You can register for the course in ATRRS
- The course is for officers and NCOs
- The course is 11 days long at PEC
I attended this course myself way back in early 2006. Once I finished my Captain’s Career Course (OD), this was my last requirement to earn my 90A ASI. I’m not sure if the Army still does that, but that’s what I had to do to get qualified as a 90A.
My experience at PEC was great. The instructors were well prepared and I felt that the information I learned in this course was very helpful. Additionally, the facilities were great and I liked Little Rock. I would recommend this course to anyone in the logistics field.
If you’ve completed the Support Operations Phase II course at PEC, I would love to hear from you. Please tell us what you thought about the course.