Recent FA50 Qualification Course Graduates

FA50 Q-Course Class 12-14

Class 01-15 graduated on 12 December 2014:

Front Row (L to R): Mr. York, MAJ Fryrear, COL(P) Komar, Ms. Blake, Mr. Naylor
Second Row (L to R): Mr. Murray, MAJ Robinson, Ms. Ross, Ms Boucicaut
Third Row (L to R): Mr. Korcz, MAJ Green, Ms Rorie
Forth Row (L to R): MAJ Ressel, MAJ Rasor, MAJ Malagisi, Mr. Martell, MAJ Overstreet
Back Row (L to R): CPT Hudson, CPT Rojas, CPT Halpern, CPT Swinford, LTC Parker

Functional Area 50 Qualification Course (Q-Course)

The Functional Area 50 Qualification Course is the fourteen week ILE credentialing course for officers accessed as FA50s. This course is comprised of two phases. Phase I: Four week How the Army Runs Course and Phase II: Ten week FA50 course. Students are entered into ATRRS by the Army Force Management School Registrar.

The next FA50 Q-Course is scheduled 8 Sep through 12 Dec 2014.

Attendee Requirements:

  • Military: CPT Through LTC
  • Civilian: GS11 Through GS15

Course attendance determined by COMPO or Career Program:

  • COMPO 1 Officers: MAJ Jason Ison, (502) 613-6681
  • COMPO 2 Officers: MAJ Richard Hobart, (703) 607-7808
  • COMPO 3 Officers: LTC Stephen W. Ladd, (703) 806-7327
  • Department of the Army Civilians: CP26: Ms Michele Davis, (703) 692-6884.

Prerequisites: Officers must be accessed as an FA50. Department of the Army Civilians must have permission from their career program to attend.

Welcome packet: Students will be provided a welcome packet from the Army Force Management School 30 days prior to the start of the course.

Joint Capabilities Requirements Manager (JCRM) Course

JCRM is a web-based software application that enables the Global Force Management (GFM) allocation process using a net-centric compliant architecture leveraging multiple authoritative data sources across the Department of Defense (DoD). It is the single software application for submitting and/or managing all force requirements (Emergent, Rotational, Exercise, Individual Augmentation and Contingency Planning). GFM aligns force apportionment, assignment, and allocation in support of the National Defense Strategy (NDS), joint force availability requirements, and joint force assessments. It provides comprehensive insights into the global availability of U.S. military forces/capabilities and provides senior decision makers a process to quickly and accurately assess the impact and risk of proposed changes in forces/capability assignment, apportionment, and allocation. JCRM provides joint force personnel with a basic understanding of the functionality and navigation of the JCRM application and its modules.

The next JCRM course at Fort Belvoir is 09 11 DEC 14.


  • GF1101 Global Force Management Overview on JDTC Virtual Campus via SIPRNET
  • Final U.S. Secret security clearance

Recommended Participants: Global Force Managers (GFM) and members of the Joint Planning & Execution Community (JPEC).

Click here for enrollment and pre-requisite instructions.

JOPES Executive Presentation (JEP)

Also included in the FA50 Qualification Course is the JOPES Executive Presentation (JEP). This is a one to four hour briefing which presents an overview of the characteristics and capabilities of JOPES to senior military and civilian personnel. The presentation emphasizes current JOPES capabilities and provides insight into future improvements and systems. The presentation can be expanded to include a demonstration of various JOPES applications. JEP is offered in conjunction with JCRM. JEP is the day before JCRM. Next JEP is 08 DEC 14 at AFMS, Fort Belvoir.