FA 57: The FA57 is an officer with operational experience who understands military operations and training. They develop, plan, coordinate, and execute exercises at all levels of command: battalion, brigade, division, combatant command, interagency and multi-national. FA57s are experts in modeling, simulation and Army Battle Command Systems and facilitate the training and operational environment for commanders to conduct first class mission planning and mission rehearsal exercises.
During the "reset / train" as well as the "ready" phases of the ARFORGEN cycle, the FA57 is utilized as a trainer in support of mission preparation and Mission Rehearsal Exercises (MRE/MRX). In the "available" phase of the ARFORGEN cycle, the FA57 not only serves as a trainer, but performs as the Battle Command Officer (BCO) or Knowledge Management Officer (KMO) translating information into knowledge. Based on the Commander's Critical Information Requirements (CCIR) the FA57 brings the most critical information forward to the commander as knowledge to facilitate decision making.
FA57 currently has 217 authorizations in the Active Army and 209 in the Reserve Component (both in the generating and operational force) with ranks ranging from Captain to Colonel. The makeup of the FA57 officer population includes 87% from Maneuver, Fires, and Effects Branches with 35% of those officers having Combat Training Center (CTC) Observer Controller experience.
Education & Training:
- Qualification Course
- Intermediate Level Education/Advanced Operations Warfighting Course
- School for Advanced Military Studies
- Advanced Civil Schooling
- Army Modeling and Simulation School
- Army M&S Competency Development
- Army Competency Development Web site
Personnel Authorizations (CAC access only)