Acquisition Career Development

ACDD is organized with 3 branches: Acquisition Education and Training (AET) Branch; Policy and Proponency (P&P) Branch; and Program Execution (PE) Branch.

Welcome

Welcome to the US Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) Acquisition Career Development Division (ACDD). Our primary purpose in ACDD is to serve as the Army acquisition workforce advocate in compliance with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act, with regard to specific acquisition workforce initiatives, and in support of the 14 acquisition career fields (ACFs) the Army supports. Overall, our main goal is to grow and enhance the capability of the Army acquisition workforce through human capital strategic planning.

Vision

ACDD is a high performing division identifying acquisition workforce trends and challenges proactively to serve our stakeholders, partners and customers with metrics-driven analytics, ultimately to aid sound decision-making.

Mission

Serve as advocates for the Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (AL&T) workforce and on behalf of the Director for Acquisition Career Management (DACM) pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) by:

  • Developing policy related to the eight personnel life cycle management functions;
  • Scheduling Army students for DAWIA certification training;
  • Managing the Acquisition, Education and Training Program and hosting pilot programs to continually assess opportunities;
  • Serving as the Functional Area 51, Military Occupational Specialty 51C Proponent, and Acquisition Career Field Proponent;
  • Maintaining an Army Acquisition Workforce Human Capital Strategic Plan and Acquisition Career Development Model; and
  • Ensuring defense acquisition workforce initiatives are properly communicated and addressed

Acquisition Education and Training (AET) Branch:


The AE&TB manages the education and training of the Acquisition workforce. We are dedicated to a well-educated, well-trained Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (AL&T) workforce and our training endeavors are crucial to supporting the Army’s current transformation, as well as to sustaining and improving current weapon systems critical in the support of our Soldiers. To guarantee future leaders acquire a broad knowledge base, there must be a balance between a quality education, leadership training and career broadening opportunities that will enhance the technical and functional competency and leadership skills obtained through a specific career program. The Acquisition Education, Training, and Experience (AETE) catalog outlines those opportunities that will assist the AL&T not only in meeting their position certification requirement, but also develop their leadership skills through training, developmental opportunities and advanced educational opportunities.

AETE Catalog: http://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/programs/acquisition-education-training-and-experience/

Register for Army Training! (ATRRS): https://www.ATRRS.army.mil/channels/AITAS

Policy and Proponency (P&P) Branch:


The PPB manages the myriad of programs and policies for the AAC, in conjunction with the U.S. Human Resources Command (HRC). As the Proponency branch of the USAASC and ACDD, we also provide one-face to our AL&T workforce as the proponency arm of AAC. We serve as the principle advisor to the AAC on all matters relating to AL&T workforce and advise our leaders on all aspects of development and life cycle management, while executing the life cycle functions of personnel proponency, encompassing professional career development from accession through retirement. We support the People, Processes, Programs and Products that:

  • Plan, develop, execute, and maintain acquisition career management programs and policy.
  • Provide budget, manpower, personnel, and force structure support to PEOs, Acquisition Commands and ACA.
  • Provide our soldiers with the right products at the right time, at the right place, at the right price.

Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act II (DAWIA II): DAWIA Link

Program Execution (PE) Branch:


The PE Branch provides Human Capital Strategic Planning (HCSP), analysis, & programs to develop and sustain a professional Army Acquisition Workforce, which meets the needs of the 21st Century.  This is accomplished by:

  • Implementing actions to meet strategic goals;
  • Executing the Army’s Section 852 Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund;
  • Analyzing existing HCSP programs and practices;
  • Updating/creating programs to meet strategic goals;
  • Developing action plans and solutions in support of execution;
  • Communicating with the Army acquisition workforce;
  • Providing resource allocation and management; and
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of new education, training and leader development programs;