The Deputy Director, Acquisition Career Management is responsible, by law, for the education and training of Army acquisition workforce members. A well-educated and trained Army acquisition workforce is crucial to supporting the Army’s current transformation. In keeping with this philosophy, the recurring goal remains to provide the best possible support and education possible to our Army acquisition workforce. For additional information please refer to the SOC Policy and Procedures at http://asc.army.mil/web/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/SOC-Policy-Proc5-Mar-2013.pdf. The SOC program application is an automated process using the Army Acquisition Professional Development System (AAPDS). To access AAPDS, please login to the Career Acquisition Management Portal, https://rda.altess.army.mil/camp/. Once you login, click “Career Acquisition Personnel and Position Management Information System (CAPPMIS)”. Once in CAPPMIS, click the “AAPDS” tab, then select the “Apply” link for the SOC program announcement.