Senior Service College Program

Information

The SSC Program offers a unique opportunity for members of the AAC, military and civilians to gain advanced leadership training and experience specifically designed for senior leadership positions.

General Program Information:

The US Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) is responsible for developing the policy, implementation guidance, and the management of training programs for military and civilian workforce members. ICAF, a 10-month program conducted at Fort McNair, Washington, DC, from August to June. It prepares selected military officers and civilians for senior leadership and senior staff positions by conducting postgraduate, executive-level courses of study and associated research dealing with the resource component of national power. The curriculum is a broad-based national security decision-making for senior policy makers, and a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies is awarded upon graduation. The Army Acquisition Corps is allocated seven civilian acquisition slots annually for senior acquisition professionals (GS-14/15 or pay/broadband equivalent), and its selection is competitive through a Department of the Army board process. The Vice Chief of Staff instituted a policy for placement of civilian SSC graduates, which began with Academic Year 2003-2004. The SSC graduates are matched to key leadership positions (at the same grade), which require advanced leadership education. G-1 is the proponent for this centrally managed program, the Graduate Placement Program. USAASC provides funding for travel and per diem of acquisition personnel selected each year for ICAF. The program offers a unique opportunity for members of the AAC, military and civilians to gain advanced leadership training and experience.

Announcement:

ICAF application process is managed by the Department of Army Civilian Human Resources Agency – Training Management Office. Applicants interested in applying for ICAF should review the procedures at: http://cpol.army.mil/library/train/catalog/ch02icaf.html. Additional information on SSC programs and other AETE opportunities is listed below: Senior Service College (SSC) Selection Criteria A Trail Guide for Army’s Future Civilian Leaders at http://asc.army.mil/docs/programs/ssc/Trail_Guide.pdf and 2010 AETE Catlog at http://asc.army.mil/docs/pubs/aete/AETE_catalog_2010.pdf.

Contact:

Coordinator: Roberta McMillen
(p) 703-805-1210 (DSN: 655)
(f) 703-805-1017
Email: Roberta.McMillen@us.army.mil

 

Senior Service College (SSC) Selection Criteria
A Trail Guide for Army’s Future Civilian Leaders

Application Instructions:

Civilian Personnel Online Training Catalog: http://www.cpol.army.mil