The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) Army Director for Acquisition Career Management (DACM) Office is a one-stop shop for everything acquisition career-related. Your Army DACM Office is responsible for ensuring acquisition career development, talent management initiatives, and Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification (training, education and experience) of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW). The AAW consists of approximately 37,000 Army acquisition civilian and military leaders and professionals residing in Army staff offices, Army commands, Army service component commands, program executive offices, and direct reporting units.
The Army DACM Office works directly with the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition), the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) (USD AT&L), and the USD AT&L Human Capital Initiatives (HCI) Office to enable acquisition workforce initiatives and to serve as advocates for the AAW.
Director, Acquisition Career Management
Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson became the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT )) and Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM) on April 4, 2014. In his previous assignment, he was the Deputy, Commanding General of the Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanistan from July 2013 to January 2014. Lt. Gen. Williamson’s previous assignments include serving as the Assistant Military Deputy to the ASA(ALT) and the Assistant Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, both in Washington, D.C.; the Joint Program Executive Officer, Joint Tactical Radio Systems in San Diego, Calif.; the Deputy Program Executive Officer, Integration in Arlington, Va.; the Director of Integration, Office in Washington, D.C. He also served as the Project Manager, Network Systems Integration, Future Combat Systems, Brigade Combat Team at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey from May 2006 to May 2009.
Deputy Director, Acquisition Career Management
Mr. Craig A. Spisak, Director, U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC), serves as the Deputy DACM. His staff, the Army DACM Office, enables the mission of the DACM. Mr. Spisak has served as the Director of the USAASC since June 2005. USAASC is a direct reporting unit (DRU) responsible for providing oversight of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) and the Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce. Under Mr. Spisak’s leadership, USAASC continues to provide major command-level support to the program executive office and project management communities in the areas of resource management, personnel management and force structure as well as serve as advocates for the entire Army Acquisition Workforce (38,000) to ensure their professional growth and development to continually improve Army combat capability.
Proactively identify acquisition workforce trends/challenges and develop policies and programs to support those challenges; Offer leaders workable solutions rooted in analytics, and provide indispensable career development support to the Army Acquisition Workforce.
A Highly Capable, Agile, Adaptive and Professional Army Acquisition Workforce
Joining the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW)
- Active Officer Accession Process
- Army National Guard Officer Accession Process
- Army Reserve Officer Accession Process
- Civilian AAW Hiring
NCO Reclassification Programs
- Civilian Career Models
- Officer (FA51) Career Planning Steps
- NCO (MOS 51C) Career Planning Steps
- DAU Training
- Education & Training Opportunities
- Mentoring Resources
- Talent Management
- Senior Rater Potential Evaluation
- Centralized Selection List
- Key Leadership Positions
- Centralized Product and Project Director Selection Board