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July 31, 2020Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) Policy and Procedures

Establishes policy for the Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) and outlines procedures for the application and selection process.

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July 7, 2020Appointment as Director, Army Acquisition Corps

Appoints Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) as the Director, Army Acquisition Corps (DAAC)

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July 1, 2020Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) Guidance

DACM Memorandum: Provides guidance on the use and completion of the Army Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) for Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) professionals. This document applies to all civilian AAW professionals filling an acquisition-code postion in the grade of GS12 through GS15 (and pay band equivalents) and their rating officials. It should be read in conjunction with the SPRE Policy, also dated July 1, 2020, which provides more detailed information on SRPEs.

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July 1, 2020Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) Policy

Provides policy on the completion requirements, rating chain, timelines, and administration of the Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE), a talent management tool used to evaluate the potential of civilian Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) professionals in designated grades/pay band equivalents to perform in positions of increased responsibility.

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June 29, 2020Appointment as the Director, Acquisition Career Management

Appoints the Director, US Army Acquisition Support Center as the Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM).

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June 23, 2020Army Acquisition Training with Industry Policy and Procedures

Establishes responsibilities and outlines policy and procedures for Active Component Functional Area 51 (FA51) officer participation in the Department of the Army’s Training with Industry (TWI) Program.

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May 27, 2020Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Certificaton – Engineering; Production, Quality, and Manufacturing; and Test and Evaluation

The USD(R&E) Functional Leader for the Engineering (ENG); Production, Quality, and Manufacturing (PQM); and Test and Evaluation (T&E) Acquisition Career Fields (ACFs) reviewed the certification standards for Fiscal Year 2021 and determined that they are reasonable, appropriate, and applicable to all DOD AT&L workforce personnel desiring certification after 30 September 2020. As a result of this review, there will be changes to the: (a) certification standards for ENG; (b) Position Category Description (PCD) for PQM; and (c) Key Leadership Position (KLP) Functional specific requirements for ENG and PQM.

May 26, 2020Army Acquisition Workforce Standard Program Management Position Nomenclature Policy

DACM Memorandum: Establishes standard/common nomenclature for Program Management personnel across the Army Acquisition Workforce.

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April 22, 2020Memorandum of Understanding between U.S. Army Human Resources Command and the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center, MOU 19-02

This MOU outlines the terms, conditions, and responsibilities between HRC and USAASC regarding the development, management, operation, data usage, security, and the security of interface connections. In the Acquisition Corps there are mandated certification and education requirements that must be tracked and updated in the Career Acquisition Personnel Position Management Information System. USAASC requires HRC data in order to facilitate tracking of training and certifications for Army Reserve and Army National Guard to meet tracking requirements in a manner similar to what is done for the active component.

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April 1, 202012-Month Extension of Grace Period for Meeting Acquisition Position Certification Requirements

Provides supplemental guidance in support of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)) memorandum, dated 01 Aprll 2020, which extends the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification requirement for defense acquisition workforce members from 24 months to 36 months.

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March 4, 2020DAM PAM 600-3 (Acquisition Corps)

Army Pamphlet: This document is a chapter of DA PAM 600-3 (Officer Professional Development and Career Management, March 4, 2020), which specifically discusses the Army Acquisition Corps. It provides guidance on the professional development and career management of Active Component, US Army Reserve (USAR), and Army National Guard (ARNG) Functional Area 51 (FA51) officers.

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February 26, 2020Administrative Name Change for the Contracting and Acquisition Career Program (CP-14)

Assistant Secretary of the Army, Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASA(M&RA)) Memorandum: Approves request to change the name for Career Program 14 (CP-14) from “Contracting and Acquisition” to “Contracting and Procurement”. It directs the update of applicable publications and systems to reflect this name change within 180 days of ASA(M&RA) signature. A copy of the original request from the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Procurement (DASA(P)), signed on Jan. 16, 2020, is included with this document.

February 25, 2020Department of the Army Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Senior Service College Fellowship (SSCF) Program Policy and Procedures

DACM Memorandum: Provides policy and procedures for application, selection, and assignment to the Defense Acquisition University – Senior Service College Fellowship (DAU-SSCF) program. This program is a 10-month, in-residence, senior leadership development program, conducted by the DAU at one of four SSCF seminar locations. The document applies to all current Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) civilians and non-AAW applicants (for example, from industry or the Department of Defense).

February 10, 2020Removal of 24 Month of Experience Requirement for the Army Intermediate Contracting Course

DACM Memorandum: Removes the requirements for Functional Area 51 (FA51) and 51C Non-commissioned Officers to have 24 months of operational contracting experience or obtain a waiver for this experience in order to attend the Army Intermediate Contracting Course (AICC). However, they are still required to be Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level I certified in Contracting before they attend AICC. This guidance is effective immediately.

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February 3, 2020Equivalency or Fulfillment Credit for Defense Acquisition University Courses through Completion of the Naval Postgraduate School Master’s Degree Programs

DACM Memorandum: Outlines the process for Army Acquisition Workforce professionals to receive credit for Defense Acquisition University (DAU) courses after successfully completing one of the Army DACM-sponsored Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Master’s Degree Programs.

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January 28, 2020Functional Area 51 Recruitment, Education, and Career Management Strategy Memorandum

AAE Memorandum: Provides detailed guidance for implementing the Army Acquisition Executive (AAE)’s vision and strategy on the recruitment, education, and career management of Functional Area 51 officers. The document has three appendices: Recruitment Plan, Career Management, and Education Plan.

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December 20, 2019Acquisition Roles and Responsibilites

Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum: Provides final decisions that address open issues related to acquisition roles and responsibilities and incorporates the changes in the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The seven final decisions covered in this memorandum are Milestone Decision Authority (MDA), Acquisition Strategy Approval Authority, Middle Tier Acquisition (MTA), OSD role in MTA, Independent Technical Risk Assessments (ITRA), Data Transparency, and Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMP).

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November 26, 2019Archival of Outdated Army Acquisition Workforce Policies

DACM Memorandum: Provides a list of AAW policies that the Army DACM Office has reviewed and determined to be outdated, superseded, or no longer relevant. The policies listed herein have been officially rescinded and/or archived for historical purposes.

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November 26, 201951C Non-Commissioned Officer Attendance at the 51C Advanced and Senior Leader Courses

DACM Memorandum: Establishes policy for 51C Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) attendance at the 51C Advanced Leaders Course (ALC) and the 51C Senior Leaders Course. This document applies to all enlisted Soldiers in Career Management Field (CMF) 51.

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October 10, 2019Army Acquisition Non-Commissioned Officer Advanced Civil Schooling Application, Selection, and Attendance Policy and Procedures

DACM Memorandum: Establishes policy and procedures for application to the Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) Program and the selection of applicants for this program. This document applies to all Active Component Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 51C Contracting Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs).

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October 10, 2019Department of the Army, Acquisition Career Field Certification Policy

DACM Memorandum: Provides policy for managing Acquisition Career Field (ACF) certification to ensure the certification application, decision, and appeal processes are consistent across the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) and performed in accordance with applicable regulations. This policy applies to military (Active Component, Army National Guard, and US Army Reserve) and civilian AAW professionals, as well as US Army Medical Department (AMEDD) officers who are seeking ACF certification at any level. Non-AAW and wage-grade personnel are not eligible to apply for ACF certification.

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October 10, 2019Defense Acquisition University Training Policy and Procedures

DACM Memorandum: Establishes policy and procedures for the application, selection, funding, and cancellation of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) training. This document applies to all Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) and non-AAW professionals.

October 3, 2019Fiscal Year 2020 Army Acquisition Workforce Standards

DACM Memorandum: Published at the start of every fiscal year, this document outlines the standards that the Army Director, Acquisition Career Management sets annually for Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) professionals and their parent organizations to achieve, in order to comply with Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) statutory requirements and DACM policies. The FY20 AAW Standards addresses certification (entire AAW, Critical Acquisition Positions, and Key Leadership Positions), Individual Development Plans, Continuous Learning Points, and Senior Rater Potential Evaluations.

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October 1, 2019The Army People Strategy

SECARMY Strategy: Describes how the Army will shift from simply “distributing personnel” to more deliberately managing the talents of Soldiers and Civilians. This means creating a 21st century talent management system with policies, programs, and processes that recognize and capitalize the unique knowledge, skills, and behaviors possessed by every member of the Army team, allowing us to employ each to maximum effect. The document is co-signed by the Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff, and Sergeant Major of the Army.

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September 13, 2019DOD Instruction 5000.66 (Defense Acquisition Workforce Education, Training, Experience, and Career Development Program)

DOD Issuance: Establishes policies, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the conduct of the Defense Acquisition Workforce (AWF) education, training, experience, and career development program. This document also integrates AWF strategic human capital management planning and budgeting efforts with AWF Program initiative as required by statute and DOD instruction.

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August 23, 2019Public-Private Talent Exchange – Policy

HQDA DCS G1 Memorandum: Provides guidance on the roles, responsibilities, and implementing procedures for the use of the Public-Private Talent Exchange (PPTE) Program within the Department of the Army. The PPTE Program is intended to establish a knowledge exchange through which Department of Defense and private-sector organizations can exchange talent, so that the DOD can gain expertise and knowledge with an influx of fresh and innovative ideas. This program is open to Army employees at the GS-12 level or above (or equivalent) or at the Federal Wage System journeyman level and above.

August 23, 2019Public-Private Talent Exchange – Figures

Figures Section // HQDA DCS G1 Memorandum: Provides guidance on the roles, responsibilities, and implementing procedures for the use of the Public-Private Talent Exchange (PPTE) Program within the Department of the Army. The PPTE Program is intended to establish a knowledge exchange through which Department of Defense and private-sector organizations can exchange talent, so that the DOD can gain expertise and knowledge with an influx of fresh and innovative ideas. This program is open to Army employees at the GS-12 level or above (or equivalent) or at the Federal Wage System journeyman level and above

August 23, 2019Public-Private Talent Exchange – Requirements

Requirements Section // HQDA DCS G1 Memorandum: Provides guidance on the roles, responsibilities, and implementing procedures for the use of the Public-Private Talent Exchange (PPTE) Program within the Department of the Army. The PPTE Program is intended to establish a knowledge exchange through which Department of Defense and private-sector organizations can exchange talent, so that the DOD can gain expertise and knowledge with an influx of fresh and innovative ideas. This program is open to Army employees at the GS-12 level or above (or equivalent) or at the Federal Wage System journeyman level and above

August 19, 2019Reaffirming Our Commitment to Ethical Conduct

SECDEF Memorandum: Outlines the Secretary of Defense’s expectation that every member of the Department of Defense continue to aim beyond compliance with basic standards. Employees must set the example, rejecting any sense of personal entitlement and never abusing our position or our privilege of service.

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August 16, 2019Army Acquisition Career Management Advocate (ACMA) Policy

DACM Memorandum: Outlines responsibilities and provides guidance on the designation and tenure of Army Acquisition Career Management Advocates (ACMAs). This policy redefines the role of the ACMA (with support from the Organizational Acquisition Points of Contacts (OAPs)) to provide senior level strategic vision, advice, and support necessary to develop and sustain a highly capable, professional, and qualified Army Acquisition Workforce from an organizational perspective.

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August 6, 2019Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs) and Key Leadership Positions (KLPs) Policy

Army DACM Memorandum: Provides guidance on the designation, qualification, tenure agreements, and waivers for Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs) and Key Leadership Positions (KLPs), in compliance with Department of Defense issuances and Department of the Army policies. This policy applies to Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) and non-AAW professionals selected to occupy a CAP or KLP. There are two enclosures included this policy: References and Acquisition Codes.

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July 30, 2019Acquisition Intelligence Career Occupation Program Foundational Credential

OUSD(Intelligence) Memorandum: Supports the Department of Defense award of the foundational credential for Acquisition Intelligence within the Acquisition Intelligence Career Occupation Program. The establishment of foundational traning and credentials recognizes the importance of ensuring that those intelligence personnel tasked to be directly involved in acquisition proocesses have the skills needed to be successful.

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July 24, 2019US Army Acquisition Support Center, Direct Reporting Unit, Job-Sharing Policy and Procedures

USAASC Director Memorandum: Provides policy and procedures on the Job-Share Program, which improves the retention of skilled staff, enhances staff morale, accomodates persons with disabilities, and enables employees to effectively manage their work/family life responsibilities.

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July 9, 2019Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Certification – Science and Technology Manager Acquisition Career Field

USD(R&E) Memorandum: The USD(R&E) Functional Leader for the Science and Technology Manager (STM) Acquisition Career Field (ACF) reviewed the certification standards for Fiscal Year 2020 and determined that they are reasonable, appropriate, and applicable to all DOD AT&L workforce personnel desiring certification after 30 September 2019. As a result of this review, there will be no change in STM certification standards or position category descriptions.

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June 24, 2019Designation as the Army Acquisition Function Leader

DACM Memorandum: Designates the Army Acquisition Functional Leader (AAFL) for each Acquisition Career Field (ACF). The Army DACM has designated AAFLs for the following ACFs: Business – Cost Estimating/Financial Management (BUS-CE/FM); Contracting (CON), Purchasing (PUR), and Industrial Contract Property Management (ICPM); Engineering (EN); Facilities Engineering (FE); Information Technology (IT); Life Cycle Logistics (LCL); Production, Quality, and Manufacturing (PQM); Science and Technology Manager (STM); and Test and Evaluation (T&E). The AAFL designation memorandum for Program Management (PM) has not been drafted at this time.

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June 12, 2019Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Certification – Test and Evaluation (T&E)

OSD(R&E) Memorandum: The Functional Leader for the Test and Evaluation (T&E) acquisition career field within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering reviewed the T&E course curriculum to identify improvements. Based on this review, the T&E workforce competency model and functional specific requirements for the Chief Developmental Tester will not change in FY20. However, the T&E Functional Leader approved changes to the T&E position category description and Level II and Level III certification standards.

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June 11, 2019Quick Reference Guide

DACM Desk Guide: Provides helpful tips to Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) professionals on how to be certified for their current position, create an Individual Development Plan (IDP), apply for Army Acquisition Corps membership, request Continuous Learning Points (CLPs), understand the requirement to have a Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE), determine if they are occupying a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP), and complete other important requirements. It also identifies good points of contact within the acquisition community who are available to answer career development questions.

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June 6, 2019Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Certification – Contracting, Purchasing, and Industrial Contract Property Management Acquisition Career Fields

USD(A&S) Memorandum: The USD(A&S) Functional Leader for the subject Acquisition Career Fields (ACFs) validated that the Fiscal Year 2020 certification standards for the Contracting ACF are reasonable, appropriate, and applicable to Department of Defense acquisition workforce personnel desiring certification after 30 September 2019. The document outlines changes to functional training for Levels II and III certification.

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June 3, 2019DD Form 2905, Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce Position Requirements or Tenure Waivers

DD Form: Used to request a certification position waiver or Critical Acquisition Position/Key Leadership Position (CAP/KLP) waiver.

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June 1, 2019National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020

View the NDAA FY20 at https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/s1790/BILLS-116s1790enr.pdf
Public Law: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense.

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May 23, 2019Archival of Outdated Army Acquisition Workforce Policies

DACM Memorandum: Provides a list of AAW policies that the Army DACM Office has reviewed and determined to be outdated, superseded, or no longer relevant. Those policies are hereby rescinded and/or archived for historical purposes.

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May 22, 2019Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Certification – Information Technology (IT) Acquisition Career Field

DOD CIO G-6 Memorandum: The DOD CIO G-6 Functional Leader for the Information Technology (IT) Acquisition Career Field (ACF) certified the Fiscal Year 2020 certification standards for the IT ACF, which will be applicable to Department of Defense acquisition workforce personnel desiring certification after 30 September 2019. The document also states that the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and IT Functional Leader agree to emphasize Cybersecurity, Agile Software Development, Cloud, and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning as part of IT curriculum development efforts.

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May 3, 2019Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Certification – Life Cycle Logisitics Defense Acquisition Workforce Functional Career Field

USD(A&S) Memorandum: The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S))’s Acting Functional Leader for the Life Cycle Logistics (LCL) Acquisition Career Field (ACF) reviewed the LCL certification standards for Fiscal Year 2020 and determined that they are reasonable, appropriate, and applicable to all DOD AT&L workforce personnel desiring certification after 30 September 2019. As a result of this review, there will be no change in LCL certification standards or position category descriptions.

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May 1, 2019OPM Position Classification Flysheet for Program Management Series, 0340

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Flysheet: This document is a position classification flysheet update for the occupational series Program Management Series, 0340. It provides the series definition and titling instructions for two-grade interval positions at the grade GS-13 and above. It is an important reference document to the DACM Position Nomenclature Policy, which is currently under revision and will be published soon.

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April 2, 2019DoD Acquisition Workforce Strategic Plan, FY2016 – FY 2021

Strategic Plan: Outlines the goals and objectives to sustain and improve the capacity and capabilities of the Department of Defense acquisition workforce. The goals are aligned and support overarching DOD strategic direction, including Better Buying Power objectives, to improve the professionalism of the total acquisition workforce.
Click here for direct link: DoD Acquisition Workforce Strategic Plan

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March 22, 2019Provisional Establishment – Office of the Chief Systems Engineer

AAE Memorandum: Directs the stand-down of the System of Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate and provisionally establishes the Office of the Chief Systems Engineer (OCSE). The OCSE mission is to perform systems engineering for ASA(ALT) and in support of the Army materiel enterprise to ensure delivered equipment meets the mission needs of the force.

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March 1, 2019Process to submit a Position Requirements Waiver

DACM Briefing: Explains the process for Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) professionals to submit position requirement waivers.

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March 1, 2019Process to apply for Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) Membership and request a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) Waiver

DACM Briefing: Explains the process to apply for Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) Membership and request a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) waiver. It apppies to both Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) and non-AAW professionals who are tentatively selected to fill a CAP.

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January 31, 2019Fulfillment Program Policy

Army Acquisition Procedures for Implementing the Department of Defense Acquisition Management Mandatory Course Fulfillment Program, 31 January 2019

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January 11, 2019Continuous Learning Point Policy and Implementation Guidelines for the Army Acquisition Workforce

DACM Memorandum: Outlines requirements and implementation guidelines for Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) members to attain 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every two years.

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October 4, 2018Delegation of Authority to Sign Key Leadership Position (KLP) Tenure Agreements

AAE Memorandum: Delegates the authority to sign tenure agreements for certain Key Leadership Positions (KLPs): Centralized Selection List (CSL) Project Manager and Product Manager, Senior Contracting Official (SCO), Program Lead Contracting Officer (PLCO), and Program Executive Officer (PEO) key staff. AAE retains the authority to sign tenure agreements for PEOs and Deputy PEOs.

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October 1, 2018Recommended Continuous Learning Point Memorandums for each Acquisition Career Field

AAFL Memorandum: Each Army Acquisition Functional Leader (AAFL) has drafted and signed a Recommended Continuous Learning Point (CLP) Memorandum that provides specific guidance to the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) professionals within the AAFL’s designated Acquisition Career Field (ACF). The document identifies current and emerging critical technical areas within the ACF and recommends that AAW professionals enroll in specific courses/activities as part of their Continuous Learning requirement, in order to further enhance knowledge and skills. There is a signed AAFL Recommended CLP Memorandum for the following ACFs: Business-Cost Estimating (BUS-CE), Business-Financial Management (BUS-FM), Contracting (CON), Engineering (ENG), Facilities Engineering (FE), Industrial Contract Property Management (ICPM), Life Cycle Logistics (LCL), Production Quality and Manufacturing (PQM), Purchasing (PUR), Science and Technology Manager (STM), and Test and Evaluation (T&E). The Army DACM Office is still awaiting memorandums for Information Technology (IT) and Program Management (PM).

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September 21, 2018Functional Chief Representative, Contracting and Acquisition Career Program 14 (CP-14), Policy Memorandum #1, Alignment of Occupational Series 1102

DASA(P) Memorandum: Provides revised guidelines for placement of Occupational Series 1102 personnel.

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September 17, 2018DA PAM 70-3 Army Acquisition Procedures – Chapter 9

Department of the Army Pamphlet: This publication provides discretionary guidance of materiel acquisition management. It contains information relevant to research, development, and acquisition, and life cycle management of Army materiel to satisfy approved Army requirements. Chapter 9 (Talent Management for the Army Acquisition Workforce) covers various topics related to acquisition workforce training, education, and career development, including but not limited to: Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP), Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS), Training with Industry (TWI), Acquisition Tuition Assistance Program (ATAP), civilian and military Program Manager development, Mentoring, Coaching, and Centralized selection programs.

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September 4, 2018Army Acquisition Functional Leader and Army Acquisition Functional Advisor Policy

DACM Memorandum: Provides guidance on the designation of Army Acquisition Functional Leaders (AAFL) and designated Army Acquisition Functional Advisors (AAFA)

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May 29, 2018Army Acquisition Workforce Project/Product Director (PD) Policy and Procedures

DACM Memorandum: Provides policy and procedures for the management of a centralized Project/Product Director (PD) Program, which will identify high performing civilians with leadership potential to fill PD positions commensurate with their military counterparts.

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May 4, 2018Policy Guidance on Improving Acquisition Talent Management

AAE Memorandum: In accordance with Army Directive 2017-22, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) will update DA Pamphlet 70-3 (Army Acquisition Procedures) and develop a talent management plan to allow Department of the Army Civilian Acquisition Program Managers to gain experience in Science and Technology (S&T), Test and Evaluation (T&E), and Contracting before becoming a GS-15 Project Manager. This document serves as interim guidance.

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April 20, 2018Army Acquisition Workforce Talent Management Strategy

DACM Memorandum: Defines the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) Talent Management (TM) Strategy which embodies the principles of a Human Capital Life Cycle structure while meeting the goals of the AAW Human Capital Strategic Plan (HCSP).

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April 13, 2018Enlisted Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 51C Critical Acquisition Positions

DACM Memorandum: Designates all enlisted Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 51C positions in the ranks E8 and E9 as Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs)

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March 29, 2018Pre-Command Compliance Form (PCCF)

DACM Form: Used to document and verify completion of DAU and pre-command courses required for acquisition officers or civilians who have been selected to fill Centralized Selection List (CSL) positions. Please note that this document is Enclosure 2 to the current DACM Policy, “Mandatory Requirements for Individuals Selected for Centralized Selection List (CSL) Acquisition Key Billet Project and Product Managers, Acquisition Directors, Contracting Commanders, and Centralized Selection Board Project and Product Directors,” dated March 29, 2018.

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March 29, 2018Mandatory Requirements for Individuals Selected for Centralized Selection List Acquisition Key Billet Project and Product Managers, Acquisition Directors, Contracting Commanders, and Centralized Selection Board Project and Product Directors

DAAC Memorandum: Outlines the post-selection, pre-command mandatory training requirements, Tenure and Program Management Agreement (T&PMA) and the issuance of charters for Centralized Selection List (CSL) Acquisition Key Billet Project and Product Managers (PM), Acquisition Directors, Contracting Commanders, and Centralized Selection Board (CSB) Project and Product Directors (PD).

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March 29, 2018Charter Request Form

DACM Form: Used to request a Charter for acquisition officers or civilians who will have been selected to fill Centralized Selection List (CSL) positions. Please note that this document is also Enclosure 1 to the current DACM Policy, “Mandatory Requirements for Individuals Selected for Centralized Selection List (CSL) Acquisition Key Billet Project and Product Managers, Acquisition Directors, Contracting Commanders, and Centralized Selection Board Project and Product Directors,” dated March 29, 2018.

January 30, 2018Acquisition Leadership Challenge Program (ALCP) Policy and Procedures

DACM Memorandum: Governs implementation and administration of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) Acquisition Leadership Challenge Program (ALCP). It establishes roles and responsibilities of interested parties, and general requirements for selection to and participation in the Program.

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January 3, 2018National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019

Public Law: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense. House of Representatives 5515.

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September 6, 2017Extension of Expedited Hiring Authority for Select Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions

Joint USD(ATL) and USD(P&R) Memorandum: Eliminates 30 September 2017 sunset date to appoint individuals to select Defense acquisition positions under joint USD(AT&L)/USD(P&R) memorandum dated 18 December 2017 (copy attached). All remaining provisions of the implementation guidance remain in effect.

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August 8, 2017Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Master of Science in Program Management (MSPM) and Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) with a Systems of Systems Focus Policy and Procedures

DACM Memorandum: Establishes policy and procedures for application and selection of Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) civilians into the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Program.

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August 4, 2017Ethical Standards for All Hands

SECDEF Memorandum: Outlines the Secretary of Defense’s expectation that all Department of Defense employees set an honorable example and conduct themselves in an ethical manner, doing what is right at all times.

August 2, 2017Competitive Development Group/Army Acquisition Fellowship (CDG/AAF) program Policy

DACM Policy: Governs implementation and administration of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) Competitive Development Group/Army Acquisition Fellowship (CDG/AAF) Program. It establishes roles and responsibilities of interested parties, and general requirements for selection into and participation in the program.

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July 20, 2017Defense Acquisition Workforce Program Desk Guide

Director, USD(AT&L) Human Capital Desk Guide: Provides detailed procedures for implementing policy in Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5000.66. If there is a conflict with DoDI 5000.66, the Instruction takes precedence

July 17, 2017Acquisition Tuition Assistance Program (ATAP) Policy

DACM Memorandum: Establishes policy and procedures for participation in the Acquisition Tuition Assistance Program (ATAP) as well as the procedures for the application and selection process.

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June 15, 2017Army Regulation (AR) 70-1, Army Acquisition Policy

DOD/Army Regulation: Governs research, development, acquisition, and life cycle management of Army materiel solutions to satisfy approved Army requirements for warfighting capabilities.

May 17, 2017Implementation Memo to Change Years of Experience Requirements for the Business-Cost Estimating Career Field

USD(ATL) Memorandum: Adjusts adjusting the certification requirement for Business – Cost Estimating (BUS-CE) Acquisition Career Field (ACF). Effective October 1, 2017, the document lowers the experience certification requirement for BUS-CE Level III from from 7 years of acquisition experience in cost estimating to 6 years of acquisition experience, with 5 of the 6 years in cost estimating.

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January 3, 2017National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018

Public Law: Authorizes appropriations for Fiscal Year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense. House of Representatives 2810.

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November 30, 2016National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017

Public Law: Specifies the annual budget and expenditures of the Department of Defense. This document authorizes FY17 appropriations and sets forth policies for DOD programs and activities.
Click here for direct link: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

November 26, 2016Discontinuance of automatic grace period extension regarding contracting accreditation

DACM Memorandum: Discontinues the practice of automatically granting a 36-month position waiver for NCOs granted contracting accreditation.

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November 1, 2016Contracting Validation for Foreign Local Nationals Policy and Procedures

Joint DDACM and DASA(P) Memorandum: Establishes policy and procedures through which the Department of the Army recognizes and credits the training, education and experience of Foreign Local Nationals (FLN) for validation in accordance with DOD established standards.

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May 23, 2016Department of the Army Advanced Civil School (ACS) and Training with Industry ( TWI) Policy and Procedures

DACM Memorandum: Establishes the policy and procedures for the application to the ACS and TWI programs and the selection of applicants for those programs. This document applies to all Active Component Functional Area 51 (FA51) Army officers. Reserve Component (Active Guard Reserve (AGR) and non-AGR) are not eligible for this program. Please note the TWI portion of this document was superseded on 8 OCT 2019, the ACS portion remains in effect.

May 9, 2016Archival of Outdated Army Acquisition Workforce Policies

DACM Memorandum: Provides a list of AAW policies that the Army DACM Office has reviewed and determined to be outdated, superseded, or no longer relevant. As a result, the policies are hereby rescinded and/or archived for historical purposes.

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November 25, 2015National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016

Public Law: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense

September 1, 2015Civilians and the Centralized Selection List – Administration Handbook

Army DACM Handbook: Delineates responsibility and procedures regarding the civilian portion of the Centralized Selection List (CSL) process for the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) Acquisition Director (AD) and Product/Project Manager (PM) Acquisition Key Billets, as well as Product/Project Director DACM Central Selection Board (CSB) positions. This document applies to boards convened to consider civilian employees for centralized selection to LTC/GS14 and COL/GS15 AAC AD and PM Acquisition Key Billet positions, as well as civilian positions NH4/GS14 and GS15 CSB.

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August 31, 2015FA51 Intermediate Level Education (ILE)/Joint Professional Military Education-1 (JPME1) While Attending the Naval Postgraduate School

DACM Memorandum: Authorizes Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) officers who successfully complete the Naval Command and Staff Education Course while attending the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to receive full credit for Intermediate Level Education (ILE) and Joint Professional Military Education-1 (JPME-1). All officers graduating from NPS will receive full credit for the FA51 Intermediate Qualification Course (IQC).

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July 19, 2015Army Acquisition Workforce Management of Army Medical Officers in Unique Education and Training Specialties

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Army DACM; Surgeon General, US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM); and CG, US Army Human Resources Command (HRC). The document addresses the Army Medicine unique training and education requirements for highly technical medical personnel with the “8X” ASI in acquisition management. It establishes a common basic of understanding on the identification, certification, utilization, and management of AMEDD military officers in the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) and/or assigned to acquisition positions.

May 26, 2015Product Support Manager Career Development Roadmap

ASD Memorandum: Provides a Product Support Manager (PSM) framework and PSM position category description to assist with training and assignment of Life Cycle Logisticians.

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March 24, 2015Request for Priority Placement Program (PPP) Exception – U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC)

CPAC Memorandum: Modifies the Priority Placement Program (PPP) exception granted in 2004 on behalf of the US Army Acquisition Support Center for positions filled through a centrally-selected board process from the Centralized Selection List (CSL) to include Project and Product Director positions.

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March 10, 2015CAP and KLP Background Paper

DACM Paper: Provides general information on Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs) and Key Leadership Position (KLPs) tenure agreements.

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November 19, 2014Exception to Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) Policy for Designated Product Support Managers (PSMs) in the Lifecycle Logistics (LCL) Acquisition Career Field (ACF)

DDACM Memorandum: Authorizes designation of Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs) for Product Support Managers (PSMs) of Acquisition Category (ACAT) III programs serving as Logistics Management Specialist or Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist in Life Cycle Logistics (LCL) Acquisition Career Field (ACF) positions.

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July 23, 2014Annual Ethics Training Requirement (with 2020 Guiidelines and training options)

DACM Memorandum: Provides guidance for all Army Acquisition Workforce members to complete ethics training annually, with 100 percent participation beginning in calendar year 2014 and each year thereafter.

June 23, 2014Implementation of Product Support Manager (PSM) Position Requirements Description (PRDs)

DASA(APL) Memorandum: Serves as the formal instruction for all Program Executive Officers (PEOs) to implement the enclosed Position Requirements Descriptions (PRDs) in the establishment of Product Support Manager (PSM) positions.

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February 25, 2014Department of the Army Acquisition Corps Functional Area 51 Officer Intermediate Qualification Course Waiver Policy and Procedures

DACM Memorandum: Outlines eligibility criteria for the Acquisition Intermediate Qualification Course (IQC) waiver and provides a copy of the Common Cross-Functional Key Leadership Position (KLP) Requirements. The policy only applies to acquisition officers centrally selected to attend the 10-month resident Command and General Staff College, Intermediate Level Education (ILE) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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February 21, 2014Noncommissioned Officer Degree Completion Program Policy and Procedures

DACM Policy: Establishes policy and procedures for Active Component NCOs in the contracting workforce Career Management Field 51 and Military Occupation Specialty 51C to pursue education programs on a full-time basis through the NCO Degree Completion Program (DCP).

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February 10, 2014Department of the Army Policy, Procedures, and Designation for Organizational Acquisition Points of Contact (OAP)

DACM Policy: Establishes policy for the designation of Organizational Acquisition Points of Contact (OAPs). This document outlines the procedures, duties and responsibilities of the Army DACM Office, applicable Army commands / organizations, designated OAPs and Army Acquisition Workforce members.

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January 28, 2014Defense Acquisition University Senior Service College Fellowship ((DAU-SSCF) Program Policy/Procedures

DACM Policy: Provides policy and procedures for application, selection, and assignment of AAW members to the Defense Acquisition University Senior Service College Fellowship (DAU-SSCF) Program.

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November 8, 2013Key Leadership Positions and Qualification Criteria

OSD(ATL) Memorandum: Provides expanded guidance on Key Leadership Positions (KLPs). The document designates mandatory KLPs for Army Category (ACAT) I and IA programs, and emphasizes importance of filling these positions with properly qualified personnel.

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October 11, 2013Guidance for Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) Application Packets for Centralized Selection List (CSL) Command/Key Billet Selection Board

DACM Memorandum: Provides guidance to ensure officer and civilian applications have thorough, complete, and relevant information for Army Acquisition Corps Command / Key Billet Selection Boards.

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September 16, 2013Sunsetting of the Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering (SPRDE) – Program Systems Engineer (PSE) Acquisition Workforce Career Path and the Renaming of the Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering Acquisition Workforce Career Field (ACF)

USD(ATL) Memorandum: Authorizes the sunsetting of SPRDE-Program Systems Engineer (PSE) career path, effective 01 October 2013. The document directs engineers in the SPRDE-PSE acquisition career path, as well as all personnel coded within the SPRDE-Systems Engineering (SE) acquisition workforce career path, to be transitioned into a consolidated and renamed Acquisition Career Field (ACF) with the general title of “Engineering”.

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March 28, 2013Military Education Level 1 (MEL-1) Equivalency for the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Senior Service Fellowship (SSCF) Program for Civilians

HQDA G-3/5/7 Memorandum: Approves the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT))’s request for Military Education Level 1 (MEL-1) equivalency for the Defense Acquisition University – Senior Service College Fellowship (DAU-SSCF) Program for civilians.

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October 11, 2012U.S. Army Acquisition Workforce Pathways Intern Program Participant Guidance

DDACM Memorandum: Defines terms and conditions of the Office of Personnel Management’s Pathways Intern Program (formerly Student Career Experience Program). The document also establishes the management, coding, titling, and accepted acquisition experience process as well as delineates training and certification requirements.

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March 30, 2012Consequences of Academic Failures and No Shows in Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Resident Courses

DACM Memorandum: Outlines consequences for Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) members who academically fail a resident Defense Acquisition University (DAU) course required for certification or who are enrolled in a resident DAU course (regardless if course is required for certification) and fail to show up for the class.

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January 30, 2012Director of Acquisition Career Management Memorandum #8 – Enforcement of Department of the Army DAWIA Certification Compliance Policy

DACM Memorandum: Establishes policy and procedures for failure to meet DAWIA certification and continuous learning compliance requirements. Enforcement and oversight measures include resourcing of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) required training, funding eligibility for development assignments, and implementation of quarterly certification status reviews.

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January 18, 2012Mandatory Training Requirements Directive for Deputy Program Executive Officers (DPEOs) and Deputy Project/Product Managers(DPMs)

DACM Memorandum: Directs mandatory attendance at Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Courses PMT401 and PMT402 for Deputy Program Executive Officers (DPEOs) of Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) or significant non-MDAPs and Deputy Program Managers (DPMs) in Acquisition Category (ACAT) I, IA, and II Programs. Outlines seat priority for DPEOs and DPMs to attend this training.

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January 14, 2010Uniformed Army Scientist and Engineer (UAS&E) Program in the Army Acquisition Corps

DACM Memorandum: Directs the discontinuation of the Uniformed Army Scientist and Engineer (USA&E) Program, which was a subset of Functional Area 51S (FA51S) Area of Concentration. There is a Frequently Asked Question sheet, similarly dated January 14, 2010, that originally accompanied this memorandum and addressed questions about the program elimination.

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January 14, 2010Uniformed Army Scientist and Engineer (UAS&E) Program – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

DACM Information Paper: This Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) sheet provides answers to questions about the discontinuation of the Uniformed Army Scientist and Engineer (UAS&E) Program, as directed in a 14 January 2010 memorandum signed by LTG N. Ross Thompson (Amy Director, Acquisition Career Management) .

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July 1, 2005DD Form 2889, Critical Acquisition Position Service Agreement Key Leadership Position (KLP)

DD Form: Completion of a service agreement is required for individuals assigned or selected to fill a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) that is designated as a Key Leadership Postion (KLP) on and after 01 October 1993. Disclosure is voluntary but a selectee will not be eligible for appointment to, and an incumbent will not be eligible to retain employment in a position designated as a CAP if the requested information is not provided.

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July 1, 2005DD Form 2888 Critical Acquisition Position Service Agreement

DD Form: Completion of a service agreement is required for individuals assigned or selected to fill a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP)

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September 2, 2004Modification of Special Priority Placement Program (PPP) Clearance Procedures – Department of the Army (DA) Secretariat Boarded Program Manager (PM) Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs)

Deputy Chief of Staff, HQDA G-1 Memorandum: Approves Army’s request to modify Department of Defense’s 1998 special procedures to clear project and product manager position requisitions for fill with Department of the Army Secretariat boarded selectees.

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September 1, 1988DD Form 2518, Fulfillment of DOD Mandatory Training Requirement

DD Form: Used to valuate and determine status of mandatory acquisition training. Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) professionals should complete this form to request fulfillment of mandatory training requirements, based on skills and knowledge acquired through experience, education, equivalency test, or alterative training.

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