Briefing on Competitive Development Group Offered for DC Area Career Acquisition Employees

By November 3, 2011October 17th, 2014Career Development, General
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FORT BELVOIR–Army acquisition employees in the national capital region are invited to learn about the Competitive Development Group/Army Acquisition Fellow (CDG/AAF) Program at a brown bag lunch on  Nov. 8 at building 213 from 1130-1300.

“We will be discussing the CDG/AAF vision and mission, as well as program details, eligibility, benefits, fellowship opportunities, and what is required to complete it,” said Brian Cole, Acquisition Career Manager for the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC).

“The brown bag lunch will be a briefing outlining the details of the program and explaining who qualifies for the program.  It will also give potential applicants the opportunity to ask questions and address any of their concerns,” added Chandra Evans-Mitchell, CDG/AAF Program Manager for USAASC.

The CDG/AAF program is a three-year program managed by USAASC that offers developmental assignments in program executive offices, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(AL&T)) offices, U.S. Army Materiel Command Headquarters, and functional organizations.

“It is no cost to individuals or organizations and provides a flexible learning environment, mentoring, experience in Department of Army-level offices, leadership exposure, networking opportunity, accessibility to executive leadership education, and has personal and career growth potential,” Cole explained.

“CDG/AAF members are offered training that might not otherwise be available to them. This training includes developmental assignments selected from the acquisition community representing various developmental experiential opportunities in program management offices, program executive offices, systems acquisition offices, as well as senior staff offices,” said Evans-Mitchell.

Applicants to the CDG/AAF program must be current Army AL&T Workforce members; GS-12/13 or an equivalent converted Personnel Demonstration Project broadband/pay-band level (whose pay equals that of a GS-13, Step 1); and certified at Level III in any acquisition career field.

Those interested in attending the brown bag lunch can contact Evans-Mitchell at (703) 805-1247 or email at; or contact Cole at (703) 805-9430 or  The deadline for registration is Nov. 4.

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