Acquisition Corps FA 51 officers are centrally managed by the Acquisition Management Branch within the Force Sustainment Division, Officer Personnel Management Directorate, Human Resources Command (HRC). The Acquisition Management Branch provides U.S. Army Reserve career and assignments management. Army Reserve FA 51 officers are centrally managed by the Acquisition Management Branch at HRC, regardless of basic branch affiliation.
Army National Guard Career and Assignments Management. Army National Guard Title 10 FA 51 officers are managed by the Army National Guard Human Capital Management Office and the Army National Guard Acquisition Career Management Office. Title 32 officers are managed by state adjutants general.
Officer development model. The foundation of FA 51 officer professional development is the experience, education and training required to obtain Defense Acquisition Workforce Initiative Act (DAWIA) certification for the assigned certified acquisition position. All acquisition officers can expect to have ample opportunities to serve in diverse assignments and receive the training required to attain DAWIA certification. Professional military schooling, acquisition-unique training and experience as well as a strong performance over time help officers to be competitive for subsequent positions with increasing responsibilities and challenges.
Policy And law on Acquisition Career Field Certification. Officers are required to obtain a professional certification in accordance with the DAWIA, Public Law 101–510, 10 USC Chapter 87 and other DOD directives and instructions. Certification levels are assigned to each acquisition position: Level I, captain; Level II, major; Level III, lieutenant colonel or colonel. The different levels of certification build upon acquisition skills and competencies gained at each level, including education, training and experience against established criteria. Certification levels are reflected on the officer’s official DA Form 4037. Information on current certification requirements can be found in the DAU catalog at http:// icatalog.dau.mil.