General 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.The EIGF program is a leadership program and is conducted by the Partnership for Public Service located in Washington, DC. The Partnership is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works. The program transforms managers into leaders by providing participants with hands-on, results-based leadership development and a transformational experience which concentrates on leadership and management challenges specific to government. It meets the interagency training requirements necessary for an OPM approved candidate development program and is designed to complement the core qualifications for members of the Senior Executive Service.

The EIGF program is a year-long program and participants will be required to participate in training events in Washington, DC and other locations outside of the Washington, DC area. During the year-long program, Fellows remain in their full-time jobs, meet every six weeks and spend a total of approximately 20 days in session. Fellows also devote up to five hours per week to their projects. The program begins in October of each year.


Due to resource constraints, the Army DACM Office will not be conducting a formal announcement for Excellence in Government Fellows for FY15. Commands may sponsor a high performing acquisition workforce member(s) GS-14/GS-15 to include exceptional GS-13 or payband equivalent. Additional information and the online application can be found on the Partnership for Public Service website at and the POC is Christopher Wingo at or 202-464-2690.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    Applicants must:

      • Be a permanent civilian member of the Army acquisition workforce
      • Be a GS-13 and above or broadband/payband equivalent within a Demonstration
        Project. This program is focused on GS-14/15 level employees; however, high-performing GS-13s are eligible to apply
      • Be based in the greater Washington, DC area or be able to travel to DC and other locations for scheduled training events

    Policy and Procedures:

    The EIGF Policy is at the following location:

    AETE Catalog is at the following location:


    Darrell Whitehurst
    (p) 703-664-5733
    (f) 703-805-1256