Inspiring and developing excellence in Acquisition leaders (IDEAL)

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The application period for IDEAL FY 2019 has closed.

The US Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM) Office is pleased to announce two offerings of IDEAL for FY 2019


One offering will be conducted in the Warren, MI area.  Applicants for this offering must be local to Warren.

The other offering will be conducted in the Washington, DC area.  This offering is open to any eligible acquisition workforce member with the exception of those who live in the local Warren, MI area.  Applicants who are local to Warren must apply to the IDEAL offering conducted in Warren.


IDEAL is a leadership development program for Army Acquisition Workforce Civilians with identified leadership and supervisory potential who are GS-11/12/13 or broadband equivalent to one of those particular GS levels.  IDEAL prepares mid-career professionals for positions where they will lead people, teams and other workgroups.

For FY 2019, the IDEAL program consists of three one-week resident sessions held over a period of approximately six months.  In between sessions, participants return to their workplaces where they utilize new skills and put into practice the concepts and competencies they studied and examined during the resident sessions.

The IDEAL curriculum includes classroom instruction, engagement with senior leaders, site visits and special projects.



The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is authorized to rate applicants for Federal jobs under Sections 1302, 3301, and 3304 of Title 5, US Code.  Section 1104, Title 5, allow OPM to authorize other Federal agencies to rate applicants for Federal jobs.  Information you put on your resume and other forms is needed to see how well your education and work experience qualifies you for Federal jobs.  We may also need information such as citizenship and military service to see what laws we must follow in deciding whom the Federal Government may employ.  Your social security number (SSN) is required to keep your records separate from other applicants who may have the same name and date of birth.  We may also use your SSN to request information about you from schools, employers, banks, and others who know you but only as allowed by law or Presidential directives.  Information you provide may also be given to Federal, State, and local agencies checking for violations of the law or other lawful purposes.  Providing this information is voluntary. However, your application cannot be processed if you do not provide this information.


THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  Applicants will receive appropriate consideration without regard to non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, and sexual orientation except where specifically authorized by law, age, politics or disability which do not relate to successful performance of the duties of this position.  Otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation may notify the agency Point of Contact on this announcement of their need.


Ms. Kristine Faria
IDEAL Program Manager
Army DACM Office
Comm: (703) 664-5743
DSN: 654-5743