The Army Director for Acquisition Career Management (DACM) Office is your one-stop shop for everything acquisition career-related. Your Army DACM Office is responsible for ensuring acquisition career and leader development opportunities, talent management initiatives, and the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification (training, education and experience) of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW). The AAW consists of approximately 40,000 Army acquisition civilian and military leaders and professionals residing in Army staff offices, Army commands, Army service component commands, program executive offices, and direct reporting units. The Army DACM Office works directly with the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition), the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)), and the USD(A&S) Human Capital Initiatives (HCI) Office to enable acquisition workforce initiatives and to serve as advocates for the AAW. In addition, there is an AAW Advocacy Network within each Army Command or Organizations where acquisition professionals reside.