The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) Army Director for Acquisition Career Management (DACM) Office is a one-stop shop for everything acquisition career-related. Your Army DACM Office is responsible for ensuring acquisition career development, talent management initiatives, and Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification (training, education and experience) of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW). The AAW consists of approximately 37,000 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.


Director, Acquisition Career Management

SpisakMr. Craig A. Spisak, Director, U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC), serves as the DACM. His staff, the Army DACM Office, enables the mission of the DACM. Mr. Spisak has served as the Director of the USAASC since June 2005. USAASC is a direct reporting unit (DRU) responsible for providing oversight of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) and the Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce. Under Mr. Spisak’s leadership, USAASC continues to provide major command-level support to the program executive office and project management communities in the areas of resource management, personnel management and force structure as well as serve as advocates for the entire Army Acquisition Workforce (38,000) to ensure their professional growth and development to continually improve Army combat capability.

Proactively identify acquisition workforce trends/challenges and develop policies and programs to support those challenges; Offer leaders workable solutions rooted in analytics, and provide indispensable career development support to the Army Acquisition Workforce.


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Lareina Adams, second from left, poses with other graduates, instructors and guests during Defense Acquisition University’s Senior Service College Fellowship Program graduation on May 23, 2017. Adams is currently serving as the product lead for the Headquarters Army Environmental System, PM GFEBS, at PEO EIS. She will take on her new role as product manager for Counter Explosive Hazard at PEO IEW&S in the summer of 2019. (Photo courtesy of Lareina Adams)

Civilian women making waves in acquisition leadership positions

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by Jacqueline M. Hames FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 10, 2018)—The office of the Director for Acquisition Career Management (DACM) this spring announced the selection of three civilian women to run major…