The Army Director for Acquisition Career Management (DACM) is the Army’s senior level advocate for all Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) matters within the Department of Defense. The AAW consists of approximately 42,000 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 DACM Office has the authority to manage the integrated execution, oversight, and resourcing of AAW education, training, and talent management in line with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA).

By partnering 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, the DACM Office enables acquisition workforce initiatives and policy ensuring a ready workforce .

The DACM Office is your one-stop shop for everything acquisition career-related. To support this mission, the DACM office is organized in to four divisions:

Director, Acquisition Career Management

SpisakMr. Craig A. Spisak, Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM) has served as the DACM since 2017 and the Director of the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) since June 2005. The DACM leads the professional development and management of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) and is the chief advisor to the Director, Army Acquisition Corps (DAAC)/Principal Military Deputy to ASA(ALT). The DACM represents The Office of the United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)/Agency Acquisition Executive (AAE), in all matters relating to efforts that improve the AAW through education, training, and career management. The DACM Office is responsible for developing and centrally managing Army-wide acquisition career development programs and talent management initiatives. Additionally, the DACM Office maintains processes and tools to assist the AAW in compliance with Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) statute. Under Mr. Spisak’s leadership, the Army DACM Office serves as an advocate for the entire AAW ensuring 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.


A Highly Capable, Agile, Adaptive and Professional Army Acquisition Workforce.


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ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER: After 35 years of public service, Spisak is retiring. He looks forward to more golfing and time with his wife.     FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ACQUISITION CAREER…