What is a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP)?

Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs) are a subset of Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) positions, as designated by the Army Acquisition Executive (AAE), based on the criticality of these positions to the acquisition program, effort, or function that they support. CAPs have significant supervisory, managerial or lead acquisition responsibilities. The Army Acquisition Executive (AAE) has designated the following Army acquisition positions as mandatory CAPs: (1) all military acquisition positions at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and above; (2) all supervisory AAW civilian positions in the grade of GS-14 and higher (or broadband equivalents); (3) all Key Leadership Positions; and (4) all Military Occupational Specialty 51C Master Sergeant, Sergeant Major, and Command Sergeant Major positions (including Centralized Selection List (CSL)).