What is the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC)?

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Effective March 25, 2022, the DoDI 5000.66 codified the termination of Defense Acquisition Corps and subsequent Acquisition Corps memberships as required by the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act.

Although the membership requirement no longer exists, the term “Army Acquisition Corps” is very well known and will continue to be used within our community. AAC will still be used when referring to the Military Functional Area 51 (Acquisition Corps). Additionally, the ASA(ALT) Principal Military Deputy is designated as the “Director, AAC” and that title will remain. The ASA(ALT) Office of General Counsel has provided legal guidance that the acquisition community may continue to use this term.