With many FA51T positions recoded to FA51A positions on the MAPL, are acquisition officers still encouraged to become certified in the Testing and Evaluation ACF?

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IAW DA PAM 600-3, an officer is expected to develop functional expertise in a primary ACF before broadening and seeking certification in a secondary ACF. Officers are expected broaden their individual experience and knowledge through several different and unique assignments. Officers are not single tracked into one of the five ACFs, but are required to seek expertise in a primary ACF (Program Management or Contracting) prior to broadening to another ACF. Officers can experience in secondary ACFs through coordination with their assignment officer.