By January 29, 2021Career Development
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The application window for the Senior Service College Fellowship (SSCF) Class of 2022 is now open.


The Defense Acquisition University (DAU)-SSCF program is a 10-month educational senior leadership development opportunity sponsored by the Army Director of Acquisition Career Management. The purpose of DAU-SSCF is to provide leadership and acquisition training to prepare senior-level civilians for leadership roles such as product and project manager, program executive officer and other key acquisition leadership positions. On March 28, 2013, in accordance with Army Regulation 621-7, “The Army Fellowship and Scholarship Program,” the Army approved the DAU-SSCF program as Military Education Level-1 Senior Service College equivalent. DAU-SSCF is the only civilian fellowship approved by the Army.

The program conducts multiple acquisition activities, including:

  • Credit for completion of the DAU Program Manager Course (PMT 401).
  • Leadership courses (such as ethics, communications, ACQ 450 Series).
  • Studies in resource requirements and acquisition integration for senior and strategic leaders.
  • Studies in executive leadership.
  • Applications of acquisition in national defense/security study.
  • Acquisition training in life cycle management linked to Life Cycle Management Commands (LCMC).
  • Research in acquisition issues and processes.
  • Mentoring program with government and industry senior leaders.
  • Senior leadership speakers program.


  • Announcement opening date: Jan. 13.
  • Announcement closing date: March 17.
  • Applicant selection notification: No later than April 23.
  • Class begins: July 26.


  • Resident seminars in Huntsville, Alabama, and Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.
  • Virtual seminar.

For more information and to learn how to apply, go to



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