Army Workforce Proponency

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A highly capable, agile, adaptive and professional Army Acquisition Workforce


To build a highly capable, agile and adaptive Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) by maintaining certification standards through partnership with OSD and the other Services, by managing the eight Personnel Development System Life-Cycle Management Functions, and by strengthening partnerships with Army Acquisition Functional Leaders (AAFL), Army Acquisition Functional Advisors (AAFA), Commands/Organizations, and Career Programs offices to build an AAW capable of achieving current and future acquisition requirements.

Who We Serve

What We Do

Structure: Define acquisition capabilities and create the required force structure.

  • Military Acquisition Position List (MAPL) management
  • 51C Reclassification Board
  • Voluntary Transfer Incentive Program (VTIP)

Distribution: (Supports) Distribute personnel based on the Army requirements and in accordance with HQDA priorities.

  •  Manage the Centralized Selection List positions and Military Acquisition assignments to enable AMB to monitor the effective distribution of personnel
  • (Supports) Development of the Annual Acquisition Corps Manning guidance nested with the Army Manning Guidance

Development: Develop people mentally, morally and physically.

  • Coordination with the Army Acquisition Center of Excellence (AACoE)
  • Professional Military Education (PME) management
  • Training and Educational Opportunities (e.g. ACS, TWI)

Deployment: (Supports) Deploy troops, civilians, cargo, and weapon systems to theater of operations.

  • Monitor MOBCOP Individual Augmentee opportunities for Functional Area 51s


Army Acquisition Functional Leader (AAFL)

Advise and support the Army Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM) in shaping and developing the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) within a designated Acquisition Career Field (ACF).

Army Acquisition Functional Advisor (AAFA)

Serve as the Subject Matter Expert within a designated Acquisition Career Field (ACF). AAFAs, in conjunction with the Army DACM Office ACF Proponent, represent their acquisition functional area at OSD ACF Functional Integrated Product Teams (FIPT).

Acquisition Career Management Advocates (ACMA)

Serve as chief advisor to the senior leadership and relevant acquisition stakeholders with a designated command/organization for matters related to the execution and management of acquisition career/leader development, policy, procedures and programs; to include requirements identified by the organization for funding via the Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Account (DAWDA).

Organizational Acquisition Points of Contact (OAP)

Provide general acquisition career management guidance, respond to Career Acquisition Personnel and Position Management System (CAPPMIS) data calls, and ensure timely announcement of Army Acquisition, Education and Training (AET) programs in support of a designated command/organization.


USAASC Policies Site:

USAASC Resources for Civilians:

USAASC Resources for NCOs:

USAASC Resources for Officers:

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)):

Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)):

Army Contracting Command (ACC):

Army Futures Command (AFC):