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Results for the FY-15 board have been approved and are posted to the right on this site.   In approximately 30-45 days, you will receive an eDACM confirmation email which will allow you to download your certificate.

Congratulations to all the selects.

Note:  The AC Eligible Category has been eliminated. 


If your name is not listed on the FY 15 DAC's Membership Selection Board list, suggest you contact your detailer, community  manager or career counselor for possible shortfalls in your minimum requirements.  Please remember that all board matters are confidential and non-releasable to both members and detailers alike.  No member of the board, advisor, recorder, or PERS-447 has the authority to discuss findings or results. 


Submarine Officer AC candidates:   click here for guidance in determining eligibility and preparing your applicaition. 

 FY-14-1 BOARD

Results for the FY-14-1 board have been approved and are posted to the right on this site.  Those selected as AC Eligible have 12 months to meet AC membership requirements (Feb 2014).  Congratulations to all the selects!


The DON DAWIA Operating Guide dated 21 Dec 11 has been released, it replaced the Nov 2009 version.  There are numerous policy and process changes which is outlined on page iv.  A link to the guide is provided in the column to the right. 

Please familiarize yourself with the changes. 


Since each officer community has unique needs for Acquisition Corps members, questions regarding future assignments in an acquisition position should be directed to your community manager or detailer.  PERS-447 does not assign officers to acquisition assignments.  Only your respective community Detailer can do that.

For those just beginning their acquisition journey, the Acquisition Corps consists of a select group of highly skilled military and civilian acquisition professionals who meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) education, training, and experience requirements.  To continue to support our national objectives by providing our forces the best weapon systems in the world, we must be ready to assume the leadership roles in "critical" acquisition billets.  

 Acquisition Corps membership is becoming increasingly important in distinguishing between candidates for major acquisition commands.  Critical Acquisition Positions (CAP) and Key Leadership Positions (KLP) should only be filled by Acquisition Corps members unless this requirement is waived by the Director of Acquisition Career Management (DACM), ASN (RD&A) prior to assignment.

The Navy Acquisition Career Management Web Site will assist you in obtaining information related to your professional development.  Career Field certification information with detailed requirements for each certification level within  each career field can be found by reviewing the DAU catalog.

Once you have completed the requirements for an acquisition career field certification, submit your request via the eDACM website.  Select the link entitled Career Field Certification on this page for more details.  

  After completing at least Level 2 certification in a career field and meeting the four-year experience requirement, you are ready to apply for Acquisition Corps membership through the selection board process. A NAVADMIN is released announcing the board which details the specifics of the application process.

All Acquisition Corps applicants  must either be a DoN acquisition workforce member graded at GS-13 or above, O-4 or above, or be tentatively selected for a DoN CAP.

Acquisition Corps membership is an important milestone.  All of our O-6 acquisition billets and over 50% of our 0-5 billets are critically coded and require Acquisition Corps membership before detailing officers into these critical acquisition positions.

Email: (per-447_mail) for more details.


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