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Then NAVADMIN announcing the next Acquisition Corps Membership board has been released.  Board convenes 3 Dec 2015, application due date is 30 Oct 2015, late applications will not be accepted. 

Please note a new DAC application form has been created, a link to access data sheet (NAVPERS 1301/86) is listed on the NAVADMIN. Application should also address Board #190 on subject line. 

CONFIRM RECEIPT of your application and supporting correspondence with NPC CSC.  Confirmation is avail online (Chose "Selection Board Status" from the NPC CSC Webpage), via phone or email. 



The results for the FY-16 AC board has been approved and are posted to right on this site.  In approx 15-25 days selected officers will received an eDACM email notification confirming AC memberships.  Email will provide a link to download the AC membership certificate.  If your name is listed and you have not received the email within the next 30 days please contact PERS-447.

Congratulations to all the selects.


If your name is not listed on the FY-16 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. 


  DON DAWIA Operating Guide, Jun 2014 has been released.  Major changes and clarifications can be found on pages iv-vi.  Please familarize yourself the the changes.

A link to the DON DAWIA Operating Guide is provided to the right of this page.


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


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 Department of the Navy (DON) Defense Acquisition Career Management website (link located in the block to the right) 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 and follow the prompts.  Once your  career field certification is approved, (please do not contact PERS-447 to update military service record unless it is an urgent matter) it will take approxiately 30-45 days for service record to reflect new AQD. 

  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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