Training & Leader Development

Transportation and Distribution Management (CP-24)


Training opportunities are designed to provide a progressive competency growth in developing our Army Civilian logisticians. Programs identified in the ACTEDS Plan include formal classroom and on-the-job developmental assignments that align with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Army Human Capital Strategic Plans. The intent of the training opportunities is to focus on growing technically proficient and capable leaders. Many of the programs described in the ACTEDS Plan are designed to develop our logisticians and build their competencies that prepare them for roles and responsibilities in multifunctional, interagency, and joint environments.

CP-24 ACTEDS funded programs are open to all Army CP-24 civilian GS-11s and above (or equivalent), exceptional GS-9s (non-interns), Wage System 10, and exceptional Wage System 8, assigned to a CP-24 permanent position unless otherwise stated. All opportunities are competitive; all applicants must have three (3) years of permanent, full time employment as a Department of the Army (DA) civilian at the time of application. Selections will be determined by the FCR for CP-24.

ACTEDS funding is always subject to availability.

NOTE: Prior to applying for any ACTEDS funded programs careerists shall contact their supervisor, local training coordinator and Activity Career Program Manager (ACPM)/Command Career Program Manager (CCPM) for training guidance and recommendations.

The CP-24 Competitive Professional Development Program (CPD) supports professional training, education, and career development to mold future-oriented, multi-functional, multi-disciplined specialists in analysis, modeling and simulation. CP-24 CPD programs encompass several types of training:

  • Short-Term Training
  • Long-Term training
  • University/Academic Degree Training Programs
  • Group Training
  • Other Professional Developmental Training

CPD Information and Criteria
  • All opportunities are competitive and applicants must have three (3) years of permanent, full time employment as a Department of the Army (DA) civilian at the time of application.
  • CP-24 funded CPD applications must process through GoArmyEd and requested training must be entered on the Individual Development Plan (IDP) in Army Career Tracker.
  • Group training requests must be coordinated with the CP-24 Proponency Program Manager.
  • ACTEDS funds cannot be used to pay for actual certification or licensure.
  • Careerists selected for full-time, continuous training in government facilities in excess of 120 calendar days or non-government facilities in excess of 80 hours must agree in writing to continue in DA or DOD service for a period equal to at least three times the length of the training program or course (e.g., if the approved training is 10 months, the employee is obligated to continue in DA or DOD service for 30 months upon completion of training).
  • Salary and personal benefits are the responsibility of the command and not funded by CP-24.
  • CP-24 will not pay for rental cars, travel in/around the TDY site or local mileage.
  • CP-24 does not fund travel associated with University or College courses or Academic Degree Training (ADT).
  • ACTEDS funding will not pay for any unapproved training.

Army Career Tracker

ACTEDS funded training requests must be in the ACT IDP. Army Career Tracker (ACT) is a new Army web portal created to change significantly the way training, Tracker education and experiential learning support is provided to Army enlisted, officer, civilian, and their leaders/supervisors. Users can search multiple education and training resources, monitor career development and receive advice from their leadership. Additionally, ACT will allow the user to:

  • Identify training activities and requirements based on tailored Career Management Field, Career Field and Career Program Maps.
  • Track individual progress of Individualized Development Plan (IDP) goals.
  • View multiple skill and competency career progressions across multiple career maps.
  • Search multiple training catalogs and educational resources.
  • Connect with peers through My Journal knowledge collaboration. ACT will include Supervisor and Career Program Manager dashboard functionality as well.
  • Provide an unofficial "lifelong learning transcript" that represents the accumulation of all assignment, training, and education accomplishments by the user.

Army Civilians will use ( to process ACTEDS training applications and SF 182 Authorization, Agreement and Certification of Training requests for G-3/5/7 centrally and command-funded training and professional development opportunities. To access GoArmyEd, go to and select the "Student" radio button in the Create/Activate GoArmyEd Account then select the "Create/Activate Account" button. After creating an account you will have the ability to apply for training.

Careerists must plan ahead for training attendance so that the training application and the SF182 are approved in GoArmyEd at least 30 days in advance of the start of training.

Schools and vendors must have an account in GoArmyEd. Schools and vendors with existing GoArmyEd accounts to manage Army Tuition Assistance-funded enrollments will use their same accounts to manage Army Civilian-funded enrollments.

Additional information on GoArmyEd can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development (CTLD) website:

Types of Training

Developmental assignments provide careerists with a competency-based approach Training for developing and/or broadening careerist competencies; to include operational techniques that provide a global and enterprise approach for positions of significantly higher responsibility. These assignments are at Army, Joint and various DoD activities. Developmental assignments may include lateral movement to positions where careerists gain additional technical, management, professional skills, knowledge, and abilities to enhance performance and effectiveness. The length of the assignment should be at least three (3) months but not more than one year as funding permits. Locations will vary.

Documentation of Continuing Education System (CES) highest level course (Foundation/Basic/Intermediate/Advanced Course) completed or equivalency document from the Army Management Staff College and a copy of the applicant's current Civilian Record Brief (CRB) must accompany each training application.

0346 Certificate Program

The Logistics Management Specialist, OS 0346, Certificate Program is an assessment-based process designed to acquire specific knowledge, skills, or other competencies; a certificate is awarded to recognize mastery of specific learning outcomes. Army Civilian logisticians contribute and support Total Force operational readiness, engaging across the operating forces and the supporting establishment. The Army depends largely on the professionalism and training of its logisticians as key enablers to sustainment forces. Trained and ready civilian logisticians build Army capability and prepare and account for a combat ready Army for the Joint Force Commander (JFC). This certificate program develops superior logistical skills, coupled with creativity, insight, and the ability to recognize and assess logistical risk. The Logistics Management Specialist, OS 0346, Certificate Program drives deliberate development of leadership and technical proficiencies that will result in enabling current and future Army readiness. This certificate plan outlines the purpose, objectives, structure, and provides a guide for administering the program.

The OS 0346 Certificate Program successfully postures Army civilian logisticians for the future and builds a holistic approach to develop multifunctional logisticians that are prepared for the future operational and strategic environment. The certificate holder is a well-rounded, knowledgeable, and multifunctional civilian logistician ready and capable to build and sustain our Army and able to skillfully lead and operate in a joint strategic environment.

The certificate program consists of three levels, Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced, culminating with the employee being designated as a Master Logistician (ML). The levels include completion of training requirements and validation of required multifunctional logistics experience. The full scope of the certificate program, including program components, program management responsibilities, and implementation requirements are detailed in this document.

Long-Term Training (LTT)

Long-term training and education is training to which an employee is assigned on Term a continuous, full-time basis for more than 120 calendar days. The assignment Training may be at either government or non-government facilities and may include both (LTT) formal training programs and strategically planned career assignments. LTT enables employees to stay abreast of changes and innovations in their occupational fields, learn new skills, or develop/improve abilities needed in current positions and meet emerging Army requirements. Each approved course, even those taken within the same semester, must be approved in advance on a separate SF 182.

Short-Term Training (STT)

Short-term training is training 120 calendar days or less. Training instances may Term include, but are not limited to, professional workshops, seminars, and university courses. Attendance at workshops and seminars must have a demonstrated (STT) training purpose and must be documented in each respective Career Program/Career Field Master training Program (MTP) or Individual Development Plan (IDP).

University Training

University training is limited to job related courses that do not lead to a degree. University training is limited to 12 credit hours before you are required to be enrolled in an ADT program.

Academic Degree Training (ADT)

Academic degree training is training or education with the stated objective of Degree obtaining an academic degree from a college, university, or other institution that Training is accredited by a regional, national, or international accrediting body recognized (ADT) by the U.S. Department of Education and listed in its Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and programs ADT must be part of a planned, systematic and coordinated program of professional development endorsed by Army that supports organizational objectives and results are measurable in terms of individual and/or organizational performance. The Department of the Army ADT program is administered as follows:

  • ADT requests require CP-24 Proponency Management Office approval.
  • The degree-granting institution must be accredited, to include full accreditation for the program of instruction or degree being sought.
  • Academic degree Training participants must satisfactorily complete all courses of study. Undergraduate students must maintain a "C" average or better; graduate students must maintain a "B" average or better for all courses completed. Failure to do so will result in repayment to the government of all costs associated with the training course/program (i.e., tuition, books, equipment, tools, fees, etc.).
  • Careerists must upload their grades into GoArmyEd and submit them to the CP-24 Proponency Management Office upon receipt. Failure to submit grades in a timely manner may prevent approval of future classes.
  • Careerists selected for ADT must agree in writing to continue in DA or DoD service for a period equal to at least three times the length of the training program or course (e.g., if the approved training is 10 months, the employee is obligated to continue in DA or DoD service for 30 months upon completion of training.
  • Expenses associated with granting course credit for life experience, school/university acceptance application, and graduation application/conferment fees will be funded by the careerist.
  • CP-24 does not fund local mileage or travel costs for ADT programs.
  • Training must develop the careerist's competencies or support a gap closure strategy. Job-relatedness alone is not an acceptable justification for training approval.
  • The last three most current performance appraisals and a copy of the applicant's current CRB shall be submitted with the ADT package. If three appraisals are not available applicants must include a statement detailing the reason.
  • Documentation of Continuing Education System (CES) highest level course (Foundation/Basic/Intermediate/Advanced Course) completed or equivalency document from the Army Management Staff College shall be submitted with the ADT package.
  • Resume must list all prior ACTEDs and government funded training.
ADT Suspense Dates

Submission deadlines for complete ADT program applications to arrive at the HQDA CP-24 Proponency Management Office:

  • October 9, 2017 (For Jan 2018 start)
  • March 5, 2018 (For June 2018 or later start)
NOTE: (The ADT approval process takes a very long time. Careerists should submit their completed packet to their Supervisor at least 140 days prior to the start of class. Careerists should follow the timeline listed in APPENDIX D of the Interim Policy Guidance Update to AR 350-1).
Other Professional Development Training

The Senior Enterprise Talent Management (SETM/ETM) program, developed Professional collaboratively as a Civilian Workforce Transformation initiative and Development administered by the Civilian Senior Leader Management Office (CSLMO), Training Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), is open to GS-14 and GS-15 (or equivalent) employees who wish to apply for participation.

Senior Enterprise Talent Management (SETM)

Leadership for a Democratic Society (LDS) at the Federal Executive Institute (FEI)

House Appropriations Committee (HAC) Professional Development Program

Senior Leader Seminar: Senior Leader Development Course

Harvard University Program for Senior Executive Fellows

Army Congressional Fellowship Program

Senior Manager Course (SMC) in National Security Leadership


Civilian Education System (CES)

The Civilian Education System (CES) is the foundation of the Army's leader development program for all Army Civilians, providing progressive and sequential education courses throughout their careers. CES is centrally funded by HQDA G-37/Training Directorate for most permanent Army Civilians, including but not limited to general schedule (GS), non-appropriated fund (NAF), local national (LN) and wage grade (WG) employees. CES leadership courses, or designated equivalent courses, are required for all Army Civilians. Employees should include attendance at the CES course for which they are eligible in their Individual Development Plans (IDP).

Employees are eligible to attend the CES course that is targeted at their grade level. GS-01 through GS-09 employees are eligible to attend the CES Basic Course; GS-10 through GS-12 employees are eligible to attend the CES Intermediate Course; and GS-13 through GS-15 employees are eligible to attend the CES Advanced Course. NOTE: All Army Civilians who were hired after 30 September 2006 are required to take the Foundation Course prior to enrolling in either of the CES courses.

More information on CES courses, as well as instructions on how to enroll can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development website at

Point of Contact

For application or program information contact the CP-24 Proponency Management Office at

More Information
  • Academic Degree Training (ADT) Checklist - Employees requesting DA ACTEDS funds to obtain an academic degree (training or education with the stated objective of getting an academic degree) must provide the information found in the "ADT Checklist" below.
  • Career Program ACTEDS Plans - Information about career management training, education, and development is provided in the individual ACTEDS plans. Individual plans may be found using the ACTEDS link below.
  • Course Checklist - Employees requesting ACTEDS funds for training-with-industry programs, developmental assignments, short-term training opportunities (120 days for less) and non-academic degree programs must provide the information found in the "Course Checklist" below.

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