The ACTEDS Training Catalog


Analysis, Modeling and Simulation (CP-36)

General

CP36 supports the education and training needs of Operations Research Systems Analysts and Modeling and Simulation careerists. CP36 Army Civilian Training, Education and Development System (ACTEDS) training opportunities will help enable Analysis, Modeling & Simulation professionals to become proficient in essential CP36 competencies. This ACTEDS catalog along with the CP36 ACTEDS Plan will enable CP36 to provide the requisite education, training, and development for Army Analysis, Modeling and Simulation professionals. A comprehensive view of CP-36 is available on the M&S web site at
http://www.ms.army.mil/sp-div/.



Career Field And Grade Requirements

All CP36 professionals with three years of service as an Army Civilian are eligible to apply for ACTEDS training based on the target career phase of each training event. CP36 Interns are exempt from the 3 years of service requirement.

Scope Of Programs

The CP36 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. CP36 CPD programs encompass several types of training:

  • Short-term Training Assignments/Courses
  • University Training Programs
  • Developmental Assignments
  • Civilian Education System
Cost Sharing of Non-Government Training

Funding for each type of training is determined on a fiscal year basis. While in training, the applicant's command/activity/laboratory will continue paying all costs for salary and personal benefits. Commands will not be reimbursed for salaries and personal benefits for training participants. Costs for authorized travel, per diem, tuition, and books will be covered by available ACTEDS resources, and in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR).
The Career Program cannot pay for rental cars nor "in and around" travel. It is the careerists' responsibility to request their command's line-of-accounting if a rental car or "in and around" costs are needed.



Short-Term Training Opportunities

Operations Research/Systems Analysis Military Applications
(ORSAMAC) Course

Class Dates :
ORSA Military Applications Phase I;
School 907: Course: #5J-49A/9E-SI4B; Ft Lee, VA

  • Class 14-001; 06 Jan 14 - 11 Apr 14
  • Class 14-002; 03 Feb 14 - 09 May 14
  • Class 14-003; 21 Apr 14 - 25 Jul 14
  • Class 14-004; 19 May 14 - 22 Aug 14
  • Class 14-005; 04 Aug 14 - 07 Nov 14
  • Class 14-006; 02 Sep 14 - 10 Dec 14

Location: Ft. Lee, Va

Target Career Phase: Ideally as a CP36 ORSA Intern or in the early phase of an ORSA's career but civilians must have 3 years of service as a Department of the Army civilian. Interns are exempt from the 3 years of service requirement.

Description: Course includes a comprehensive block of instruction in probability and statistics, as well as a review of calculus. In addition, there is an in-depth instruction in the use of computer software to conduct data analysis and spreadsheet modeling, including database structure and data retrieval. The classroom presentation will emphasize principles, demonstrate techniques of analysis, and illustrate typical applications of the analytical techniques. Each area of instruction is accompanied by practical exercises which are expected to be worked in the group problem solving sessions as well as outside of the scheduled class time. These exercises and examinations given during class are graded to determine the student's comprehension and mastery of the material.

The ORSA MAC Course will enable students to:

  1. Formulate problems and design research and study methods.
  2. Conduct and supervise qualitative and quantitative analyses of complex military and related problems.
  3. Apply objective, analytical, and orderly thinking to the analysis of complex operational and management problems, and support conclusions when appropriate with the use of ORSA tools and techniques such as statistical inference, analysis, models, mathematical programming, and simulations.
  4. Summarize and synthesize complex analyses into simplified terms and present results to decision makers.
  5. Plan, evaluate, coordinate, and integrate ORSA actions with other staff elements and functions.

FCR Application Procedures: CP36 is responsible for allocating the quotas and centrally registering DA civilian ORSAs in the Army Training Requirements & Resources System (ATTRS) for ORSAMAC classes. During late summer or early fall, CP36 will ask commands to identify their requirements for ORSAMAC. Commands will be required to submit names, social security numbers, and preferred class dates. Commands should also identify alternates that can be substituted if their primary needs to cancel out of the class. Send an email to usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.cp-36@mail.mil to obtain application procedures and/or course availability.

Command/Elements that know in advance that they will not use their apportioned allocations are directed to notify CP36 so that other CP36 standbys can be substituted. If there are no other CP36 standbys for the course, CP36 will contact the DA civilian Quota Source Agency before the reservation suspense date for each class so that unused quota spaces can be offered to other Command/Elements in need of them. That way, students can be registered through the centralized process before the ATTRS registration process opens Army-wide for unrestricted registration.

Operations Research/Systems Analysis Continuing Education Program

Class Dates :
ORSA Continuing Education Program;
School 907: Course: #5J-F2 (MC); Ft Lee, VA

  • Class 14; TBD

Location: Various Locations

Target Career Phase: Intermediate or supervisor level

Description: Short course designed to provide graduate or postgraduate level instruction in subjects of interest to Army operations research analysts. These courses provide professionals the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of a particular subject and to keep pace with the latest developments in the field of operations research. This course supports the OPMS Functional Area 49 Program and the Job Series JS-1515. Courses are taught by contracted instructors who are the leading experts in their field of expertise. Nominees should possess OPMS Functional Area 49 (ORSA) or be a member of the JS-1515. A graduate degree in ORSA or ORSA-related field is preferred. Other military and civilians in ORSA or ORSA-related positions may attend on a space-available basis.

FCR Application Procedures: Careerists interested in applying must ensure their requirements are received in the quarterly training submission to the CP36 Office. For best results, requirements should be received by the published timeline. Upon approval of attendance, careerists must complete a SF182 in the Resource Allocation and Selection System (RASS) ) [Soon to be replaced with GoArmyEd] to get approved paperwork to attend the class. Refer to https://rass.army.mil/. A DD1610 must be prepared in the Defense Travel System (DTS) if travel is required to the training site. Send an email to usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.cp-36@mail.mil to obtain application procedures and/or course availability.

Contact:

ALU Registrar
Phone: (804) 765-4152/4149/4122
DSN:539-4152/4149/4122

Course Director:
Phone: (804) 765-4254
DSN: 539-4254
usarmy.lee.tradoc.mbx.leee-orsacep-org@mail.mil

Mailing address: Army Logistics University
ATTN: 5J-F2 (MC)
562 Quarters Road
Building 12420
Fort Lee, VA 23801-1705

Operations Research/Systems Analysis Familiarization Course

Class Dates :
ORSA Familiarization;
Army Logistics University no longer offers this course. Sometimes CP36 can obtain quotas in a similar course offered by the Air Force.

  • Class 14; TBD

Location: TBD

Target Career Phase: Ideally in the early phase of an ORSA's career but civilians must have 3 years of service as a Department of the Army civilian.

Description: ORSA Familiarization Courses are designed for personnel working with analysts or requiring the understanding of basic analytical tools. The course is built as modules that consist of half-day lessons. The course is a 5-day course (9 modules) that can be tailored to the needs of the organization.
The following is a menu of topic modules available:
Descriptive Statistics
Inferential Statistics
Probability Distributions
Project Management
Modeling and Simulation
Regression
Inventory
Queuing
Presentation Techniques
Study Plans
Math Programming (takes two lessons): linear programming models and network models
Decision Analysis (available in one, two and three lesson versions):

FCR Application Procedures: Careerists interested in applying must ensure their requirements are received in the quarterly training submission to the CP36 Office. For best results, requirements should be received by the published timeline. Upon approval of attendance, careerists must complete a SF182 in the Resource Allocation and Selection System (RASS) to get approved paperwork to attend the class. Refer to https://rass.army.mil/. A DD1610 must be prepared in the Defense Travel System (DTS) if travel is required to the training site. Send an email to usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.cp-36@mail.mil to obtain application procedures and/or course availability.

Contact:

CP36
usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.cp-36@mail.mil
Phone: (703) 805-0325

Simulation Operations Course (SOC), Army Simulation and Modeling School, ATRRS SC: 136; Course Nbr: 2G-F57 (CT)

Class Dates :
SOC
School 136: Course: #2G-F57 (CT); Ft Belvoir, VA

  • Class 14-001; 21 Oct 13 - 13 Oct 13
  • Class 14-002; 06 Jan 14 - 28 Feb 14
  • Class 14-003; 23 Jun 14 - 15 Aug 14

Location: Ft Belvoir, VA

Target Career Phase: This course is required for CP36 Interns that are striving to be Modeling and Simulation careerists. All levels with at least 3 completed years of service as a Department of Army civilian. Interns are exempt from the 3 years of service requirement.

Description: This is a six-week course designed to educate military and civilian M&S careerists in the fundamentals of military models and simulation. T he course is only offered in the complete six-week module. The course provides individuals with an understanding of the roles, responsibilities, practices, procedures, and concepts necessary to integrate battle command, models and simulations into the operational environment. The curriculum emphasizes the following topics:

  • Battle Command Officer roles and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of battle command, modeling and simulation
  • Applying battle command activities, models and simulations to a operational environment
  • Creating and modifying models and simulations
  • Integrating models and simulations with unit training programs and battle command systems
The Simulation Operations Course will enable students to:
  1. Provide expert advice on Army model and simulation systems to the training and operational communities, focusing on the integration of simulations into training for mission requirements.
  2. Provide expertise in planning, preparing, supervising, and executing events, experiments, and exercises supported by models and simulations.
  3. Provide expertise in managing, developing, fielding, and maintaining models and simulations.
  4. Participate in the development, equipping, and maintenance of simulation product repositories and interoperability standards development.

FCR Application Procedures: Careerists interested in applying must ensure their requirements are received in the quarterly training submission to the CP36 Office. For best results, requirements should be received by the published timeline. Upon approval of attendance, careerists must complete a SF182 in the Resource Allocation and Selection System (RASS) to get approved paperwork to attend the class. Refer to https://rass.army.mil/. A DD1610 must be prepared in the Defense Travel System (DTS) if travel is required to the training site. Send an email to usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.cp-36@mail.mil to obtain application procedures and/or course availability.



Simulation Professional Course, Army Simulation and Modeling School ATRRS SC: 136; Course Nbrs: 2G- F36 (CT) and 2G-F36 (DL)

Course Dates: This course is scheduled on request by Army Commands.

Location: Various.

Target Career Phase: All levels with at least 3 completed years of service as a Department of Army civilian.

Description: The Simulation Professional Course is normally conducted in 2 phases, consisting of a distance learning phase and a 2 week resident phase. Depending on location it can be conducted in an all resident mode. If conducted in two phases the Careerists must complete the distance learning phase prior to attending the resident phase. Organizations may request the course be conducted at their location in an all resident mode. The Simulation Professional Course provides individuals with an understanding of the roles, responsibilities, practices, procedures, and concepts necessary to integrate models and simulations into the organizational environment. The curriculum emphasizes the following topics: fundamental knowledge of modeling and simulation program management; technical aspects of simulation; employing simulations; cross domains issues; application of simulations in various M&S communities.

The course will enable students to:

  • Provide an understanding of model & simulation concepts, and the ability to discuss applications within a specific modeling and simulation environment.
  • Provide an understanding of similarities and differences among the Army modeling and simulation domains and communities.
  • Provide an understanding of interoperability & architecture issues within the modeling and simulation environment.
  • Provide an understanding of organizations involved in the process of managing and implementing models and simulation.

FCR Application Procedures: Careerists interested in applying must ensure their requirements are received in the quarterly training submission to the CP36 Office. For best results, requirements should be received by the published timeline. Upon approval of attendance, careerists must complete a SF182 in the Resource Allocation and Selection System (RASS) to get approved paperwork to attend the class. Refer to https://rass.army.mil/. A DD1610 must be prepared in the Defense Travel System (DTS) if travel is required to the training site. Send an email to usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.cp-36@mail.mil to obtain application procedures and/or course availability.

The Advanced Simulation Course - Army Simulation and Modeling School; School Code 136, Course #2A-F57 (CT), Resident Training

Course Dates: Varies

Location: Monterrey, CA

Target Career Phase: Civilians: GS14 and above or equivalent, and those individuals selected by the Functional Chief Representative, with at least 3 completed years of service as a Department of Army Civilian GS13 can attend as an exception to policy (based upon assignment and level of responsibilities) which is approved by the CP 36 FCR.

Description: This course is a two-week, Senior Leadership Course for LTC/COL level FA 57 and senior civilians in the Modeling and Simulation Community. The focus is to provide a non-technical perspective of the significant M&S issues. This course combines relevant reading assignments and formal presentations by faculty SMEs, who will lead in-class discussion, group exercises, and an examination of relevant case studies.
The Advanced Simulation Course will enable students to:

  1. Be better equipped to manage M&S activities at DRU, ACOM, and PEO Level.
  2. Be familiar with management concerns regarding M&S activities throughout the Acquisition Life Cycle, including the progression of different modeling and simulation applications in use during each phase.
Battle Command Officer Integration Course (BCOIC) - Army Simulation and Modeling School; School Code 136, Course # 2B-F57 (CT), Resident Training

Course Dates: Varies

Location: Training locations will be determined by the Simulation Proponent Division. Location must have Army Battle Command System (ABCS) and simulation equipment required by this program of instruction (POI).

Target Career Phase: Those who work in a Mission Command Training Center or those who work with ABCS equipment, with at least 3 completed years of service as a Department of Army civilian.

Description: This is a two week course. The BCOIC provide individuals with an understanding of how to manage a digital tactical operation center, manage digital staff training, and how to integrate and manage organizational knowledge at a Brigade Combat Team headquarters. Provide the Brigade Command Team Commander with a trained expert who understands both the art and the science of battle command and the technology that support effective decision making. The course will build competent and confident Battle Command Officers by focusing on integration, problem solving, and critical thinking skills while providing the student with opportunities to practice their tasks with battle command systems. The BCOIC will enable students to:

  1. Develop an understanding of how battle command systems impact the "art" of battle command and appropriately apply techniques and procedures to situations that a battle command officer would encounter during a unit's deployment.
  2. Integrate ABCS into the unit Military Decision Making Process (MDMP).
  3. Establish and manage a common operational picture.
  4. Develop and manage digital battle staff training strategies.
  5. Design and manage Information and knowledge architectures
  6. Improve a brigade's knowledge and informational flow.
  7. Manage digital information and knowledge.

FCR Application Procedures: Careerists interested in applying must ensure their requirements are received in the quarterly training submission to the CP36 Office. For best results, requirements should be received by the published timeline. Upon approval of attendance, careerists must complete a SF182 in the Resource Allocation and Selection System (RASS) to get approved paperwork to attend the class. Refer to https://rass.army.mil/. A DD1610 must be prepared in the Defense Travel System (DTS) if travel is required to the training site. Send an email to usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.cp-36@mail.mil to obtain application procedures and/or course availability.

Simulations Operations Right Seat Ride (SORSR); Army Simulation and Modeling School; School Code 136, Course # 2G-F93 (CT), Resident Training

Course Dates: Variable (7-9 days); Course dates are determined by training dates established at the NTC. The Right-Seat-Ride POC coordinates scheduling for this training opportunity.

Location: Fort Irwin, CA

Target Career Phase: All Levels with at least 3 completed years of service as a Department of the Army Civilian

Description: The right seat ride program offers FA 57 officers, NCOs and Government civilians who work in modeling and simulation the valuable experience of observing units participating in NTC rotations. The intent of the program is to provide participants with an opportunity to spend approximately five to seven days of a NTC rotation experiencing a live training operation that prepares units for real world deployments.
During your time at the NTC your activities will include but are not limited to:

  • Vulture Team Briefing
  • Sim/Stim Room Briefing
  • BUB (Battle Update Brief)
  • NTC Command Brief
  • Visit out into the box to see live training (Optional)

FCR Application Procedures: Careerists interested in applying for courses in the Army Simulation and Modeling School should send an email to usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.cp-36@mail.mil to obtain application procedures and/or course availability.

Various other short-term Analysis, Modeling and Simulation (AM&S) training opportunities

Various other short-term Analysis, Modeling and Simulation (AM&S) training opportunities are available via private vendors and universities.

Course Dates: Course dates vary by training vendor.

Training vendors may include but are not limited to the following: Georgia Tech; University of Alabama; University of Arizona; University of Central Florida; Old Dominion University; George Mason University; Distributed Simulation Institute; National Training and Simulation Association; Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization; Teledyne Brown Engineering; Knowledge Management Institute

Location: Alexandria, VA; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL; Huntsville, AL; Baltimore, MD; Denver, CO; Fairfax, VA; Norfolk, VA; Washington, DC

Target Career Phase: All Levels with at least 3 completed years of service as a Department of the Army Civilian

Course Description: Each AM&S course taken represents a unique aspect of AM&S.

FCR Application Procedures: Careerists interested in applying must ensure their requirements are received in the quarterly training submission to the CP36 Office. For best results, requirements should be received by the published timeline. Upon approval of attendance, careerists must complete a SF182 in the Resource Allocation and Selection System (RASS) to get approved paperwork to attend the class. Refer to https://rass.army.mil/. A DD1610 must be prepared in the Defense Travel System (DTS) if travel is required to the training site. Send an email to usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.cp-36@mail.mil to obtain application procedures and/or course availability.



Certificate Programs

Modeling and Simulation Certificate Program - University of Alabama in Huntsville

Modeling and Simulation Certificate Program - University of Alabama in Huntsville
http://www.pcs.uah.edu/jsp/index.jsp?categoryId=10015

System Engineering Certificate Program - University of Alabama in Huntsville
http://www.pcs.uah.edu/jsp/index.jsp?categoryId=10019

Test and Evaluation Certification Program - University of Alabama in Huntsville
http://www.pcs.uah.edu/jsp/index.jsp?categoryId=10020

Course Dates: Varies by course

Location: Huntsville, AL; Resident or Distance Learning

Target Career Phase: All levels with at least 3 completed years of service as a Department of the Army Civilian

Description: Courses may be taken individually, without completing the entire certificate program. Students who wish to earn the Certificate for either of these programs are required to complete core courses and required elective(s). All students will be awarded Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the successful completion of each course, and those students who successfully complete the program will be presented with a Modeling and Simulation Certificate of completion. Online courses are available for this certificate program. Registration information and admissions deadlines can be obtained at the university website. See ACTEDS CP36 Plan, Annex A, for detailed descriptions.

FCR Application Procedures: Careerists interested in applying must ensure their requirements are received in the quarterly training submission to the CP36 Office. For best results, requirements should be received by the published timeline. Upon approval of attendance, careerists must complete a SF182 in the Resource Allocation and Selection System (RASS) to get approved paperwork to attend the class. Refer to https://rass.army.mil/. A DD1610 must be prepared in the Defense Travel System (DTS) if travel is required to the training site. Send an email to usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.cp-36@mail.mil to obtain application procedures and/or course availability.



University

University Training

Course Dates: Varies

Location: Varies

Target Career Phase: All levels with at least 3 completed years of service as a Department of the Army Civilian

Description: Colleges and universities provide a source of education to ensure the currency of technological, theoretical and management knowledge and skills for the Analysis, Modeling & Simulation (AM&S) Workforce. University training will develop the employee's job competence or support a future career assignment. In addition to graduate level programs in technical areas, this may include courses or programs designed to enhance the managerial and leadership skills of experienced professionals.
CP36 supports funding for three types of university training for the AM&S workforce:

  • Individual coursework at an accredited college/university
  • Part-time studies in a degree program at an accredited college/university
  • Full-time studies in a degree program at an accredited college/university

Programs of Study: Coursework or degree programs must be job related and can be taken at the undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate level. Priority for university training will be determined by the relationship of the course or program to the careerist's current or future work assignment as evaluated through the employee's application package. Careerists may also apply for individual courses in the recommended degree programs or at local colleges/universities.

Location of University Training: Attendance should be to a college/university within the applicant's commuting area or available through a non-traditional mode of learning (including but not limited to online coursework or programs of study). University training outside the commuting area must be accompanied with strong supporting justification, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Participation in an educational curriculum not offered at a local university must be required by the position duties; and the post-utilization plan must address how the newly acquired skills, knowledge, and abilities will be beneficial to Army and how they will be used upon the employee's return to duty. If attendance at a college/university outside the local commuting area is approved, travel, per diem, books and tuition will be covered by ACTEDS resources, as available, and in accordance with the JTR. Local travel will not be reimbursed from ACTEDS resources when the trainee attends a local university.

Scheduling of University Training: University training will be taken during non-duty hours unless otherwise approved by the Supervisor. Graduate students are required to take a minimum of 9 semester hours for the training to be considered as full-time.

Authorized Expenses: Expenses are limited to books, tuition and lab fees except as noted above. While in training, the applicant's command/activity/laboratory will continue paying all costs for salary and personal benefits. Commands will not be reimbursed for salaries and personal benefits for training participants under any circumstances.

Academic Performance: Careerists are required to maintain a "B" average (graduate level courses). Failure to maintain this grade point average may result in removal from the course of study. Careerists shall be required to send a grade report after each semester/quarter to the CP36 FCR. The Government's interests must be protected when an employee fails to complete training for which DA pays all or part of the training expenses. All applicants are required to submit a Continuation of Service Agreement.

FCR Application Procedures:

Applying for Individual University Courses: CP36 careerists may take college/university courses without enrolling in a degree-granting program of study. The individual course(s) will develop or enhance the employee's current competence and skills or will support a planned career assignment. Requests to attend individual college/university courses do not require approval by OASA (M&RA). Requests must be submitted through command channels and be received and approved by the CP36 FCR. Requests must be received by the CP36 FCR not later than 60 days prior to the start of the course and requirements must be included in the quarterly submission of CP36 training requirements to the Proponent. Send an email to usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.cp-36@mail.mil to obtain application procedures and/or course availability.

Applying for Part-Time or Full-Time University Training Programs: Applications to attend college/university programs of study require approval by OASA (M&RA). The approval processing period is roughly 2-3 months. Applications must be submitted through command channels and be received and approved by the CP36 FCR. Applicants should submit their requests to the CP36 FCR with at least a two-semester lead-time due to administrative processing and funds transfer.



Developmental Assignments
Developmental Assignments

Course Dates: Varies (30 to 90 days in duration. Longer assignments, not to exceed 6-12 months, will be considered if considered integral to the developmental experience )

Location: Flexible, varies by opportunity

Target Career Phase: All levels

Description: Developmental Assignments provide Analysis, Modeling & Simulation (AM&S) professionals the opportunity to gain a broad overview of the interrelationships between HQDA components and other DoD organizations. Assignments allow for lateral movement to positions where careerists gain additional technical, management, or professional skills, knowledge, and abilities to enhance performance and effectiveness. The work-based learning is then transferred to the careerist's home organization upon return to the permanent position.



Training With Industry
Training With Industry (TWI)

Course Dates: Varies (4-6 months, not to exceed 12 months)

Location: Varies

Target Career Phase: All levels with at least 3 completed years of service as a Department of the Army Civilian

Description: Training programs must be uniquely designed and individually tailored to offer careerists direct private industry experience that should improve the effectiveness of the careerist in their working relationships with counterparts in private industry firms. The TWI participants will be accountable for the results achieved. The length of the assignment must be at least 120 days or greater but not more than one year. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the participant's Army Command and the company providing the training will be completed. This MOU should describe the work the trainee will perform and how the trainee will be evaluated. The MOU must also include a statement that salary and benefits are to be paid by the employee's government office with travel and per diem paid by the FCR.

TWI must avoid the perception that the government is giving preferential treatment to a specific corporation. The industry with which the trainee participates may also require a non-disclosure agreement for any proprietary information that the trainee may be exposed to.



Civilian Education System
Civilian Education System (CES) Leader Development Programs

The Civilian Education System (CES) is the Army's leader development program for all Army Civilians, providing progressive and sequential education courses throughout their careers. CES provides the foundation and is the underpinning for all other leader education courses. 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 leader education 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 http://www.t3ac.army.mil/Pages/Homepage.aspx.



FCR Application Information

Suspense Dates and Resources

Applications must be submitted through command channels and be received by the CP36 FCR by the suspense dates indicated under each type of training. Individuals may receive reimbursement for books, tuition, and lab fees for courses. Travel and TDY funds are available for developmental assignments, TWI and select short-term training. Travel and TDY funds are not available for university training except by approval of the CP36 FCR. Rental cars are not authorized for any training or career developmental opportunities. Send an email to usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.cp-36@mail.mil to obtain application procedures and/or course availability.

Selection Criteria

Training programs are open to all eligible CP36 careerists based on target career phase. Participants are competitively selected to attend both short-term and long-term training opportunities, including University Training, Developmental Assignments and Training with Industry. Long-term training is, by definition, training that lasts for more than 120 days. The purpose of competitive training is to develop selected individuals for positions of increasing responsibility. All requested training must clearly benefit the mission and functions of the Army.
Employees are selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Potential for professional development
  2. Career goals
  3. Supervisor's recommendations/endorsements
  4. Post training utilization plan
  5. Job performance
  6. Ability to successfully participate in a rigorous training program
  7. Army's requirements for core competencies
  8. Prior participation and/or advanced degrees
  9. Program cost


Application Guidelines
  1. Requests for short-term training assignments can be forwarded via email to usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.cp-36@mail.mil ATTN: Civilian Program Manager, to determine availability and/or obtain registration procedures. Requests for training must be submitted through command channels and be received and approved by the CP36 FCR. Requests should be received not later than 60 days prior to the start of the course for which you are applying. You will be notified via email if your request is approved or disapproved. Upon initial approval of attendance and securing a seat in a class, careerists must complete a SF182 in the Resource Allocation and Selection System (RASS) to get authorization paperwork to attend a class. Refer to: https://rass.army.mil/. A DD1610 must be prepared in the Defense Travel System (DTS) if travel is required to the training site.
  2. The ACTEDS Application Package forms must be used for all ACTEDS university training, TWI and Developmental Assignment requests. The ACTEDS Application Package will be submitted through the command channels, i.e., immediate supervisor, second level supervisor, and endorsed by the local and ACOM commanders or directors. The ACOM will forward the ACTEDS Application Package with a transmittal letter to the point of contact indicated below by the suspense date indicated in this training catalog. Applications may be submitted via email, fax or postal service.

    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 http://www.t3ac.army.mil/Pages/Homepage.aspx


Completion of Training

Career Program-36 individuals awarded ACTEDS funds must provide completed copies of the SF182 grade reports or other evidence of successful completion of training for each funded course. Individuals will be responsible for maintaining records of all funds received for ACTEDS training.



Points of Contact

For information about CP-36 or any of the training opportunities in the ACTEDS Plan or Training Catalog, contact the CP-36 Proponent Division:

  1. Email: usarmy.belvoir.hqda-dcs-g-8.mbx.cp-36@mail.mil
  2. Fax: (703) 805-0215
  3. Postal Service:
    Army Simulation Proponent Division
    ATTN: Career Program 36
    5801 Hurley Road
    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
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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