The ACTEDS Training Catalog

Foreign Affairs/Strategic Planning (CP-60)


The section is currently under development.

Questions/concerns should be directed to Mr. Raymond C. Hodgkins (Foreign Affairs/International Relations/Linguists) or Mr. Robert MacMullen (Strategic Planning). Their contact information is as follows:
Mr. Robert MacMullen, Deputy Chief, Strategic Leadership Division, (703) 545-4377,
Mr. Raymond C. Hodgkins, CP 60 Program Manager, (703) 545-1799,

Developmental Assignments

To be determined.

Short-Term Training

Short-Term Training will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to the on-line forms found in Online Forms for Competitive Professional Development in the ACTEDS Training Catalog: See "Go To The Course Checklist" TAB below.

Length of Program:

Training of 120 calendar days or less.

University Training
Academic Degree Training (ADT)
Undergraduate Degrees

To be determined.

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

More Information
  • Academic Degree Training (ADT) Checklist - Applicants requesting 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" link below to include career program unique requirements as follows:
    • Two Letters of Recommendation are required at a minimum. The first letter must be the applicant's immediate supervisor (person who signs employee performance appraisal) and the second letter is signed by a higher-level manager within the applicant's chain-of-command.
    • Last three most current performance appraisals (TAPES/NSPS) as applicable.
    • Documentation of Continuing Education System (CES) highest level course (Intermediate/ Advanced Course) completed or equivalency document from the Army Management Staff College.
    • Resumes listing at a minimum all ACTEDs and government funded training, job titles, federal series and grade and start/end dates for each position.
  • Career Program ACTEDS Plans and Development Maps - Information about career management training, education, and development is provided in the individual ACTEDS plans and through professional development maps (PDMs.) Individual plans may be found using the "Go to ACTEDS Plan" 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" link below.

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