Letterhead for Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, 4000 Defense Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301-4000
August 15, 2001

SUBJECT: Civilian Academic Degree Training

The attached implements policy pursuant to Section 1121 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 for the payment of costs associated with degrees for civilian employees. This authority is the result of the Congress' interest in the Department's focus on investing in the systematic development of civilian employees in the Department of Defense.

The Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management and Policy) memorandum, "Department of Defense (DoD) Academic Degree Training Policy", October 29, 1993, is hereby canceled. Should there be any questions, please contact Steve Ramp at (703) 697-5421.

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J. L. Schrader
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary
Civilian Personnel Policy

Attachment: As stated