Operational Development Opportunities

Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program (DCELP): This DOD program focuses on developing emerging leaders in the acquisition, financial management, and human resources communities. Open to permanent Army Acquisition civilians at GS-7 through GS-12, DCELP consists of residential courses on leadership assessment, team development, effective writing and conflict resolution as well as online courses on the mission and culture of DOD.

Digital Master Gunner: A Mission Command Digital Master Gunner is a subject matter expert that can operate, maintain, integrate, and train others on Mission Command Information Systems (MCIS) to generate a COP for the commander and the battle staff.

EDIS Mentorship Program: The EDIS Mentorship Program was established in 2014 in an effort to close identified professional development gaps across the Civilian workforce. Following several iterations and years of evaluation, this initiative has evolved into a year-long, formal mentorship program designed to promote opportunities for professional success. The program strives to develop a EDIS Civilian workforce that is able to lead and manage change, think critically, and represent EDIS across organizations and commands

Emerging Enterprise Leader (EEL) Program: The EEL initiative is an effort to expand the Army’s enterprise leadership development efforts to emerging leaders at the GS-11/12 levels. The USAASC EEL initiative is a one year developmental program which provides aspiring leaders in the grades GS-11 and GS-12 (or equivalent) within the Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and USAASC Headquarters with specialized junior leader development.

Joint Forces Staff College: JCWS educates national security professionals to plan and execute joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational operations. Graduates are critically-thinking, operationally-minded, skilled joint warfighters who can operationalize national, military, and theater security strategies into design-informed operational plans. Graduates have a primary commitment to joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational teamwork, attitudes, and perspectives.

Leadership for a Democratic Society (LDS): Using the U.S. Constitution as the principal foundation, the LDS program guides executives to understand the diverse goals of the government and the citizens it serves. FEI challenges executives to excel in a 21st-century world while remaining connected to the Constitutional values forged in the 18th century.

Senior Enterprise Talent Management (SETM) and Enterprise Talent Management (ETM): The Senior Enterprise Talent Management (SETM) and Enterprise Talent Management (ETM) are Army talent management programs created to produce senior civilian leaders with an enterprise perspective who could serve in increasing levels of responsibility. SETM is just one of the many programs developed under the Civilian Workforce Transformation initiative and is administered by the Civilian Senior Leader Management Office (CSLMO), Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs).