Leader Development Resources

Click on the tabs below for Leader Development Resources for Leadership Training, References and Advanced Civil Schooling.

 

 

Leadership Training Resources

Sustainment Leader Development Implementation Plan (SLDIP)

Click Here to access the Sustainment Leadership Development Implementation Plan (SLDIP).

This plan provides guidance to sustainment leaders on how to build the sustainment leader we require now and as we move into the future. This document addresses sustainment leaders in financial management, human resources support, and the logistics areas of maintenance, transportation, supply, field services, distribution, operational contract support (OCS), and general engineering support. Page 11 discusses what sustainment is and how logistics and other sustainment functions interrelate.

 

Additionally, training/instruction designed to broaden the student’s perspective with regards to strategic logistics, joint sustainment operations, and multinational logistic operations.

 

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Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Course

Click Here for the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Course Reference Book.

The 40 hour Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Course provides the student with an overall view of the contracting process, to include contract administration, statutory laws and regulations that govern the contracting process. This course will provide the student with an overview of the acquisition process, teaming, ethics and integrity, authorities, contract classification, contract types, proper file documentation, performance assessment methods, remedies for poor performance, invoice requirements, contract modifications, and contract management. Course focus is on contracting means in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR).


Other topics taught include Pre-award/Post -award Planning Process, Monitoring the Contract, Changes and Modifications, Inspection and Acceptance, Delays and Claims, Terminations, Past Performance and Payments and Closeout. The graduate of the COR course will provide the Contracting Officer with the expertise necessary to properly and pro-actively manage contracts and contract requirements.

 

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Operational Contract Support (OCS) Resources

Click Here for the OCS Virtual Library.

The Operational Contract Support (OCS) course is 10 academic days long and is unclassified (no security clearance required). This course prepares military and civilians to function in assignments that involve the management, forecasting and administration of contract support in a contingency environment.

Students learn the latest OCS doctrine; how to integrate contract support requirements into the military decision making process; how to build acquisition ready requirements (known as JARB/ARB/JFARB packets) to include performance work statement development and independent government estimates; how to integrate contract requirements into the overall unit spend plan process; how to manage contracts and contract officer representatives; how to set up and build contract management files; how to build quality assurance surveillance plans; and how to avoid common pitfalls customarily associated with outsourcing requirements.

The graduate of the OCS course will provide the tactical unit commander with the expertise necessary to properly and pro- actively manage contracts and contract requirements. Other topics taught include the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP), Field Ordering Officer (FOO), Commanders Emergency Response Program (CERP), and resource management.

To accomplish the training, the OCS course utilizes scenario based practical exercises that reinforce lessons and principles previously taught. These lessons culminate in a capstone exercise that requires the students to build a complete requirements packet ready for the Joint Acquisition Review Board (notional). There are two, closed book, closed notes, examinations. Students receive a CD-ROM at the end of the course with a copy of all the student presentations.

 

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Materiel Management / GCSS-A Resource Page

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Materiel management is a sustainment function that directs, integrates, synchronizes, prioritizes, and optimizes the logistics function of supply in order to provide effective and uninterrupted supply support to Army, joint, and allied forces, thereby enabling those forces to achieve their operational objectives.

The Materiel Management page, linked above, provides resources in several categories to assist the sustainment community.

 

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References

Army Leader Development Strategy (ALDS)

Leader development is achieved through a career-long synthesis of training, education, and experiences acquired through opportunities in the institutional, operational, and self-development domains to develop the leader attributes (character, presence, and intellect) and competencies (leads, develops, and achieves) outlined in Army Doctrine Publication 6-22, Army Leadership. 

ALDS lays out how to approach that development and grants individual proponents the flexibility to develop a strategy to approach their functional learning areas. Thus, we are developing a logistics leader development strategy that will become the logistics component of ALDS.

 

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Logistics Leader Development Strategy (LLDS)

Please Click Here for the LLDS Guide

Please Click Here for the latest LLDS Guide, Revision 1 May 15 v2 Jul 15

Click Here for the Cover Sheet to the above Revision document

-Guide logistics development across three LOEs (Training; Education; & Experience) that are aligned with CSA’s vision, goals, and priorities and the ALDS.

-Four Learning areas (Logistics Planning, Distribution/Supply Chain Management, Life Cycle Systems Management, and Defense Industrial Base Management) have been established to help guide development of course learning outcomes.

-Training: Support Operations, Operational Contracting Support; SPCC; LOGC3.

-Education:  Leveraging civilian logistics higher education expertise.

-Experience: Increase Broadening Opportunities and execute talent management to develop the future leaders of the logistics community.

-Transition:  As we develop adaptive logistics leaders, we preparing an Army Sustainment Training Strategy (ASTS).

 

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Army Regulation 600-3

Click Here to access AR 600-3.

This regulation establishes the Army Personnel Development System as prescribed by AR 5-22. It prescribes policies and responsibilities for personnel developers’ involvement in the Army’s personnel system and the composition and mission of the HQDA Personnel Development General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC), Officer Personnel Management System (OPMS) Council of Colonels (CoC), and the individual personnel developer committees and boards.

 

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Advanced Civil Schooling Resources

William & Mary MG Wright MBA Program

Interested officers should apply online at http://mason.wm.edu/ and click on prospective students. Under the Apply Now, click on Full-Time MBA Application. Create a new account to get a PIN and password.

The Maj. Gen. James Wright's MBA Fellowship at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., is an exclusive partnership between the college's School of Business and the U.S. Army. This program offers captains and majors in the Logistics Branch and logistics fields such as medical, aviation and personnel, a fully-funded Advanced Civil Schooling opportunity to pursue their Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on logistics.  The fellowship is named after the 45th quartermaster general.

Ideal candidates for the fully-funded program's 20 slots are captains and majors, who are Key Developmental complete but not Intermediate-Level Education program complete.
Applicants must have already taken the graduate record examinations or graduate management admission test.  They must also be able to obtain acceptance from William & Mary and meet college standards.

Those selected will have the perks of attending college, such as wearing civilian attire, two-year stabilization and receive basic housing allowance for the Williamsburg area. Officers selected will still be required to maintain Army standards. For example, William & Mary requires a 2.7 standard however, those in fellowship will be required to maintain the Army's standard of 3.0.

The length of schooling is 15 months, but majors will be required to attend blended ILE at Fort Lee to complete the common core curriculum.

Once the account has been created, start the application process. Please note two letters of recommendation, a writing sample and an interview via Skype may be required. After being accepted into the program, officers are required to take a pre-MBA math course, which is funded at their expense.

 

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North Dakota State University Degree

Click Here for more information obout the North Dakota State University Degree program.

The online Master of Managerial Logistics program targets inspiring logisticians, industry professionals, military officers and DOD civilians who want to meet the logistical challenges of the 21st century. A wide range of career opportunities exists in the logistics industry: logistics and supply chain management, operations management, purchasing and demand management, emergency management, consulting, retail and many more.

An advanced degree in logistics will help you stand out above others when you begin your career or are advancing your career in the industry. The logistics graduate programs at NDSU will enhance your knowledge, skills, and opportunities for a successful career in the transportation industry.
Advance your education and become a leader who sets the industry pace.

 

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Virginia State University Degrees

Click Here for the Virginia State University website.

Army Logistics University (ALU) and VSU have established a cooperative degree program. The program provides our Soldiers with the opportunity to complete a Bachelors of Science degree in two logistics areas (Hospitality Management and Industrial and Logistics Technology) using ACE credits earned through ALC, SLC, and/or previous college credits.

Per partnership agreement, VSU will streamline the course loads so that our Soldiers can achieve degree requirements at an accelerated pace and prior to a permanent change of station (PCS) from Fort Lee. VSU is in the process of creating Distance Learning (DL) modules for each degree program in an effort to assist Soldier students in completing requirements even if they do PCS and without the need to continually change colleges. Classes will be conducted on the ALU campus with all the training and schooling combined into one transcript that that focuses on the Soldier's military career.

Click Here for more information about the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management.

Click Here for more information about the Bachelor of Science in Information and Logistics Technology.

VSU offers an Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) program that leads to a Systems Applications Products (SAP) certification. This program will be offered in conjunction with the above mentioned Industrial and Logistics Technology degree or as a standalone certificate. The primary purpose of this program is to provide an efficient and cost effective method of providing EIS knowledge and skills to our Logistics Soldiers needing to enhance and expand their knowledge and skill base in this area, particularly as we transition legacy logistics systems to GCSS-Army.
Soldiers will be able to complete this certificate in 6 months.

These two broadening initiatives will significantly enhance Soldier proficiency and operational support to the War fighter.

Click Here for more information about the Systems Applications Products (SAP) certification.

 

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Soldier Support Institute Learning Resource (LRC)

To access the SSI LRC AG Individual training resources, course lesson plans, Click Here

Note: Training material (lesson plans, slides, PEs, ect.,) is located within each course listed at the top of the page.

 

AG Institutional Training Material

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Soldier Support Institute Learning Resource (LRC)

To access the SSI LRC FM Individual training resources, course lesson plans, Click Here

Note: Training material (lesson plans, slides, PEs, ect.,) is located within each course listed at the top of the page.

 

FI Institutional Training Material

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SOF TRAINING RESOURCES MENU:

PME Integration References and Resources

 

SOF Training Resources

PME Integration

The PME integration AKO library (click here to access) provides access to formalized instructional resources used at Army Logistics University in the Joint Logistics Course, Theater Sustainment Planners Course, Support Operations Course, Logistics Captains Career Course, and Logistics BOLC to address sustainment support to special operations.

References and Resources

The References and Resources AKO Library (click here to access) provides unit capabilities briefs, leader professional development presentations and other resources from units within the SOF Sustainment Community.

 

USASOC Homepage:

Click Here to access the USASOC Homepage. This page provides links to individual unit sites. This is an excellent resource for unit mission statements, unit history, reading lists and more. Scroll over the 1st Special Forces Command for links to the 528th Sustainment Brigade, Group Support Battalions and their supported units.

 

 

 

 

Structured Self-Development (SSD)

STRUCTURED SELF-DEVELOPMENT (SSD) MENU:

SSD I SSD III SSD IV SSD V

Structured Self-Development I (SSD I)

Click Here to visit the United States Army Seargeants Major Academy for SSD information/resources.

SSD I tasks are primarly focused at the team level and common leader and tactical skills. Effective 1 OCT 10, Soldiers will be enrolled in SSD I automatically upon compleating Basic Combat Training (BCT)/One-Station Unit Training (OSUT). Beginning Fiscal Year 2013, Soldiers must complete SSD I prior to attending the Warrior Leader Course (WLC). Soldiers (private-specialist/corporal) who complete BCT/OSUT, but have not yet attended/completed WLC prior to SEP 10, are automatically enrolled.

 

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Structured Self-Development III (SSD III)

Click Here to visit the United States Army Seargeants Major Academy for SSD information/resources.

SSD III tasks are primarily focused at the platoon level. SSD III will be completed after the Advanced Leader Course (ALC) and prior to the Senior Leader Course; previously known as the Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course (ANCOC). Effective 1 MAY 11, all sergeants and staff sergeants who are graduates of ALC or BNCOC will be automatically enrolled in SSD III. Sergeants (promotable), staff sergeants and sergeants first class will be enrolled in SSD III automatically upon completion of all phases of ALC.

 

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Structured Self-Development IV (SSD IV)

Click Here to visit the United States Army Seargeants Major Academy for SSD information/resources.

SSD IV tasks are primarily focused at the battalion level. It is highly recommended that SSD IV be completed prior ro assuming duties as a first sergeant. Effective 1 MAY 11, staff sergeants (promotable), sergeants first class, and master sergeants will be enrolled automatically into SSD IV upon completion of the Senior Leader Course (SLC). Effective 1 MAY 13, completion of SSD IV is a prerequisite for attendance to the Sergeants Major Course.

 

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Structured Self-Development V (SSD V)

Click Here to visit the United States Army Seargeants Major Academy for SSD information/resources.

SSDV - SSD V tasks are focused at nominative and joint staff levels. Effective 1 JUN 11, master sergeants (promotable) and sergeants majors will be enrolled automatically into SSD V upon completion of the sergeant major course or its equivalent. Beginning 1 JUN 13, completion of SSD V is prerequisite to be considered for nominative and joint assignments.

 

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CMF Career Maps

The links below provide access to the CMF Career Maps for AG, FI, OD, QM and TC proponents.

Please note that ACT (Army Career Tracker) is the official system for updated career maps, and the most up-to-date content will be available on the site.

Per the ACT webpage, "Army Career Tracker (ACT) is a leadership development tool that integrates training and education into one personalized, easy-to-use website. Users can search multiple Army education and training resources, monitor their career development and receive personalized advice from their supervisor and Army leadership."

To acces ACT, please go to this site: https://actnow.army.mil

1.) Click "Log In Now" with your CAC and enter your credentials.

2.) To view career maps, click on the "Plan" link on the left-hand column, and then click on the "Professional          Development Model" link.

3.) Follow the directions on the site to view specific career maps.

Adjutant General (AG) Career Maps

Click Here to access PDF files for AG Career Maps.

Note that the most up-to-date Career Maps can be found by going to the ACT site and following the directions at the top of this page.

 

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Finance (FI) Career Maps

Click Here to access PDF files for FI Career Maps.

Note that the most up-to-date Career Maps can be found by going to the ACT site and following the directions at the top of this page.

 

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Ordnance (OD) Career Maps

Click Here to access PDF files for OD Career Maps.

Note that the most up-to-date Career Maps can be found by going to the ACT site and following the directions at the top of this page.

 

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Quartermaster (QM) Career Maps

Click Here to access PDF files for QM Career Maps.

Note that the most up-to-date Career Maps can be found by going to the ACT site and following the directions at the top of this page.

 

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Transportation (TC) Career Maps

Click Here to access PDF files for TC Career Maps.

Note that the most up-to-date Career Maps can be found by going to the ACT site and following the directions at the top of this page.

 

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