Academic Degree Training (ADT)
The following information is provided as a quick reference for individuals applying for ADT opportunities as well as those responsible for ADT administration and processing. This information must be used in conjunction with applicable regulations/directives governing training.
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The Assistant Secretary of the Army (M&RA) has sole authority for approving Academic Degree Training, regardless of funding source (Memorandum, HQDA, G-3/5/7, 17 Sep 09, subject: Academic Degree Training (ADT)).
Academic degree training is defined as training or education with the stated objective of obtaining an academic degree. The academic degree MUST be related to the performance of the employee's official duties and part of a planned, systemic and coordinated program of professional development, endorsed by the Army.
Employees, who are members of a Career Program submitting requests for degree programs to be funded with central ACTEDS funds, must submit their application packages through the appropriate chain of command to the respective Functional Chief Representative's office for review and selection through a Competitive process (AR 690-950).
Command funded requests must be accompanied by a command endorsement from the Commander or designated Command Point of Contact (POC) that command/installation funding is available.
The FCR or Command POC will electronically forward complete packets to
for written approval through
Employees who receive written approval from the FCR that their training request has been approved must initiate a SF 182 in the Resource Allocation Selection System (RASS). The document is automatically routed through the G-37 Budget Analyst and is assigned an ACTEDS fund cite prior to the student beginning training.
Employees with command funded requests will receive written approval from the Command POC. The SF 182 will be initiated in accordance with local established procedures.
All applicants must have three (3) years of permanent, full time employment as a DA civilian at time of application.
Continued service agreements are required for all applicants. Generally, the employee must agree to serve three times the length of training paid for and/or attended while in a pay status, during hours of normal scheduled tour of duty. (References: 5USC Section 4107; 5 CFR 410.308(a) and (b)
The ACTEDS Training Catalog