DAU and U.S. Marine Corps sign memorandum of agreement for contingency contract training.
For the past few decades, Marine officers attended the Naval Postgraduate School's 18-month master's degree program. The master's degree provided a suitable education base for acquisition professionals working on major weapon system programs. Under the new agreement, Marines will complete a five-month program of instruction focusing on contracting on the battlefield. This practitioner-based training will develop the practical skills that the Marine Corps' leadership desires for contingency contracting officers supporting deployed units.
For the past several months, DAU Capital and Northeast Region professors Bob Spangler, Lenny Manning, Dave Fowler, Army Lt. Col. Raleigh Jimenez, and Mike Wooten have been planning and developing the program of instruction with Maj. Sean Hayes, Maj. Chad Dean, and Cmdr. Drew Mullins for the Marine Corps. A pilot program began in October 2006 at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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|Title Annotation:||Spotlight on DAU Learning Resources|
|Publication:||Defense AT & L|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2006|
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