The Defense Ammunition Center's Training Directorate provides ammunition-related training for Department of Defense military and civilian personnel. The directorate offers a variety of training through on-site mobile training teams, accredited off-campus instruction facilities, and distance learning products.

DAC's distance learning courses provide opportunities for personnel to receive training conveniently and in a self-paced environment. "We are continually developing new distance learning products to meet the needs of all Services of the military and their proponents," said Gary Carney, DAC director.

Recently, the DAC Training Directorate was granted accreditation from the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. COE is recognized as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for education and training and is the accrediting agency used by military and governmental agencies.

Accreditation denotes that an institution has undergone an extensive self-study and team review process and has been judged by the Commission as meeting its Standards and Conditions for accreditation. Each institution must substantiate its accreditation each year through an annual report reflecting current status of the institution.

"The self-study was an opportunity for us to examine our critical processes and identify areas where improvements could be made and implement actions into our strategic plan," said Dr. Upton Shimp, associate director, Training Directorate.

DAC joins Defense Acquisition University, Army Management Staff College, and the Army Logistics Management College as COE accredited organizations.