The Army Master Logistician Certificate Program recently received an official stamp of approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). With its nationally-recognized accreditation, the program will boost the skills of the Army's civilian logistics workforce.

ANSI -- the leader in accreditation standards for industry and government -- reviewed the program's instructional design, administration, management, and records, as well as conducted onsite assessments, before granting official accreditation on October 11, 2019. The accreditation is valid through 2024.

William Moore, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, formally accepted the distinction from Dr. Turan Ayvaz, ANSI's Director of Certificate Accreditation, at the 2019 Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC.

"The most important person in managing your career is yourself," Moore said. "This great program holds people accountable in developing professionally to support the Army's evolving missions."

The program, created in 2017, now has hundreds of Army logistics civilians participating through courses in-house at Army Logistics University, Fort Lee, online, and at select partner universities. The Civilian Logistics Career Management Office (CLCMO) at the Combined Armed Support Command (CASCOM) manages the program.

The program has three tiers: the Foundation Level, for careerists with three years' experience; the Intermediate Level, for those with five years' experience; and the Advanced Level (Master Logistician) for those with at least eight years' experience.

Earlier this year, Army G-4's Joe Mata, Chief of Integrated Logistics Support Division, received the Master Logistician designation after taking classes for about a year. Mata, who oversees logistics support for Army weapon systems, said he enrolled in the program because "through continuous learning, we can improve ourselves and the organization we are part of. I always mentor my staff to take professional development classes, so why shouldn't I?"

To date, only two other Army organizations have received the ANSI accreditation standard -- U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and the U.S. Army Career Program 32.

To learn more about the Army Masters Logistician Program, visit the following site: https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/civilian-logistics-career-management-of
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