The Defense Ammunition Center and the Joint Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Laboratory signed a working level Letter of Agreement Jan. 15 to cooperate in the application of instructional technologies to support the joint warfighter.

The Advanced Distributed Learning initiative was created by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness to harness new information technologies and to modernize structured learning across the Department of Defense.

The JADL Co-Laboratory integrates instruction and technology to meet the military's training requirements. It promotes the implementation of ADL through research, development, and consulting services for the DoD. The JADL Co-Laboratory also develops guidelines, tools, sample methodologies and strategies for implementing ADL in a military environment.

"The LOA will provide DAC with access to leveraging opportunities and other types of technical assistance in support of its training objectives, said Gary Carney, DAC director. "It will allow DAC to more effectively share its expertise with various DoD communities."

DAC provides joint service ammunition-related training to over 35,000 military and civilian students annually. DAC also manages the Army's oldest career program, the Quality Assurance Specialist Ammunition Surveillance and the Ammunition Managers career program. Combined, these career programs provide over 1000 qualified civilians in the field supporting the warfighter.