Army Career Tracker (ACT)

Friday January 18, 2008

What is it? The Army Career Tracker is a web-based career management tool that will integrate training, assignment history, and formal/informal education paths. The Army Career Tracker will enable Soldiers and Civilians to holistically manage their career and allow leaders to mentor, counsel, and plan for the development of their subordinates. It will consolidate training, education and assignment data relevant to position and career level. Functionalities will include ability to receive career related information and recommendations from superiors and to execute development related activities from a single launch point. The portal will also provide efficient mechanisms for registering for courses, requesting assignments, and tracking completion of requirements to support their career advancement.

What has the Army done? The development of Army Career Tracker started in October 2007 and a pilot program is anticipated for release in spring 2008. The Army Career Tracker portal is being created to support the Army initiative grow leaders for tomorrow's strategic environment.

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? The end state of the Army Career Tracker effort will provide valuable career information, in a fast, efficient and secure manner, to a range of levels throughout the Army. Army Career Tracker will enhance the Army's ability to build its personnel bench in preparing for its current and future operational needs. Additional functionalities will also provide commanders and assignment officers with integrated information on education, training, and prior assignments to support the optimal deployment of personnel and the identification of training and assignment needs to support mission readiness.

Why is this important to the Army? The Army Career Tracker portal will initially provide Enlisted Soldiers (Officers and Civilians will be added in the near future) a current view of their integrated career transcript. To provide this transcript, the Army Career Tracker portal will link with many other Army systems that house information on
assignments, training and education. The Army Career Tracker will also support the current initiative to award college credits for Army training, in conjunction with partners in the higher education, by providing a cross walk of Army training to higher education credits.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2007 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2007 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace

- Army Public Affairs Portal

- Stories of Valor

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Chief outlines plan to get Army back in balance (ARNews)
  • Lawmakers: Vets charity must be accountable (AT)
  • Army fields up-armored humvees to NTC (ARNews)
  • Army's largest solar array generates more than power (ARNews)
  • Face of defense: Guard medic focuses on Miss America title (DL)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • 12-month Iraq tours by summer? (AT)
  • Five brigades should be home by July, Gates says (DL)
  • Armor regiment Soldiers delivers school supplies to children in Khadra (MNF)
  • Report: troops to war despite broken leg, torn rotator cuffs (AT)

OF INTEREST

  • Removing dark stains: Soldiers help clean up Korea's worst oil spill (ARNews)
  • 21-year-old form key to G.I.. bill bennies for E-7 (AT)
  • Mubarak backs fast-track peace plan (BSUN)

WORLD VIEW

  • U.S. allies do not know how to fight insurgents, says Gates (TG | Story)
  • Kenya protesters to mount boycott (BBC | Story)
  • Bush has stumbled at every obstacle (TA | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Robin Williams and the USO tour to the Middle East (GATF)
  • A legacy of giving back (SM)
  • Update on Sergeant Samuel Nichols (BF)
  • In regards to an Afghan "Surge"... (BFV)

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