Army Civilian Corps

Friday, August 9, 2019

What is it?

Army Civilians are an integral part of the U.S. Army team, committed to selfless service in support of the protection and preservation of the United States. Army Civilians take an oath of office to support and defend the Constitution. Civilians share and embody the Army Values and are bound by an Army Civilian Corps Creed.

Army Civilian Service provides mission-essential support to Soldiers by providing a workforce of talented, qualified people to fill critical non-combat positions

Civilians come from all walks of life: former military service, other federal agencies or the private sector. Career Intern Programs also help students find the right fit in the civilian corps. More than 330,000 people working in a wide variety of careers serve the nation through the Army Civilian Service.

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

Army Civilians have been central to the success of the service in war and peace since the Revolutionary War. Currently, the Army has the largest civilian workforce in DOD, filling critical roles in 540 careers, spanning 31 career programs, including cybersecurity, engineering, medicine, and administration.

Army Civilian service offers valuable on-the-job experience, training, and avenues for advancement. Army Civilians:

  • Support the nation, the Army and its Soldiers in times of war and peace, and improve the readiness of the force.
  • Preserve continuity and provide essential support to the Army mission.
  • Work together with Soldiers as one Army, one team, one fight.

The Army is reinvesting in Army Civilians through professional development, training, and leadership opportunities. The Army has implemented best practices to reduce the time it takes to hire civilians to 60 days.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

The Army continues to pursue process improvements and push DOD initiatives to improve and streamline hiring processes for civilians, including military spouses.

Army Civilians will continue to serve the nation as one team of trusted Army Professionals, united by the vision to win in a complex world. They are and will be an enduring dedicated and a critical part of the fight.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army Civilian Corps is an integral part of the Army team and civilians bring expertise to improve the readiness of the force. Army Civilians, together with Soldiers, are a solid bond and a team for whom nothing is impossible.

Army Civilians and Soldiers together form one total force working together to accomplish a common mission and a common goal.

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Events

June 1- 30 Nov.: Hurricane Season | Visit U.S. Army Humanitarian Relief

August 2019

Aug. 26: Women's Equality Day - Visit Women in the U.S. Army

September 2019

National Preparedness Month

Sept. 11: Patriot Day

Sept. 15- Oct. 15: Hispanic Heritage Month - Visit Hispanics in the U.S. Army

Sept. 29: Gold Star Mothers Day - Visit Gold Star Survivors

Focus Quote for the Day

Together, as it was in the past, and as it will be in the future, this one team made up of Soldiers and Civilians will continue to fight and be the best Army that we can be.

- Daniel A. Dailey, 15th sergeant major of the Army

Army Civilian Corps- Behind the Mission

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