Department of Defense Facilities Engineering Career Field Certification
DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA FT BELVOIR United States
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The Facilities Engineering Acquisition Career Field was born out of a need identified by the Tri-Service Engineering Senior Executive Board and approved on July 16, 2001 by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Dr. Get W. Moy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, selected as first Functional Advisor, worked through Mr. Steve Tkac, Director of Acquisition Education, Training and Career Development, for Defense Acquisition University to develop education curriculum to meet the definition of the newly formed Facilities Engineering Career Field Beranek, 2000. Whereas the career field definition was expansive with responsibilities for acquisition professionals entering this field, there were minimal education and training requirements for the acquisition professional to progress through the Level I, Level II, and Level III certifications Defense Acquisition University, 2019d. It has been documented that Program Management and Facilities Engineering career fields are parallel in terms of complexities and requirements, however, the education and training requirements are vastly different Van Hutton, 2011. There are other acquisition career fields with education and training requirements with more requirements to best prepare the acquisition professionals. Facilities Engineering Acquisition Career Field Certification is in need of a thorough review and overhaul ensuring the acquisition professionals are best equipped to represent the government and be stewards of taxpayer funds with the facility projects they are associated.
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