The Army Career and Alumni Program: Will the Army Take Care of Its Own As It Downsizes?
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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As the Army downsizes over the next five years, it is imperative to establish and enduring system to meet the transition needs of our soldiers. The Army has initiated the Army Career and Alumni Program ACAP which is a comprehensive transition program for soldiers separating from the service both voluntarily and involuntarily. This study does a review of the background of the program to include the significance of the FY 1990 Veterans Benefit Amendment package for soldiers involuntarily separated after 30 September 1990. The study examines the need for ACAP and lessons learned from transition programs from a historical perspective during World War I and II, Korea and Vietnam. The ACAP program design, functions, and organization are discussed in detail. The study provides observations and conclusions about the potential of the program. Recommendations are furnished that may assist the ACAP.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations