Army Coaching Program

The Army Coaching Program (ACP) is a non-attributional, officer-focused, confidential, and career-long program.  The program focuses on a officer’s self-development and professional goals as well as their performance and potential.  A coach is a certified professional who has a formal relationship with an officer for a specific period of time, to assist in developing and improving their knowledge, skills, and behaviors in order to achieve their goals.  The Army Coaching Program provides officers who have maximized self-awareness and development of their war-winning talents to better leverage these talents in support of the Army’s mission.  

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The Army Coaching Program: Why I Opted in and You Should Too

Recent Feedback from Army Coaching Participants

“This coaching should take place the year following BCAP so that the recipients are either already starting their new jobs or just about to start them. That would be an ideal time to receive this coaching and implement what we learned directly.”

“This needs to be offered to officers as they complete their ILE experience to enable them to be more effective Majors in S3 and XO positions.”

“The coaching and coach were perfect. The sessions were thought-provoking and allowed me to be myself and to grow. The Army and our leaders need this…awesome experience!”

“Start earlier! It’s probably not practical for individuals to maintain a career-long relationship with the same coach, but that would be ideal. If the program has a shortfall, it’s that it’s kind of a crash course; that is, the coach has to quickly get to know the coached individual. If the coach came into the program knowing the individual a little better, I think that would improve the program.”

“The value of the program would be greater if offered Pre-BCAP.  The data-points produced by multiple self-assessments would produce a clearer picture for individuals.”

“The coaching program should come much earlier in an officer’s career. There are valuable insights and suggestions that were made, and these would have been more valuable if I had heard them as a Captain.”


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