Position title
Army Acquisition Officer

Acquisition officers strive to meet the needs of the Soldier throughout the full spectrum of operations by incorporating technical solutions to respond to the rapidly evolving threat environment. Officers work with joint and international partners as well as those in industry and academia, to develop, acquire, deliver, sustain and safely dispose of weapons systems and provide contracting services to Soldiers in all military operations.



Upon selection and appointment, you will attend two schools to prepare you to serve as an Army acquisition officer:

1) The six-week Direct Commissioning Course (Ft. Benning, GA)

2) The nine week Army Acquisition Professionals Course (Huntsville, AL)

Based on your appointment, you may also attend additional training such as the Captains Career Course or the Intermediate Level of Education held at various locations to better prepare you to assume positions as an Army acquisition officer. 

Minimum Qualifications


Program Management (51A) Position Description:

  • Manages DOD and Army acquisition programs, including the total cost, schedule, and performance.
  • Responsible for planning, testing, training, and fielding Army systems and equipment.
  • Leads a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency integrated product team of profes­sional acquisition personnel across multiple sites nationwide.
  • Serves as the military interface between the operational forces, industry, and defense agencies for Army system development.

Contracting (51C) Position Description:

  • Lead teams that enable the Army Contracting Command to provide contracting support worldwide to expeditionary operations throughout the entire spectrum of military operations.

Below is a map showing locations that Army Acquisition Officers serve at.



Must have a four-year degree in a technical field.

A Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a relevant technical field is preferred.

Base Salary
Employment Type
Full Time - Active Duty
Job Location
United States*
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