Acquisition Corps - A A C Branch Insignia over Blue Velvet

Serge Averbukh

Toronto, Canada

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Introducing project “Military Insignia 3D”, showcasing top quality military heraldry designs. Here you will find fine art pieces featuring Acquisition Corps (A A C) Branch Insignia over Blue Velvet.
The purpose of the Acquisition Corps is to create a pool of highly qualified AT&L personnel to fill Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs) and Key Leadership Positions (KLPs). The Acquisition Corps is a cadre of professionals who have earned recognition as experts in the field of acquisition and are pre-approved to fill Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs). It is a subset of the acquisition workforce, composed of military and civilian personnel who meet statutory education, training, and experience requirements. The Defense Acquisition Corps was formerly referred to as the Acquisition Professional Community (APC). DoDD 5000.52 consolidated the separate DOD component acquisition corps into a single Defense Acquisition Corps, “Acquisition Corps”. All APC members, including those who were waived into the APC, are members of the Defense Acquisition Corps. Acquisition Corps is composed of those persons who have met the standards prescribed by Chapter 87 of title 10, United States Code, and who have been granted admission to the Acquisition Corps by the USD (AT&L) or by a CAE to whom this authority has been delegated. The Defense Acquisition Corps was established pursuant to DAWIA. Prospective members must meet [Intermediate (Level II) or Advanced (Level III)] certification requirements, have a Bachelor’s degree and 24 semester-hours business related courses, and must be selected by their DoD component for membership. An individual may decline membership, but only Corps members can fill Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs).
The G-1 approved the development of a collar and regimental insignia for Career Management Field 51 on 15 October 2007. The insignia was authorized on 8 January 2008. The collar insignia is worn by enlisted personnel only. The regimental insignia may be worn by soldiers awarded Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 51C. A gold color metal and black enameled device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) overall consisting of a black disc bearing the Alpha and Omega interlaced, overall between two laurel branches crossed in base with a sword superimposed on each all entwined by a riband, an eagle’s head erased, all gold. Attached across the bottom is a black scroll doubled and inscribed with “PACTUM EXCELLO” in gold. Black and gold are the dominate colors of the Acquisition Corps emblem. The Greek “Alpha” and “Omega” are adapted from the organization’s emblem and symbolize the intricate continuous acquisition process and mission. The eagle, our National symbol, represents vigilance and military preparedness. Black alludes to dependability and solidarity, while gold signifies excellence and high ideals. Laurel symbolizes honor and high achievement and the swords represent protection, service and support to mission accomplishment. “Pactum Excello” is Latin for “Contracting Excellence” and refers to Acquisition soldiers performing contracting operations and functions in support of the soldier.

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