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Since its comprehensive redesign in October 2015, ACT has been busy updating and improving the overall quality of information available to users. One of the central focus areas has been improving the professional development model, or PDM and career maps for Soldiers. The enlisted PDM provides a standardized framework and all-inclusive career enhancing information to Soldiers, leaders, and personnel managers for the professional development of noncommissioned officers. The PDM serves as the professional reference for a successful military career, while providing information and guidance on assignments, education and training. PDMs are created for each military occupational specialty by the MOS proponent.
The latest enlisted ACT improvements include:
- Redesigned enlisted career maps
In November 2015, ACT redesigned and updated the enlisted career maps, located on the Professional Development Model page. The redesign standardized and centralized career maps across all CMFs and MOSs. Soldiers can view recommendations tailored to their MOS and rank, allowing them to proactively plan and manage their career progression.
- Directly related and stared credentials on PDMs & career maps
In addition to the redesigned career maps, Soldiers also now see the most relevant credentials directly related to their MOS. These credentials are annotated with a star icon indicating that this is considered to be the most recommended for their career phase. ACT receives these starred credentials directly from COOL (Credentialing Opportunity Online), the Army’s official credentialing source system.
- Joint professional military education on PDMs & career maps
Soldiers preparing for broadening assignments in a joint environment can view joint professional military education opportunities in their PDM and career map.
- Two-way leader & mentor requests
Leaders and mentors can directly request first line subordinates and mentees link up in ACT. All users are required to have their first line leader identified in ACT to access the application. Additionally, first line leader linkups are necessary to approve Soldiers’ individual development plans, which are an annual requirement outlined in AR 350-1.
- Training validation & completion input
Leaders can validate completed training for subordinates, which will populate in their ACT career record. Completion types include: AR 350-1 Mandatory Training, Transition Requirements and TASP Sponsor Training.
- Exportable profile
Soldiers can export their ACT profile into a document, which can then be used both by Soldiers as a resume template, and by their leaders as they populate their leader book.
With the completion of these latest improvements, ACT is taking inventory and planning ahead for future enhancements. Soldiers can anticipate a newly updated ACT home page, with direct access to the career maps from the home page. ACT aims to continue engaging Soldiers and other stakeholders to gather feedback and continually improve the application and quality of information so that Soldiers can proactively track and manage their career.