AOC 59A Strategist

AOC Description

Serves in positions at multiple levels within the U.S. Armed Forces and the U.S. Government, to include high-level staff positions within the Armed Forces and government agencies, and within Army schools and colleges. Formulates departmental, DoD and U.S. Government positions on national security policy and national military strategy. Provides assessments and recommendations to senior military and civilian decision-makers related to national security. Prepares or contributes to key policy documents or strategy for a theater of operations. Relates national security and national military strategies to Army, joint and multinational force requirements. Develops operational and strategic level Army and joint warfighting concepts and doctrine.

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In Demand

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Skill Level

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Star

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Mandatory

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Proponent Funded

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CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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