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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameArmy Education Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number402
Original Establishment Date8/5/1974Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date7/27/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director
Date Of Renewal Charter7/27/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Wayne
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Joyner
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Agency DeterminationDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(757) 501-5810
Effective Date Of Authority*1/1/1990Designated Federal Officer Fax*(757) 501-5434
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*albert.w.joyner.civ@mail.mil
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The AEAC provides advice on Army educational programs, educational matters, accreditation, and historical work and methods of interest to the Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and senior Army leadership. During FY 19, the AEAC provided advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the educational, doctrinal, and research policies and activities of the U.S. Army's educational programs, to include the educational philosophy and objectives, program effectiveness, facilities, staff and faculty, instructional methods and other aspects of the organization and management of these programs. The committee further accomplished its mission operating through 4 subcommittees: Command & General Staff College (C&GSC), U.S. Army War College (USAWC), Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), and Department of the Army Historical Advisory Subcommittee (DAHAS). The advice, counsel, and recommendations of the committee and subcommittees assist the Army in training its Soldiers by reviewing the curriculum and academic issues needed to maintain degree granting status and their application to Army education and training to best train its personnel.
How is membership balanced?*AEAC is authorized 15 members (includes representation from its subcommittees). Members of the committee and subcommittees are selected from a cross section of the United States and properly reflect genders, diverse ethnicities, geographic areas, and required educational and professional credentials. The Committee actively seeks to maintain a diverse membership and reviews records closely to ensure representation includes a variety of points of view, balances in age, race, sex, and the required areas of expertise needed to provide the Department of the Army with balanced advice. The CGSC BOV Subcommittee is composed of not more than 12 members. In order for the CGSC to be an accredited institution, the North Central Association (NCA) stipulates that the College maintain a board of distinguished civilian educators representing prominent academic institutions in each of the 6 regional accrediting associations. Accordingly, the CGSC BOV has 2 members from institutions of the NCA; at least one member is from an institution in each of the other 5 regional accrediting associations. All members represent both public and private institutions and a variety of academic disciplines and appointments. The DLIFLC BOV is composed of no more than 12 members. The BOV advises the Commandant and Provost of DLIFLC on matters related to the Institute's mission to include: academic policies, staff & faculty development, student success indicators, curricula, program effectiveness, and others. Members will include distinguished men and women from academia, business, government, military, research, and other professionals. In order for the DLIFLC to be an accredited institution, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges stipulates that the DLIFLC maintain an active board. The USAWC BOV is composed of no more than 12 members selected from the areas of academics, former reserve component military graduates of a distance learning course, former civilian/military, and business/industry. The BOV provides expert counsel and advice relating to all AWC organizations and activities, educational philosophy and objectives, academic accreditation, curriculum development, program effectiveness and other aspects of organization and management. In order for the AWC to be an accredited institution, Middle States Commission on Higher Education stipulates that the College maintain an active board to fulfill all its responsibilities. The DAHAS is comprised of no more than 12 members: six members from academia who are deemed to be historical scholars, and six members appointed, ex officio, as RGE members. The six ex officio members are: the Dean of the Academic Board, U.S. Military Academy, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command; Deputy Commandant, U.S. Army War College; Deputy Commandant, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army; and Chief Historian of the Army, U.S. Army, Center of Military History.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*As degree granting institutions, CGSC, USAWC, and DLIFLC BOVs are required to have Federal Degree Granting Authority pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 401 § 4321 (AWC), 4314 (CGSC), and 108 § 2168 (DLI), must meet the standards and requirements of the Department of Education and be regionally accredited to award Masters and Associate of Arts Degrees respectively. BOVs must adhere to regional academic accrediting commission's guidelines, policies, and standards at all times. To fully comply, BOVs must have and maintain a continuously active board with FACA compliant membership. BOVs play a significant role in helping set policy, reviewing the institution’s finances, reviewing and approving major institutional priorities, reviewing faculty and staff, overseeing the academic programs of the institution, and meet at a minimum once per year. The AEAC meets as often as required to accomplish its mission and discuss and deliberate actionable provisional findings and recommendations submitted by its Subcommittees. The AEAC makes every effort to meet at a minimum twice per year in accordance with its charter. However, in the event there are no assigned task and/or no actionable issues from its subcommittees, in the best interest of expenditure of public funds, the AEAC will meet only when required. In FY 2019, the number of open meetings conducted by AEAC and subcommittees was less than anticipated due to membership related issue at Department of Defense resulting in insufficient number of active members to constitute a quorum. The reduced number of meetings during the fiscal year however had no adverse impact on any of the institutions or their accreditation.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Institutions authorized by Congress and operating under federal control must have a public board. In order to retain regional accreditation recognition of their Masters and Associate of Arts Degree Programs, the institutions: C&GSC, DLI, and USAWC must bring together an outside, independent body of nationally recognized individuals representing the various regional, academic and minority interests. BOVs have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered parent Committee and likewise does not work independently of the chartered Committee. Subcommittees report all their provisional findings and recommendations to the Committee for full deliberation and discussion in an open forum. The DLIFLC is established under the DODD 5160.41E as part of the Defense Language Steering Committee (DLSC) with the Army as the executive agent for the DLIFLC portion. The DLIFLC provides operational foreign language services required to meet DoD critical mission requirements. As an accredited Institute, the DLIFLC must likewise bring together an outside body comprised of nationally recognized individuals representing the various regional, academic and minority interests.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe Army Education Advisory Committee (AEAC) makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Army, the Chief of Staff of the Army, and senior Army Staff on learning, training, and educational matters of major concern to the Army. AEAC Subcommittees that serve as Board of Visitors are: Army War College, Command and General Staff College, and Defense Language Institute. Each addresses specific Institutional educational programs and responsible for retaining the institution’s accreditation as a degree granting college. The Department of the Army Historical Advisory Subcommittee provides the Chief of Staff of the Army, and the Secretary of the Army with advice and counsel regarding: (1) the conformity of the Army’s historical work and methods with professional standards; (2) ways to increase cooperation between the historical and military professions in advancing the purpose of the Army Historical Program; (3) approval of the annual Army Historical Program report; and (4) the furtherance of the mission of the U.S. Army Center of Military History to promote the study and use of military history in both civilian and military schools. Subcommittee's findings and recommendations are reported to the AEAC for full discussions and deliberation in an open meeting prior to forwarding the Committee's recommendations to the Government decision maker. All recommendations are located in the meeting minutes. Committee and subcommittee meeting minute summaries, agenda, and attendees list can be found under the meeting portion of the database. Meeting summaries include, at a minimum time, date, and location of each meeting; a description of matters discussed; agenda, attendees, persons who presented; documents received, issued, or approved; and the Committee’s resolution, if any. Formal study efforts undertaken by the committee or subcommittees, the report(s) prepared by its members can be found in the reports section of the database. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 the AEAC concluded its focus on Basic Combat Training (BCT) Workload. AEAC was tasked to examine the execution of BCT and evaluate the effectiveness of current training strategies and manpower models to determine potential resource changes or updates. Additionally in FY 19, AEAC has been tasked to examine the Quality of BCT and to evaluate the integration of Large Scale Combat Operations (LSCO) / Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) in its core curricular. Department of Defense (DoD) policy between fiscal year 2007 and 2011 required that subcommittee members be listed separately in the subcommittee section of GSA’s Database, even if they were duly appointed members of the parent committee. This policy, in some instances, caused a duplication of entries. Beginning in fiscal year 2012, DoD will only list in the subcommittee section of GSA’s Database those who are appointed to just a subcommittee. If an individual is appointed to the parent committee and to one of the committee’s authorized subcommittees then his or her subcommittee affiliation will be reflected in the parent committee membership section of GSA’s Database.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThree (3) of the four (4) permanent subcommittees focus on accreditation and other educational areas. Recommendations that have been fully deliberated and discussed by the AEAC and are approved, assist in the maintenance of the higher academic standards, and ensuring that Army educational policies and techniques are relevant, current, and equal to those found in the finest institutions of higher education. DAHAS provides focus on conformity of the Army’s historical work and methods with professional standards, and promotes the study and use of military history in both civilian and military schools.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe advice, counsel, and recommendations of subcommittees assist the Army in training its Soldiers by reviewing the curriculum and academic issues needed to maintain degree granting status and their application to Army education and training to on how best train its personnel. Subcommittees provide their provisional findings and recommendations to the AEAC for full discussion and deliberation under the open-meeting rules. AEAC forwards the committee’s decisions to the subcommittee’s sponsor through the subcommittee's Alternate Designated Federal Officer.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe AEAC is composed of four permanent subcommittees that are geographically dispersed. Subcommittees do not work independently of the Committee and report all their recommendations and advice solely to the Committee for full deliberation and discussion. However, each Subcommittee functions independently of the other with regard to funding and costs associated with their missions.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*147Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentSubcommittees provide advice and recommendations to the AEAC parent committee for deliberation prior to forwarding to the Government decision maker. Recommendations deal with accreditation aspects for each of the educational institutions supported by the Department of the Army and the Army Historical Advisory Subcommittee. Some aspects considered include: academic policies, staff and faculty development, student success indicators, curricula, educational methodology and objectives, program effectiveness, instructional methods, research, academic administration, advancing the purpose of the Army Historical Program, and promote the study and use of military history in both civilian and military schools.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*82.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentSince 2003 there is adequate evidence through institutional feedback that 121 of the 147 findings and recommendation formally made were fully adopted.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*19.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentSince 2003 there is evidence through institutional feedback that 28 of the 147 findings and recommendation made were partially-adopted.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentEach subcommittee may be accessed from their respective portion of the FACA website for additional information or data.
Agency Feedback CommentAdvice is provided to the Subcommittee's Commandant, AEAC Director and Chairman on a recurring basis and ranges from GFO level to AASA's direct contact with committee Chair.Narrative Description*The Army Education Advisory Committee (AEAC) provides the Secretary of the Army, the Chief of Staff of the Army, and senior Army Staff a venue to study, research, and obtain assessments of relevant Army issues for which senior leadership seeks independent, unbiased and objective analyses on. AEAC makes recommendations on learning, training, and educational matters and focuses specifically on issues of importance to the Army offering a clear, non-parochial view on the matters, calling attention to issues that may present senior leadership with alternative courses of action. AEAC Subcommittees that serve as Board of Visitors are: Army War College, Command and General Staff College, and Defense Language Institute. Each addresses specific Institutional educational programs and responsible for retaining the institution’s accreditation as a degree granting college. The Department of the Army Historical Advisory Subcommittee provides the Chief of Staff of the Army, and the Secretary of the Army with advice and counsel regarding: (1) the conformity of the Army’s historical work and methods with professional standards; (2) ways to increase cooperation between the historical and military professions in advancing the purpose of the Army Historical Program; (3) approval of the annual Army Historical Program report; and (4) the furtherance of the mission of the U.S. Army Center of Military History to promote the study and use of military history in both civilian and military schools. Subcommittee's findings and recommendations are reported to the AEAC for full discussions and deliberation in an open meeting prior to forwarding the Committee's recommendations to the Government decision maker. All recommendations are located in the meeting minutes. Committee and subcommittee meeting minute summaries, agenda, and attendees list can be found under the meeting portion of the database. Meeting summaries include, at a minimum time, date, and location of each meeting; a description of matters discussed; agenda, attendees, persons who presented; documents received, issued, or approved; and the Committee’s resolution, if any. Formal study efforts undertaken by the committee or subcommittees, the report(s) prepared by its members can be found in the reports section of the database. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 the AEAC concluded its focus on Basic Combat Training (BCT) Workload. AEAC was tasked to examine the execution of BCT and evaluate the effectiveness of current training strategies and manpower models to determine potential resource changes or updates. Additionally in FY 19, AEAC has been tasked to examine the Quality of BCT and to evaluate the integration of Large Scale Combat Operations (LSCO) / Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) in its core curricular. Department of Defense (DoD) policy between fiscal year 2007 and 2011 required that subcommittee members be listed separately in the subcommittee section of GSA’s Database, even if they were duly appointed members of the parent committee. This policy, in some instances, caused a duplication of entries. Beginning in fiscal year 2012, DoD will only list in the subcommittee section of GSA’s Database those who are appointed to just a subcommittee. If an individual is appointed to the parent committee and to one of the committee’s authorized subcommittees then his or her subcommittee affiliation will be reflected in the parent committee membership section of GSA’s Database
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$123,650.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$126,741.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$6,473.04Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$35,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$374.34Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$1,500.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$6,500.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$130,497.38Est. Total Next FY*$169,741.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.00
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SUBCOMMITTEES

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Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031613Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center2019
 COM-031752Department of the Army Historical Advisory Subcommittee2019
 COM-031281The Command and General Staff College Subcommittee2019
 COM-032206The U.S. Army War College Subcommittee2019
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-033091Army Education Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001309Army Education Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002864Army Education Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003510Army Education Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005021Army Education Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005632Army Education Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007208Army Education Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007728Army Education Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009301Army Education Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009768Army Education Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011195Army Education Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011696Army Education Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013075Army Education Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013540Army Education Advisory Committee2005
 COM-015021Army Education Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015241Army Education Advisory Committee2003
 COM-017104Army Education Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017435Army Education Advisory Committee2001
 COM-019060Army Education Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019221Army Education Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020807Army Education Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021238Army Education Advisory Committee1997