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DOD - 402 - Army Education Advisory Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameArmy Education Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2022Committee 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 Date7/27/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director
Date Of Renewal Charter7/27/2024Designated 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
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The AEAC provides the Secretary of Defense, through the Secretary of the Army independent advice and recommendations on U.S. Army educational matters. The AEAC will focus on matters pertaining to the educational, doctrinal and research policies and activities of the U.S. Army’s educational programs, to include the U.S. Army’s joint professional military education programs. The Committee will assess and provide independent advice and recommendations across the spectrum of educational policies, school curricula, 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 will also provide independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the Army Historical Program and the role and mission of the U.S. Army Center of Military History, particularly as they pertain to the study and use of military history in Army schools
How is membership balanced?*The Committee will be composed of not more than 15 members and will include: (a) not more than 11 individuals from either the public or private sector who are eminent authorities in the fields of academia, leadership, management, and defense, including those who are deemed to be historical scholars; (b) the Chief Historian of the Army, U.S. Army, Center of Military History; and (c) the Chairs of the United States Army War College Board of Visitors Subcommittee, Command and General Staff College Board of Visitors Subcommittee, and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Board of Visitors Subcommittee.

The DoD, in selecting potential candidates for the Committee, reviews the educational and professional credentials of individuals and bases its selection on this review and the subject matters tasked to the Committee. The Committee’s membership balance is not static and the Secretary of Defense or the Deputy Secretary of Defense may change the membership based upon work assigned to the Committee by the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense, or the Secretary of the Army, as the Committee’s Sponsor. Each Committee member, based upon his or her individual expertise, exercises his or her own best judgment concerning matters before the Committee, does not represent any particular point of view, and discusses and deliberates in a manner that is free from conflicts of interest.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*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 Fiscal Year (FY) 22, due to suspension of all advisory committee operations by SECDEF, the number of meetings conducted by AEAC and subcommittees was less than anticipated.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The AEAC is inextricably linked to the degree awarding aspects of the Army education mission set forth in statute for Command and Staff General College, Defense Language Institute, and the U.S. Army War College. In order to retain regional accreditation recognition of their Masters and Associate of Arts Degree Programs, the institutions: must bring together an outside, independent body of nationally recognized individuals representing the various regional, academic and minority interests. The regional accreditation associations are: the Higher Learning Commission, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are not closed to the public unless the Department of Defense determines that items on the planned agenda meet the closed-meeting provisions of 5 U.S.C. § 552b(c). Pursuant to DoD policy closed meetings can only be authorized by the DoD Sponsor, who is the Secretary of the Army, and only after consultation with the appropriate General Counsel.
Recommendation RemarksThe Department of Defense views the AEAC as a vital link between the Army and nation’s civilian education and training community and provides a valuable source that furthers the Army’s training and educational objectives. Additionally, the AEAC provides the Secretary of Defense, through the Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army and senior Army Staff, with an advisory source capable of preforming independent credible analyses on key issues of concern to the Army, then proposing viable courses of action for consideration and implementation.

Three of the four permanent AEAC Subcommittees serve as Board of Visitors (BoV): U. S. Army War College, Command and General Staff College, and Defense Language Institute. Each BoV addresses specific Institutional educational programs and responsible for assuring educational quality, enhance institutional effectiveness, fostering continuous improvement and retaining the institution’s accreditation as a degree granting college.

The Department of the Army Historical Advisory Subcommittee provides the AEAC 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.
In FY 22 the Quality of Basic Combat Training at Army Training Centers study continued to be deferred until such time the AEAC was authorized to reconstitute and new membership approved. The study tasked the committee to evaluate the BCT Drill Sergeant (DS) and BCT Committee Group (BCTCG) execution of the BCT Program of Instruction (POI) within and across the training bases and assess the quality and quantity shortfalls of instructional training equipment and supplies specified by the POI. AEAC makes every effort to meet at a minimum twice per year in accordance with its charter, however, due to the Committees’ suspension of all advisory committee operations, the number of meetings conducted by AEAC and subcommittees was less than anticipated. Accrediting institutions continue to work extremely close with regional accrediting commissions to ensure there are no adverse impacts on any of the institutions or their accreditation status.

During FY22, the committee and subcommittee staff worked on preparing committee justifications and preparing briefings and information papers to Army leadership regarding potential member nominations.


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 permanent subcommittees serve as Board of Visitors (BoV) who’s primary focus is on evaluation standards for accreditation, a mandatory requirement of their accreditation commission. BoVs play a significant role in setting policy; reviewing and approving major institutional priorities, reviewing faculty and staff, and overseeing the academic programs of the institution. Provisional findings and recommendations that have been fully deliberated and approved by the AEAC, 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, the fourth permanent subcommittee, 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 by subcommittees assist the Army in training its Soldiers. Subcommittees review curriculum and academic issues to maintain degree granting status, but also their application to Army education and training on how best to train its personnel. Subcommittees provide their provisional findings and recommendations to the AEAC for full discussion and deliberation under the open-meeting rules.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe AEAC's recommendations focus on the improved education for the Department of the Army and its benefits are not realized in cost savings, but rather in the intangible result of an improved force through education and capabilities.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*147Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn FY 22, there were no formal recommendations considered by the committee due to the inability to meet due to the Zero-Based Review conducted by the Secretary of Defense. AEAC is an advisory source capable of preforming independent credible analyses on key issues of concern to the Army, then proposing viable courses of action for consideration and implementation. Recommendations deal with Army educational matters and 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 database for additional information or data.
Agency Feedback Comment*The Committee receives updates from Army leadership at its General Membership meeting and in information papers on Army and TRADOC Major Initiatives upon request at other times throughout the year. The public can obtain information regarding agency responses to committee recommendations by accessing the meeting minutes in the FACA Database or by contacting the Designated Federal Officer.Narrative Description*AEAC focuses specifically on issues of importance to the Army making recommendations on accreditation, learning, training, and educational matters and offering a clear, non-parochial view on the matters while calling attention to issues that may present senior leadership with alternative courses of action.
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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*$9,754.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$170,968.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$235,648.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$97,550.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$15,200.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$6,200.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$1,000.00
Total Costs$170,968.00Est. Total Next FY*$365,352.00
Date Cost Last Modified6/15/2022 12:13 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*2.09
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.45Est Cost RemarksFY travel reimbursement and other cost are projections based on the assumption SECDEF approves AEAC membership and an anticipated return to normal operations/functions
Cost RemarksNo meetings occurred in FY22 eliminating travel related reimbursements.  
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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031281Command and General Staff College Subcommittee2022
 COM-031613Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center2022
 COM-031752Department of the Army Historical Advisory Subcommittee2022
 COM-032206United States Army War College Subcommittee2022


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039131Army Education Advisory Committee2021
 COM-037637Army Education Advisory Committee2020
 COM-035758Army Education Advisory Committee2019
 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