DAC provides internship training for the Ammunition Manager and QASAS career programs. The goal of the internship is to prepare incumbents for journeyman level positions. Intern training consists of two phases:
Upon successful completion of Phase 1, interns will receive a non-competitive promotion to GS-9. Upon successful completion of Phase 2, interns will receive a non-competitive promotion to GS-11.
The Career Program was established in 1983 to provide a worldwide pool of trained ammunition managers to support the Armyâ€™s ammunition logistics mission. CP 33 has supported the warfighters with trained ammunition logistics experts for over twenty years and has more than 500 ammunition managers worldwide.
The Ammunition Management Career Program (AMCP) Office assigns Ammunition Manager interns to permanent duty locations after completion of classroom training at DAC.
While the need for quality assurance of ammunition has always been with military forces it was not until 1920 that a career program was established which had as its sole function the surveillance of all ammunition in the stockpile of the American armed forces. This career program is known today as CP 20, QASAS.
Over the years CP 20 would develop a system of mandatory rotation, known as the Rotation Plan (currently referred to as mandatory mobility), which would become the single most important organizational characteristic of the program. QASAS have served around the world and have deployed in every war since WWII.