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DOD - 402 - Army Education Advisory Committee - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameArmy Education Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2020Committee 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 Date7/27/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director
Date Of Renewal Charter7/27/2022Designated 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*albert.w.joyner.civ@mail.mil
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

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 20, 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 composed of no more than 15 members and will include: (a) not more than 11 individuals who are eminent authorities in the fields of defense, management, leadership, and academia, 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. Members are selected from a cross section of the United States and properly reflect genders, diverse ethnicities, geographic areas, points of views, 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 a fully 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 a fully 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 a fully 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 15 members: nine 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 their 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 20, the number of meetings conducted by AEAC and subcommittees was less than anticipated. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions were imposed by DoD as a precaution to ensure the health and wellbeing all participants. 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?*C&GSC, DLIFLC, and USAWC are institutions authorized by Congress, operate under federal control and must have a public board. 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. 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 parent 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) provides independent advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, through the Secretary of the Army 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. 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, report(s) prepared by its members can be found in the reports section of the database. In Fiscal Year (FY) 20 the AEAC kicked-off the Quality of Basic Combat Training at Army Training Centers study. The committee was tasked 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.
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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 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 have 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. 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 CommentN/AGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*147Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn FY 20, there were no formal recommendations considered by the committee due to the inability to meet as a result of travel restrictions in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. At the earliest opportunity once travel restrictions lifted, the committee will convene to consider any provisional findings made by the subcommittees and will resume its study engagement. Subcommittees provide advice and recommendations to the AEAC parent committee for full 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 database for additional information or data.
Agency Feedback Comment*Advice is provided to the Subcommittee's Commandant, ASA(M&RA), AEAC Director and Chairman on a recurring basis and ranges from GFO level to AASA's direct contact with committee Chair.Narrative Description*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 while calling attention to issues that may present senior leadership with alternative courses of action.
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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*$126,741.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$131,176.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$6,418.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$25,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$1,022.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$3,100.00
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$134,181.00Est. Total Next FY*$159,276.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.00
Cost RemarksDoD imposed travel restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, a precaution to ensure the health and well-being of all participants. The impact was a reduced number of meetings and less travel reimbursement in the current FY.Est Cost RemarksAnticipating COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions will be rescinded in the coming FY, travel will resume resulting in an increase of travel reimbursement over previous FY.
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Computer Technology
Information Technology
Education
Education
Schools and Academic Institutions
Training
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031281Command and General Staff College Subcommittee2020
 COM-031613Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center2020
 COM-031752Department of the Army Historical Advisory Subcommittee2020
 COM-032206United States Army War College Subcommittee2020
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 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