Army Career Tracker

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The Army Career Tracker is an efficient web-based software portal that offers tools and resources to both Service Members and DoD Army Civilians designed to promote self-initiated education for career advancement within the construct of a military career from entry to retirement. Offering five major platforms for research and networking, the Army Career Tracker encourages collaborative efforts in planning and executing an individual's successful progression through a specific Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) or Area of Concentration (AOC). Every track outlined in a military career has variables aligned with duty stations, rank requirements, and educational requirements, so the Army Career Tracker attempts to create transparency for the…show more content…
The Army Career Tracker is a one-stop shop for designing a military career. Journalist Michelle Tan wrote in the Army Times (2016), "the Tracker is a career management site that helps enlisted Soldiers, Officers, and Army civilians map out their careers based on their specialties" (para. 2). The designed is a hub to look at the career of a Service Member or DoD Army civilian holistically from entry into the primary Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) or Area of Concentration (AOC) through retirement. The Army Career Tracker allows Service Members the opportunity to track their professional specialty, plan their future goals and education, lead and manage subordinate career paths, and foster a community of…show more content…
The design of the Army Career Tracker is to be the portal for tracking professional development through both time and space. It utilizes and user-friendly dashboard method for general oversight that covers administrative data pulled from multiple Army sources like the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS), the Army Learning Management System (ALMS), the Electronic Military Personnel Office (eMILPO) and eleven other Army Systems. The "Track" drop down section also offers a Career Record selection clearing showing personnel every duty station, job assignment, and professional education opportunity that an individual has attempted plus the status of that attempt; i.e. completed, in-progress, etc. The track section also allows personnel to manage mentors within current assignments; i.e. raters, supervisors, etc., and from previous assignments where the Service Member or DoD Army Civilian finds it important to maintain a professional growth relationship with past

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