ACE has been awarded a contract by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) to continue and expand its longtime Military Evaluations work aimed at helping service members and veterans gain access to higher education.
The $18.8 million contract from DANTES, a Department of Defense agency, is effective this month and provides ACE the ability to expand its capacity for evaluating military courses and occupations. It also increases the capacity to help service members, veterans, institutions and civilian employers understand the value of accepting academic credit recommendations through the use of training, workshops, webinars and other innovative technology.
ACE has conducted military evaluations for more than 60 years. This new contract cycle includes a base year with four option years.
“Providing a critical link between the Department of Defense and higher education and assisting service members and veterans in pursuing postsecondary education is part of our DNA,” said ACE President Molly Corbett Broad. “We are eager to continue that important work and expand its scope in ways that will enable even more service members and veterans to use their military experiences and occupations to speed their time to gaining the college degrees and credentials that are needed to compete in today’s global economy.”
ACE’s Military Guide is a powerful tool used to locate and review the thousands of courses the Council has evaluated and recommended for college credit since 1954.
The Military Guide is the sole source of information for all military courses and occupations evaluated by ACE, which makes credit recommendations based on reviews conducted by college and university faculty members who are actively teaching in the areas under consideration. These credit recommendations appear on the service member’s Joint Services Transcript.
The Military Guide also has a Frequently Asked Questions section that service members and veterans, higher education institutions and civilian employers will find helpful.