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Military Guide

December 30, 1899

Military Guide

Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

ACE's Military Guide presents credit recommendations for formal courses and occupations offered by all branches of the military. These credit recommendations appear on the service member’s Joint Services Transcript (JST).

All recommendations are based on ACE reviews conducted by college and university faculty members who are actively teaching in the areas they review. 

The Military Guide includes all evaluated courses and occupations from 1954 to the present. New courses and occupations are continually being evaluated by ACE, and these entries are added on a daily basis. 

New Occupation Exhibits

During the past year, ACE convened a group of faculty evaluators, college and university registrars, and other key users to make recommendations on overhauling and streamlining the occupation exhibits on the Military Guide. The goal was to make it easier for college and university registrars to draw parallels between military occupations and college-level learning. Exhibits for occupations evaluated after October 1, 2016 follow the new format, including:

• A single summary of the duties performed by service members in that occupation

• Credit recommendations for each paygrade/skill level within the occupation, and

• Detailed learning outcomes for each subject area listed in the credit recommendations that document exactly what the student has learned in each subject area

The NEW sample occupation exhibit (PDF) provides more information for occupations evaluated after October 1, 2016.  For courses evaluated before September 30, 2016, see the sample occupation exhibit.  

The NEW sample course exhibit (PDF) provides more information for courses evaluated after October 1, 2015.  For courses evaluated before September 30, 2015, see the sample course exhibit.

Past Enhancements

ACE works closely with a variety of stakeholders who use the Military Guide to enhance the utility of the data.  Here are some examples of recent changes.

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bulletSearch Courses     Course exhibits begin with a two-letter code.
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