Military Evaluations

About Military Evaluations

​​​​​​​​ACE reviews military training (courses) and experiences (occupations) with the goal of awarding equivalent colle​ge credits for those experiences. An ACE military review bridges the gap between professional military education and postsecondary education.

The ACE Military Guide has over 25,000 exhibits (22,000 courses and 3,400 occupations) dating back to 1954. The results of ACE military reviews appear in the ACE Military Guide.

About the Review Process

The American Council on Education (ACE) works under a contract from the Department of Defense that is administered by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). The military services set the scheduling priorities for reviews.

Training sites work with their service program managers to identify projected review needs and prepare review submission requests before reviews are officially scheduled. Service program managers approve the completed review submission requests.

Reviews are conducted by faculty members from colleges and universities who are currently teaching in the areas they are reviewing. The review team analyzes materials, identifies learning outcomes, and recommends postsecondary credit based on its findings.

Please see the "Types of Military Reviews" section below for instructions to assist military training schoolhouses plan for and host successful ACE military onsite and virtual reviews.

Military points of contact should contact ACE directly if they have questions that are not answered here.

Request Military Reviews

The annual military review request process opens on July 1, 2021 and closes on August 31, 2021. This process applies to reviews scheduled from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

Contact your service program manager for more information on the training schedule.

For more information on review submission requests, visit the Military Review Resources​ page.

Types of Military Reviews

Course Reviews

​For course reviews, the ACE review team examines the materials used to deliver the content of the course, including instructor materials, student materials, and assessments. 

prepare for an Onsite Course Review

Military Occupation Reviews

​For occupation reviews, the team examines the official documentation for the military occupational specialty (MOS) or rating and validates the occupation’s critical tasks and skills during interviews with service members.

Prepare For an Occupation Review

Military Virtual Reviews

​For virtual reviews, the review team examines the course materials (instructor materials, student materials, and assessments) on a secure SharePoint platform. Virtual reviews are only used for courses.

​prepare for a Virtual Review


Military Review Resources

Military training providers can find service-specific forms and contact information to prepare for a review at the Military Review Resources​ page.

View Resource Materials

 The ACE Military Guide

Explore military training ​and occupations carrying ACE recommendations.

The ACE Military Guide​​​