Military Review Resources

Revised Review Process and Timeline

​​​​​​PLEASE NOTE: The military review timeline, process, and forms have changed. Effective July 1, 2021, there is a new process for requesting ACE military reviews.

Please see below for details on the new process, the new timeline, and review readiness. For assistance, please email​

As of July 1, 2021, ACE has a new streamlined process to help services request and manage reviews. Training sites will now work with their service program managers to identify projected review needs and submit review requests electronically through a dedicated portal that feeds directly into ACE’s database. 

Please read the instructions and timeline below carefully:

  1. July 2021: Service program managers contact training sites to prepare for the next cycle of reviews.  This communication will include information about training sessions for each service.
  2. July 2021: Training site points of contact set up ACE accounts.
  3. July 2021: Training sites complete review submission forms in the portal, identifying proposed review dates and detailing the courses and/or occupations to be reviewed.
  4. August 2021: Requests for reviews go to the service program managers.
  5. August 2021: Service program managers approve or reject the review requests.
  6. September 2021: ACE works with the services and DANTES to create and approve the master schedule.
  7. October 2021: The master schedule of reviews for April 1, 2022–March 31, 2023 is published.

The ACE review master schedule is established through collaboration between ACE, DANTES, service program managers, and their military schoolhouses.

Please note that the new contract stron​gly encourages virtual reviews.

Please read the "Understanding Review Readiness" section below for details on review readiness criteria and levels.

For assistance, please email​

Understanding Review Readiness

The service program manager and ACE will analyze the review requests and determine the level of readiness for virtual reviews. Schoolhouses that have not done a virtual review can use the information below to evaluate their readiness for a virtual review.

Readiness Criteria:

This analysis is based on criteria such as:

  • Electronic availability of course materials
  • Point of contact (POC) availability
  • Course count/academic hour average
  • Content areas covered
  • Occupation count
  • Virtual capability for occupation interviews

Readiness Levels:

Review readiness levels are defined in the following way:

  • Level 1—not eligible for virtual reviews, but will be considered for remediation and/or onsite reviews (e.g., course materials are not in digital formats; schoolhouse cannot access the virtual review platform; course count and/or academic hour average are too large for a virtual review)
  • Level 2—not eligible for virtual reviews until the identified areas are remedied (e.g., course materials in partial digital formats, schoolhouse cannot access the virtual review platform)
  • Level 3—ready for a virtual review (e.g., course materials available in digital formats; schoolhouse can access virtual review platform; course count fits virtual review guidelines)

For assistance, please email​

Service-Specific Resources

Service program managers schedule courses and occupations for review based on their priorities. For questions about review scheduling or requirements, send an email to the relevant service listed below. ​


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Marine Corps

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Coast Guard

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Air Force

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