In the Army’s SAW program, career tracks will be created by
combining logical groupings of current occupations into
functional groupings based on the sharing of similar
functional competencies and the sharing of the same body of
knowledge or learning objectives. The tracks will be
institutional support, logistics and acquisition management,
science and engineering management, information operations
and medical support.
The goal of the tracks is to move away from “stovepiped”
career programs into in emphasis on leading multi-function
organizations. Each career track will include subtracks
whose objective is to create functional training and baseline
leadership training that will enable a SAW member to increase
the breadth of his skills, providing a diversity of
experience. The Army also hopes to move away from what it
considers inconsistent training and development and a
skills-based system to a more structured leader development
program based on Army-wide interests and a competency-based
system focusing on Army-wide goals and objectives.
The project management office, the Senior Army Workforce
Management Office, is conducting focus groups to validate
the career track plans.