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Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
L1 Product Support Management  Plan and manage cost and performance across the product support value chain, from design through disposal.
L2 Supply Support  Identify, plan for, resource, and implement management actions to acquire repair parts, spares, and all classes of supply to ensure the best equipment/capability is available to support the Warfighter or maintainer when it is needed at the lowest possible.
L3 Packaging, Handling, Storage & Transportation (PHS&T)  Identify, plan, resource, and acquire packaging/preservation, handling, storage and transportation (PHS&T) requirements to maximize availability and usability of the materiel to include support items whenever they are needed for training or mission.
L4 Maintenance Planning & Management  Identify, plan, resource, and implement maintenance concepts and requirements to ensure the best possible equipment/capability is available when the Warfighter needs it at the lowest possible Total Ownership Cost (TOC).
L5 Design Interface  Participate in and leverage the systems engineering process to impact the design from its inception throughout the life cycle, facilitating supportability to maximize the availability, effectiveness and capability of the system at the lowest Total Ownership Cost (TOC).
L6 Sustaining Engineering  Support in-service systems in their operational environments.
L7 Technical Data  Identify, plan, resource and implement management actions to develop and acquire information to operate, install, maintain, and train on the equipment to maximize its effectiveness and availability; effectively catalog and acquire spare/repair parts, support equipment, and all classes of supply; define the configuration baseline of the system (hardware and software) to effectively support the Warfighter with the best capability at the time it is needed.
L8 Computer Resources  Identify, plan, resource, and acquire facilities, hardware, software, documentation, manpower and personnel necessary for planning and management of mission critical computer hardware and software systems. Coordinate and implement agreements necessary to manage technical interfaces, and to manage work performed by maintenance activities. Establish and update plans for periodic test and certification activities required throughout the life cycle.
L9 Facilities & Infrastructure  Identify, plan, resource, and acquire facilities to enable training, maintenance and storage to maximize effectiveness of system operation and the logistics support system at the lowest TOC. Identify and prepare plans for the acquisition of facilities to enable responsive support for the Warfighter.
L10 Manpower & Personnel  Identify, plan, resource and acquire personnel, civilian and military, with the grades and skills required to operate equipment, to complete the missions, to effectively fight or support the fight, to win our nation’s wars; and to effectively support the Warfighter, and to ensure the best capability is available for the Warfighter when needed.
L11 Support Equipment  Identify, plan, resource and implement management actions to acquire and support the equipment (mobile or fixed) required to sustain the operation and maintenance of the system to ensure that the system is available to the Warfighter when it is needed at the lowest Total Ownership Cost (TOC).
L12 Training & Training Support  Plan, resource, and implement a cohesive integrated strategy early in the development process to train military and civilian personnel to maximize the effectiveness of the doctrine, manpower and personnel, to fight, operate, and maintain the equipment throughout the life cycle. As part of the strategy, plan, resource, and implement management actions to identify, develop, and acquire Training Aids Devices Simulators and Simulations (TADSS) to maximize the effectiveness of the manpower and personnel to fight, operate, and sustain equipment at the lowest Total Ownership Cost (TOC).
Core Certification Standards (required for DAWIA certification)
 Acquisition Training   The virtual or "V" version of a course noted by the "V" after the course number in the course ID is acceptable in lieu of the (R) version of a course.
  ACQ 2020  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A
  ACQ 2030  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B (R)
  CLE 068  Intellectual Property and Data Rights
 Functional Training   LOG 200  Product Support Strategy Development, Part A
  LOG 201  Product Support Strategy Development, Part B (R)
  LOG 206  Intermediate Systems Sustainment Management
  LOG 235  Performance-Based Logistics
  CLC 011  Contracting for the Rest of Us
  LOG 0010  Life Cycle Product Support Management
  LOG 0120  Supportability Analysis Fundamentals
  AND choose one of the following five (5) course options listed below:
  EVM 101  Fundamentals of Earned Value Management
  RQM 110  Core Concepts for Requirements Management
  LOG 2040  Configuration Management
  LOG 2150  Technical Data Management
  option 5 includes all three (3) of the CON courses listed below:
  CON 121  Contract Planning
  CON 124  Contract Execution
  CON 127  Contract Management
 Education Formal education not required for certification
 Experience 2 years of life cycle logistics experience in an acquisition and/or sustainment organization

Core Plus Development Guide (desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 L9 L10 L11 L12
  ACQ 120 Fundamentals of International Acquisition (FIAC)
  ACQ 1300 Fundamentals of Technology Security/Transfer          
  BCF 225 Acquisition Business Management Application (R)                      
  CLC 004 Market Research                      
  CLC 046 DoD Sustainable Procurement Program                
  CLC 057 Performance Based Payments and Value of Cash Flow                    
  CLE 001 Value Engineering                  
  CLE 004 Introduction to Lean Enterprise Concepts                  
  CLE 007 Lean Six Sigma for Manufacturing                  
  CLE 009 ESOH in Systems Engineering                    
  CLE 028 Market Research for Engineering and Technical Personnel                
  CLE 036 Engineering Change Proposals for Engineers                  
  CLE 040 IUID Marking              
  CLE 064 Standardization in the Acquisition Life Cycle                  
  CLE 068 Intellectual Property and Data Rights                  
  CLI 001 International Armaments Cooperation (IAC), Part 1
  CLI 002 International Armaments Cooperation (IAC), Part 2
  CLI 003 International Armaments Cooperation (IAC), Part 3
  CLI 004 Information Exchange Program (IEP), DoD Generic          
  CLI 007 Technology Transfer and Export Control
  CLL 043 Green Logistics: Planning for Sustainability                
  CLL 045 Designing for Transportability                    
  CLM 037 Physical Inventories                  
  CLM 059 Fundamentals of Small Business for the Acquisition Workforce                      
  CLM 075 Data Acquisition                    
  CLM 076 Data Markings                      
  CLR 151 Analysis of Alternatives                      
  ENG 201 Applied Systems Engineering in Defense Acquisition, Part I                  
  FE 201 Intermediate Facilities Engineering                    
  LOG 0030 Supportability Test & Evaluation              
  LOG 0230 Title 10 U.S.C. 2464 Core Statute Implementation                    
  LOG 0240 Title 10 Limitations on the Performance of Depot-Level Maintenance (50/50)                    
  LOG 0250 Depot Maintenance Inter-Service Support Agreements (DMISA)                      
  LOG 0290 Condition-Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+)                      
  LOG 0510 System Retirement, Disposition, Reclamation, Demilitarization & Disposal                  
  LOG 0570 Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)                    
  LOG 0630 Introduction to Parts Management                  
  LOG 206 Intermediate Systems Sustainment Management                      
  PMT 2520 Program Management Tools Course, Part I                      
  PMT 2570V Program Management Tools Course                      
  PQM 101 Production, Quality, and Manufacturing Fundamentals                  
  PQM 201A Intermediate Production, Quality, and Manufacturing, Part A                    
  PQM 201B Intermediate Production, Quality, and Manufacturing, Part B (R)                    
  TST 2040 Test and Evaluation for Practitioners (R)                  
  Baccalaureate degree in a logistics, business, management, or technical field, and/or completion of a certificate program in systems design and operational effectiveness or similar systems engineering/ technical education, business administration, and/or supply chain management
  Leadership and management courses such as Harvard Business School (HBS) training modules on the Continuous Learning page of the iCatalog.
 4 years of life cycle logistics experience in support of acquisition or sustainment of DoD weapons/ materiel systems
1 The Core Certification Standards section lists the training and/or education and experience REQUIRED for certification at this level for this career field within 24 months of assignment.
2 An "(R)" following a course title indicates the course is delivered as resident-based instruction.
5 When preparing your IDP, you and your supervisor should consider the training, education, and experience listed in the Core Plus Development Guide at this and the lower level(s) if not already completed.
21 A virtual instructor-led version of a course is available, the course number is noted by the “V” after the course ID. The “V” course is acceptable in lieu of the (R) version of the course. For example, ACQ 2030V is acceptable in lieu of ACQ 2030. A separate concept card is available at: