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Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
L1 Product Support Management  Lead and oversee cost and performance across the product support value chain, from design through disposal.
L2 Supply Support  Oversee the identification of, planning for, resourcing, and implementation of 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)  Oversee the identification of, planning for, resourcing and acquisition of 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  Oversee the identification of, planning for, resourcing of and implementation of 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  Collaboratively engage 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  Oversee, lead, or influence the design, implementation and execution of support for in-service systems in their operational environments.
L7 Technical Data  Oversee the identification of, planning for, resourcing, and implementation of 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  Oversee the identification of, planning for, resourcing, and implementation of management actions to acquire and maintain 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  Oversee the identification of, planning for, resourcing, and implementation of management of 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  Oversee the identification of requirements for, planning for, resourcing, and implementation of management of 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  Oversee the identification of requirements for, planning for, resourcing, and implementation of management actions to acquire and maintain support 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  Oversee the identification of requirements for, planning for, resourcing, and implementation of management actions to acquire and support 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 No additional requirements
 Functional Training   LOG 340  Life Cycle Product Support (R)
  LOG 350  Enterprise Life Cycle Logistics Management (R)
  CLL 005  Developing a Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP)
  CLL 015  Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA)
  CLL 020  Independent Logistics Assessments
  And one of the following options:
  ACQ 265  Mission-Focused Services Acquisition (R)
  ACQ 315  Understanding Industry (Business Acumen) (R)
  BCF 216  Applied Operating and Support Cost Analysis (R)
  LOG 211  Supportability Analysis (R)
 Education Formal education not required for certification.
 Experience 4 years of life cycle logistics experience in an acquisition and/or sustainment organization

Unique Position Training Standards
PSMs for ACAT I/II and former ACAT I/II programs that are post-IOC or no longer have a PM reporting to a CAE (see Note 11 below)   LOG 465 Executive Product Support Manager’s Course (R)

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 230 International Acquisition Integration (R)                      
  ACQ 315 Understanding Industry (Business Acumen) (R)                    
  ACQ 405 Executive Refresher Course (R)
  ACQ 450 Leading in the Acquisition Environment (R)
  ACQ 451 Integrated Acquisition for Decision Makers (R)
  ACQ 452 Forging Stakeholder Relationships (R)
  ACQ 453 Leader as Coach (R)
  CLB 011 Budget Policy                      
  CLC 026 Performance-Based Payments Overview                      
  CLC 051 Managing Government Property in the Possession of Contractors                    
  CLC 055 Competition Requirements                      
  CLE 008 Six Sigma: Concepts and Processes                  
  CLE 023 Modeling and Simulation in Test and Evaluation                      
  CLE 039 Environmental Issues in Testing and Evaluation                      
  CLE 065 Standardization Documents                    
  CLE 070 Corrosion and Polymeric Coatings                  
  CLE 201 ISO 9000                    
  CLL 007 Lead Free Electronics Impact on DoD Programs                  
  CLL 026 Depot Maintenance Capacity Measurement                      
  CLL 056 Sustainment of Software Intensive Systems            
  CLL 120 The DoD Shelf-Life Program                  
  CLL 201 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Fundamentals            
  CLM 014 Team Management and Leadership                
  CLM 016 Cost Estimating                      
  CLM 017 Risk Management
  CLM 044 Radio Frequency Identification                    
  CLM 047 Fiscal and Physical Accountability and Management of DoD Equipment                      
  CLM 073 Data Management Planning System                      
  CLM 077 Data Management Protection and Storage                      
  CLM 200 Item-Unique Identification                
  CLM 201 Serialized Item Management (SIM)                
  CLR 250 Capabilities-Based Assessment                      
  CLR 252 Developing Performance Attributes                      
  CLX 160 Introduction to Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)                    
  CON 237 Simplified Acquisition Procedures                      
  CON 280 Source Selection and Administration of Service Contracts (R)                      
  ENG 202 Applied Systems Engineering in Defense Acquisition, Part II (R)                      
  FE 302 Advanced Facilities Engineering (R)                      
  ISA 301 Advanced Enterprise Information Systems Acquisition (R)                  
  ISA 320 Advanced Program Information Systems Acquisition (R)                  
  PMT 355 Program Management Office Course, Part A                      
  PMT 360 Program Management Office Course, Part B (R)                      
  PMT 400 Program Manager's Skills Course (R)                      
  PQM 301 Advanced Production, Quality, and Manufacturing (R)                  
  TST 303 Advanced Test and Evaluation (R)                      
  Master’s degree in a logistics, business, management, or technical field, such as systems design and operational effectiveness, or similar systems engineering/ technical education, business administration, and/or supply chain management
  Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) such as the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy
  Leadership and management courses such as Harvard Business School (HBS) training modules on the Continuous Learning page of the iCatalog.
 8 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 "(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.
11 Workforce members assigned to the position(s) listed in the Unique Position Training Standards section MUST meet these training standard(s) within 24 months of assignment.