The US Army maintains a program to match their Servicemembers with different education and college objectives. It is a program that is flexible, and its an attempt by the US Army to evaluate the members of their different military service units with programs that will aid them in getting an education. The most popular program is called the education flexible defense acquisition university program, or DAU for short. The program of study is one that works to make programs accessible for Service personnel, and one that is flexible. It allows for different current, former and future DAU students to set up and arrange their educational objectives.
Using the Defense Acquisition University Program the individual Servicemember can receive assistance in getting credit for their practical military service Army experiences. It involves a study program that is flexible and works to try and match personnel in the Army with different educational objectives, through a partnership and a set of strategic agreements. The program is called the Flexible Education Defense Acquisition University Program, or DAU for short. Locations and facilities that are DAU participants are located around the country in distance learning situations, and for in person education there are a number of facilities that are located in the Washington D.C. area. The overall number of vocational careers and academic career fields sponsored changes over time, but there are quite a number currently being offered. An example of two of the partner organizations and educational facilities that are participants in the Army DAU program is the Maryland University College, and also the University of Maryland. All current, future and former students of the DAU program are able to arrange to use the program and to work to earn both undergrad and graduate certificates and degrees at one of the different educational sponsoring institutions. While this is just two of the several institutions participating in the program there are a number of colleges and universities, which are applying to participate in the program in the future. These are two schools that offer both in person educational programs, correspondence courses, as well as various distance learning opportunities to students who are participating in the DAU program. Right now the locations at other places around the world are growing, as yet there are only a few outside the Washington D.C. region where a person can attend classes in person on the DAU university program.
A great deal of what the DAU program tries to accomplish is to bring together the individual Active duty or newly separated Servicemember to their ideal college career path. A large part of the DAU program is available through distance learning on the Internet and via correspondence courses.