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Career Development Programs

Each fiscal year, IA team members are encouraged to complete a CDP that identifies their career development goals. The IACF Development Team will review CDPs and provide feedback to each team member in the form of training, education, and assignment vectors. IACF Development Templates are available to assist civilians in identifying career progression expectations. IA team members are encouraged to list their desire to participate in various education, training, or assignment experience opportunities.  For more information, please download and reference the IACF Education and Training Plan (section 5.0) or contact the Career Field Management Team (CFMT) at (210) 565.1758 (DSN 665), e-mail: afpc.ia.cft@us.af.mil 

Program Details

Create an International Affairs (IA) civilian workforce that possesses the competencies necessary to meet the challenges of the ever-changing global political-military environment. The essential elements are:
  • Focused, career-oriented professional development--IACF must develop civilians with required IA skills and provide assignment experiences to optimize their performance and maximize their opportunities as Airmen
  • Leadership committed to the professional development of our workforce--ongoing mentoring by seasoned and experienced leaders must be an essential element in developing civilians at all levels
  • High individual commitment--team members committed to making a long-term investment in their education and professional career development
To develop civilians with the required skills, knowledge, and experience to execute IA programs in support of the USAF mission and US national security objectives.