Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit


Exhibit Dates: 9/10--9/20.

Career Pattern
May have progressed to Data Processing Limited Duty Officer from Data Processing Technician (DP), Data Systems Technician (DS), or Data Processing Technician Warrant Officer (742X).

Limited Duty Officers (Data Processing) are officer technical managers in the field of automated data processing using electronic digital and analog computer systems. They plan and direct the installation of equipment, and administer the operation and maintenance data processing installations. They may serve as, but are not limited to serving as, technical advisors, system analysts and design officers in various operational and staff billets.

Related Competencies
Communications topics include briefing, computer applications, electronic communication, oral presentations, report writing, supplier communication, training, and vendor communication. Technical writing topics include appropriate styles and format, audience analysis, graphics, operations orders, page layout designs, plans, standard operating procedures, and technical reports. Network management topics include data base usage, network access control, network configuration, network hardware, network installation, network maintenance, and network software. Leadership topics include career planning, counseling, ethics, evaluation, mentoring, motivation, recruitment, retention, and training. Management topics include bonuses, budget administration, damage control, decision-making, human resource management, planning, resource management, rewards, and risk assessment.

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in communications, 3 in technical writing, and 3 in network management. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in leadership and 3 in management (9/10)(9/10).

ACE occupation reviews are conducted by faculty currently teaching at appropriately accredited colleges and universities. Faculty teams analyze the official occupation standards and validate the duties and requirements through service member interviews to determine if the content, scope, and rigor of the experiential learning align to current postsecondary curricula. A minimum of 3 faculty evaluators must achieve consensus on credit recommendations. Please see Faculty Evaluators - Home Page for more information.