Fort Detrick
Army Continuing Education System

Phone: 301-619-2854
DSN: 343-2854
FAX 301-619-2884
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1520 Freedman Drive, Suite 200
Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702-9226

ACES incorporates three major programs:

  • Army Continuing Education
  • Military Training
  • Civilian Training & Development

Learning Resource Center


Monday — Thursday: 0830-1630
Friday: 0830-1600

Please note that the Army Learning Center located in Bldg. 1520, ACES has 3 computer stations available for educational and training purposes only. This service is available to all Fort Detrick personnel with a Federal ID. If you are having difficulty meeting your educational needs at your work station, please make use of this valuable asset.

Call 301-619-2854, or E-mail, the ACES Ed Center today!

Civilian Education System (CES)

CES Information [PDF]

During the Army's transformation, civilians have been asked to perform tasks previously done by military personnel. To do a good job and perform well, they need the training and education formerly reserved for Soldiers.

In February 2003, the Army Chief of Staff's Army Training and Leader Development Panel identified civilian training as a high priority, and recommended implementing a centralized Army education system.

CES was the result of that recommendation and replaces existing programs. It is a progressive and sequential civilian-leader development program.

It provides enhanced leader development and education opportunities for Army civilians throughout their careers. As of right now, attending CES courses is not a mandatory requirement, but the proposal is being addressed by G-3.

We are in a changing time in the Army and we need to grow our leaders. Our civilians need to be better equipped and educated so they can be ready to meet the needs of the Army. It's a testament to our dedication to warfighters and their Families.

Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST)

Do you want to improve your academic skills? Do you want to raise your current GT score? If you answered yes to either question, FAST class is for you. FAST class is individualized, self-paced training to help soldiers attain academic competencies necessary for job proficiency and further training. You are supported by computer-based curricula, printed material, web links and an instructor. Soldiers who have a GT score below 110 are eligible. Units usually give priority to soldiers who have GT scores below 100. Your first step is to schedule the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE). To schedule a test call 301-619-2856/DSN 343-2856.