Army Continuing Education System (ACES)

Army National Guard: Retired

Benefit Fact Sheet


The Army Continuing Education System (ACES) mission is "To vigorously promote lifelong learning opportunities to sharpen the competitive edge of the Army by providing and managing quality self-development programs and services." The Army Continuing Education System (ACES) under The Adjutant General Directorate, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, is also referred to as the Army Continuing Education Division (ACED). The program helps us to achieve the Army's goal of retaining quality Soldiers, enhancing their career professional progression, increasing the combat readiness of the Army, and eventually assisting Soldiers in their transition from the Army into successful civilian careers. The program supports the leader development imperatives of the Army Leader Development Strategy and supports Army Strategic Priorities.


Army National Guard retirees are not eligible for ACES programs and services.

Additional Information

For more information, visit the Army Education Portal: (GAE)

Army Continuing Education Fact Sheet:

ACES Regulations: AR 621-5

Document Review Date: 29 April 2019