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Rock Island Army Education Center (ACES)
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Bldg 56, 1st Floor
Rock Island, IL 61299
Phone: 309-782-2065
DSN: 793-2065

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IMCOM has experienced recent complications contracting for ACES services which have resulted in reduced hours for education services Army-wide. The Rock Island Army Education Center is now open from 0730-1530, Monday-Friday. Testing hours have been reduced please call for appointment. Counselor hours remain unchanged with services available 0800-1600 Monday-Friday. This reduction DOES NOT affect Soldier tuition assistance. For more information, please call 782-2065. POC is the Education Services Officer, Alison Hemmert.

The Department of Defense has resumed the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts, MyCAA, program for qualifying spouses only. The program now assists spouses of active duty service members in the pay grades of Private to Sergeant, Warrant Officers 1 to 2, and Second and First Lieutenants to achieve portable careers. The approved education programs are for associate degrees, licensure, and certifications. Funding assistance will be up to $4,000 with an annual cap of $2,000 per fiscal year. To open an account and to see the full details of the revamped program, you may visit the secure website Please allow for 14 business days for approval of all financial assistance documents. If information is needed on other sources of financial assistance for military spouses, please contact a Military OneSource consultant at 800-342-9647.

  • Deliver the highest quality educational services and programs to the Total Army Community
  • Enhance recruiting, reenlistment, and retention of quality Soldiers
  • Support the Army in improving Combat Readiness
  • Retain and enhance a quality staff through continuous professional educational opportunities

Career Development Goals for Enlisted Soldiers:
  • Master academic skills necessary for performance of primary Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) and prerequisites for Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES)
  • Earn a high school diploma or equivalent before completion of first enlistment
  • Earn a college degree, license, or professional certificate in a discipline related to primary MOS as recommended by the career management field (CMF) proponent of DA PAM 600-25, The Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Guide

Career Development Goals for Warrant Officers:
  • Obtain an associate degree in an academic discipline related to specialty as defined in DA PAM 600-11 requirements for warrant officer professional development, by the fifth year of active warrant officer service (AWOS) or the fifteenth year for reserve component (RC) warrant officers
  • Earn a bachelor degree in any academic discipline prior to reaching the CW4 promotion selection point

Career Development Goals for Commissioned Officers:
  • Pursue graduate study that supports designated branch or functional area

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