The Army civilian acquired skills program (ACASP) is designed to grant accelerated promotions to the rank of specialist for all those who possess specialized skills applicable to an MOS.
Many MOS jobs in the Army qualify for the army civilian acquired skills program. Those who may qualify for the ACASP may be given an advance in pay grade upon enlistment and may be granted accelerated promotions based on their skill level and job performance.
ACASP is available for men and women with or without prior service. Skills must be obtained through civilian education and not acquired through military service. This includes evidence of transcripts, certificates, employment records, or diplomas and must have the original seal of the institution awarding the documents and records.
ACASP also provides enlistment bonuses authorized to all ACASP MOSs on tier levels 1-5 who have tier 1 credentials, qualify as a non prior service applicant, and enlist for service longer than 3 years. Bonus amounts range from $5000 up to $20,000.
For additional information on the ACASP enlistment bonus, visit Army-portal.com.