The USAG Daegu Workforce Development program is designed to provide systematic and coordinated learning solutions geared toward civilian talent at all grade levels and position types.  Through a variety of education and experiences which support organizational goals and missions, our leadership is dedicated to continuously improving the competencies of our civilian workforce.



Career Programs

The Army recognizes 31 Army Civilian Career Programs or specialized professional communities. All Army Civilians are “mapped” or assigned to a Career Program by virtue of their Position Description. The Army Civilian Career Programs system exists to maximize the talent of the Army Civilian Corps and to afford each Army Civilian the opportunity to pursue career aspirations.

Developmental Assignment Program

The Developmental Assignment Program (DAP), for junior- and mid-level employees, provides multifunctional training and assignments that strengthen the experience of junior and mid-level employees in preparation of broader responsibilities.  These 90-day assignments are meant to develop well-rounded employees, and to improve organizational communication.

Civilian Education System

The Civilian Education System (CES) is a progressive and sequential leader development program that provides enhanced educational opportunities for Army Civilians throughout their careers. Army Civilians will become multi-skilled, agile leaders of the 21st Century who personify the Warrior Ethos in all aspects, from warfighting support, to statesmanship, to enterprise management.

Exit Interviews

An exit interview is a confidential survey conducted with a civilian employee who is separating from the Garrison.  The information shared by the separating employee is consolidated with feedback from other employees who have recently separated, then briefed to the Garrison Commander on a quarterly basis.  The purpose of USAG Daegu exit interview is to gain feedback from employees in order to improve aspects of the organization, better retain employees, and reduce turnover.

IMCOM Operation Excellence (OPEX) Customer Service Training

In order to provide standardized customer service training across IMCOM, we implemented garrison-wide OPEX and OPEX for Leaders training.  OPEX is a successful, experiential learning program that follows the Army Learning Model and has been delivered to thousands of NAF and APF IMCOM employees.

Individual Assessments

An individual assessment is the ideal instrument for evaluating potential, leadership ability, and preferences.  USAG Daegu offers True Colors Personality Assessment to civilian employees interested in increasing self-awareness of their preferences for learning and working in collaborative environments.

Individual Development Plans

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a performance improvement tool designed for civilian employees of the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) and is a requirement for all USAG Daegu civilian employees. It is completed in partnership with the supervisor and the employee. When properly used, IDPs assist our civilian employees in reaching their career goals.

Local & Centrally Funded Trainings

These resources are no/low-cost training opportunities held in Area IV, CONUS, or virtually that provide education specific to the learning-needs of civilian employees.  The method and topics change continuously based upon the needs expressed by Garrison employees.

Performance Management (DPMAP)

The DoD Performance Management and Appraisal Program provides a framework for supervisors and managers to communicate expectations and job performance; links individual employee performance and organizational goals; facilitates a fair and meaningful assessment of employee performance; establishes a systematic process for planning, monitoring, evaluating, recognizing and rewarding employee performance that contributes to mission success; and nurtures a high-performance culture that promotes meaningful and ongoing dialogue between employees and supervisors and holds both accountable for performance.

USAG Daegu Leadership through Engagement, Agility, & Development

The United States Army Garrison Daegu (USAG-D) Garrison Commander recognizes that investing in the Area IV workforce and developing them for future leadership positions is critical to sustaining and advancing the Army’s mission.  One proactive approach to this goal is the USAG-D Leadership through Engagement, Agility, and Development (USAG-D LEAD) Program, a six-month local leadership development program, that focuses on connecting GS 9-12 (or equivalent) employees with the competencies, knowledge and experience key to delivering extraordinary services and installations to our community.