FORT KNOX, Ky. –
The Recruiting and Retention College will be evaluated by the Council on Occupational Education on June 13, 2022, as part of a Department of Education-required verification visit in the aftermath of the pandemic. The RRC was accredited by COE in March 2021 after a virtual accreditation visit by the Council from Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2020.
The COE has a 50-year history of accrediting occupational programs and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority in determining institutional quality. The COE currently accredits at least 550 post-secondary institutions with about 44 of those being federal institutions.
The RRC applied for COE candidacy in July 2019 and received candidacy status in September 2019. Benefits of accreditation include institutional reviews by an objective and external team of experts, participation in reviews and accreditations of other federal institutions, and being measured against accepted national standards.
The RRC joins the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, Army Medical Department Center and School, Army Logistics University, Army Management Staff College, and others as an accredited COE institution. The next planned RRC COE accreditation will be in 2026.
As part of the COE accreditation-seeking process, a comment period is open. Comments should be addressed to the Executive Director of the Commission, Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350. Alternatively, comments may be submitted through the council’s web site: https://council.org/. Those providing comments must provide their names and mailing addresses.
The RRC educates military and civilian leaders and develop concepts, doctrine, organization, materiel, and training across the entire spectrum of Army Recruiting and Retention efforts to support requirements for America’s decisive action force. The RRC is also accredited by the Army Quality Assurance Office, which is part of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command.