What makes a practitioner a professional? The newly released Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP) 1 defines a profession as "a trusted self-policing and relatively autonomous vocation whose members develop and apply expert knowledge as human expertise to render an essential service to society in a particular field." This answer describes the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps and places us in the unique position of being a profession within the Army Profession.
Read the full article on Page 90 in the July-September 2013 Issue of Army AL&T.
Link updated 17 Aug 2015.