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Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)


Message from the Vice-Chancellor

VA Acquisition Academy Logo Clifton Blount, Vice Chancellor, VA Acquisition Academy, Supply Chain Management School

Welcome to the Veteran Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA) Supply Chain Management School (SCMS).

Our mission is to provide best-in-class education, training, professional development, and certification of the VA supply chain workforce.  VAAA’s competency-based curriculum addresses general and technical skills, VA-specific functional areas, and core activities for our VA logistics professionals.  Emphasis is placed on translating theory, fundamentals, and concepts into practical application using expert-designed VA scenarios in conjunction with hands-on application.

SCMS offers innovative education opportunities for logistics professionals through courses taught at the academy alongside external civilian organizations and partnerships.  Some of the topics covered in our program are as follows:

  • Supply Chain Fundamentals
  • Principles of Inventory Management
  • Material Management and Operations
  • Quality Assurance, Risk Management & Manual Supply Operations
  • Strategic Sourcing

These state-of-the-art courses blend academic rigor and real-world experiences sponsored by experienced industry experts.  A focus is placed on best practices for supply chain operations with the goal of improving supply chain performance and management at all professional levels.

Thank you for your interest in the Supply Chain Management School, and your continued service in meeting the needs of our Veterans.

I look forward to supporting your training needs and am confident that you will find our program of study to be both challenging and rewarding.

Clifton Blount
Vice Chancellor, VAAA, SCMS