Developmental Special Experiences Catalog now available on MyVECTOR

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  • Force Development Credentialing Division

Air & Space Professionals can now access the Developmental Special Experiences catalog on MyVECTOR.

The DSE Catalog is a consolidated list of available opportunities for Department of the Air Force officers, enlisted and civilians that enables members to grow professionally. The catalog is maintained by the Force Development Credentialing Division within Air Education and Training Command.

Developmental Special Experiences are learning activities outside the scope of formal training that have been validated as a potential means to obtain specific foundational, occupational, or joint competencies. 

According to Jerry Perez, DSE branch chief, “developing or enhancing competencies through DSEs can contribute toward upward mobility and career enrichment.”

Examples include internships, fellowships, and a detail to another unit or a joint/special duty assignment like Security Cooperation Officer.

Perez added that the DSE Catalog is a valuable resource for supervisors, leaders, mentors, and individuals to use in conjunction with other career planning tools.  It does not, however, replace current application processes.

Department of the Air Force personnel can access the DSE Catalog through MyVECTOR at, or once logged in, select “Development Plan” on the left-hand side menu option and then click on “DSE Catalog” tab. To apply for a DSE, contact the listed point of contact for the specific DSE and follow the application process.

For more information about DSEs, there will be a live webcast July 21, 2020, from 10 -11 a.m. CST broadcasted on the Air Force Personnel Center Facebook page and through a DCS Webcast Link (CAC required) at