AKO Login

Army of Knowledge Online’s first login (AKO Login) was established in the late 1990s as an experimental outgrowth of a project of the General Office Management Office. This early project led to A2OL (Americas Army Online), but legal concerns over this name and the parallelism to other commercial vendors caused the Army Project team to seek a new name. Early Project Officers for AKO were charged to develop, research and expand the portal to benefit Army Users Worldwide and to grow the system from its less than auspicious roots. The project has run through various incarnations and later project leaders, but still the fundamentals of this system apply: centralized name spacing of email (with webmail access), white pages, unification of data conduits, central capability of authentication and repudiation of credentials and the ability to remotely access content.

As of October 2010, all active duty, reserves, and national guard soldiers are required to register an AKO login account. This new system will be called Army Enterprise Email. There are two different types of Army Knowledge Online login accounts, a full account and a guest account. Authorized full accounts do not require any sponsorship to register, and include the following:

  • Active Army
  • Army Reserve
  • Army Retired
  • Contracted ROTC Cadets
  • DA Civilian
  • DoD Civilian
  • Future Soldiers
  • Medical Retired
  • NAF Civilian
  • National Guard
  • Retired
  • US Air Force
  • US Coast Guard
  • US Marine Corps
  • US Military Academy Cadets
  • US Navy

Unlike a full account, guest accounts require an Army sponsor with an authorized full account. Guest accounts include the following:

  • Army Volunteer
  • Contractor
  • Family Member of Full AKO Member
  • Federal Civilian Agencies
  • Foreign Officer (attached to U.S Army)
  • Homeland Security
  • Incoming DA Civilian
  • Incoming Future Soldier
  • Local National Employee
  • Medical Discharge
  • Military Transition
  • ROTC Cadets (MS I and II)

Do you have questions about AKO Webmail? Check out http://akoarmymil.com/ for complete instructions to log into AKO Webmail.

Interested in information about your AKO Login using a CAC? Go to our CAC Login using a CAC page.