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Noncommissioned Officers Academy





    CSM Phil K. Barretto                                                                    1SGT Brian M. Collins












Welcome to the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA). Your selection to attend this academy indicates that your chain of command and the Army have placed a great deal of confidence in your potential to serve in positions of increased responsibility. The mission of the NCO Academy is to provide exceptional training to qualified noncommissioned officers. Our goal is to provide you with a relevant and challenging course that will better prepare you to assume duties at your next level. The academy provides instruction for your first Noncommissioned Officer Education System. The Basic Leader Course (BLC) is a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) non-specific course designed to train Specialists recommended for promotion to Sergeant. Emphasis is placed on how to train, fight, and lead at the Team Leader level. The curriculum will consist of three modules; Leadership, Training and Warfighting. In addition, the leader’s performance will be evaluated against the curriculum using core leader competencies, broadly-skilled leader attributes, and battle command characteristics throughout the course. Your performance will be evaluated under the policies and procedures outlined in AR 623-3. You must meet all academic course standards to graduate. You will receive an Academic Evaluation Report (AER), which will provide information regarding your accomplishments, potential, and limitations during your attendance at the NCOA. It is very important for you to be in good physical readiness condition and meet the Army height and weight standards IAW AR 600-9, prior to attending BLC. Specific information on this course may be found on this site. Please review in advance and come prepared to excel! The NCO Corps is the “Back Bone of the Army”; we look forward to preparing you to take that next step of being part of our NCO Corps and a standard bearer for our Army. “Lead by Example!”



The 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Noncommissioned Officer Academy provides excellent academic and performance based evaluations in an institutional based environment as necessary to enhance leader development by conducting tough and demanding Basic Leader Course (BLC) in order to develop adaptive, self-confident leaders who provide inspired leadership to solve complex problems, while operating in a unified land of operations and providing an exceptional quality of life for our Soldiers, DA Civilians and their families.



The development of our junior leaders is the future of our Army. Our Cadre are the best trainers in the Army at the best Noncommissioned Officers Academy in the Army - We serve as the back-bone in the development of our junior leaders. Our Cadre are committed professionals, creative, adaptive and serve as the standard bearer for all Soldiers attending the Noncommissioned Officers Academy. All Students are treated as team members, challenged mentally and physically, and treated with dignity and respect. We accept the challenge in academic and performance oriented excellence and graduate students to the greatest extent possible and who are capable of leading the next generation of Soldiers. We accept personal responsibility to efficiently use organizational resources, improve our systems, and help others improve their leadership effectiveness.


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