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The US Army Drill Sergeant Academy is Hiring!
Did you know there are 16 total US Army Reserve Drill Sergeant Leaders (DSL) positions at the Drill Sergeant Academy (DSA) at Fort Jackson? With a total of eight (8) AGR and eight (8) ADOS (TPU) positions, the DSA provides an excellent opportunity for our best and brightest Drill Sergeants seeking to separate themselves from their peers.
Why Become A DSL?
While Drill Sergeants (DS) represent the top 10% of all Army NCOs in their grade, DSLs represent the top 1% of the DS population. Soldiers selected for DSL assignment will not only be afforded opportunities to complete 1-2 full BCT cycles on the trail as a DS, but also to become a certified instructor, Master Fitness Trainer, Master Resilience Trainer, and much more- all while continuing PME coursework as you become eligible. Above all, as a DSL, you will be train and mentor the US Army’s future Drill Sergeants- impacting and shaping not only them, but also the Soldiers they will soon train.
The 108th TC and USADSA have worked together to establish the following pre-requisites, processes, and glidepaths for interested AGR and TPU Soldiers.
AGR Nomination Process:
Drill Sergeant Leader Candidates (DSLCs) Nomination packets will be routed to 108th TC from HRC Talent Managers to go through the selection/vetting process and coordinate interview with DSA and 108th TC leadership.
AGR Training Glidepath:
TPU Nomination Process:
Drill Sergeant Leader Candidates (DSLCs) Nomination packets will be routed to 108th TC, with approval from the Training Division (TD) CSMs, to go through the selection/vetting process and coordinate interview with DSA and 108th TC leadership.
TPU Training Glidepath:
How to Apply
Talk to your 1SGs / CSMs and let them know you are interested. Instructions for application to become a DSL are found in the 108th TC Memorandum of Instruction found at top of the page.
95th Training Division (Initial Entry Training)
98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training)
104th Training Division (Leader Training)
3600 Arco Corporate Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
General Inquiries: 910.656.5450
Media Inquiries: 910.656.5468
Drill Sergeant Recruiting Inquiries: (704) 386-0502 / (704) 780-5760
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