**Update: Effective 3 June 2021, Noncommissioned Officer Academy Fort McCoy will end all virtual instruction and return to resident, in-person learning at the academy for all of its courses.**

Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course Overview: The BSNCOC is 22 academic days (159 academic hours) branch-immaterial functional course. The course provides technical training that is relevant to missions, duties, and responsibilities of an assigned Battle Staff NCO at the battalion and above echelons. NCO’s attending the course will be assessed on their ability to write, depict graphics, facilitate a brief, and contribute to the Military Decision Making Process. Participants that successfully meet all course requirements will be awarded a Certificate of Training (Department of the Army Form 87), the Additional Skill Identifier of 2S (Battle Staff), and become a fully-qualified Battle Staff NCO.

Welcome Letter: The NCO Academy’s Army Training Requirements and Resource System NCO sends out the welcome letter with all applicable course information to all students in ATRRS 45 days prior to the start of each course. If you did not receive a welcome letter and are scheduled to attend the course, email the Academy’s ATRRS operator directly at the following email address to request one: usarmy.usarc.83-usarrtc.mbx.ncoa-mccoy-s3@mail.mil.

Lodging: All students will reside in the Academy’s barracks at zero cost to the unit or Soldier.

In-processing: It is your responsibility to notify the Academy staff if you anticipate a delayed report time. Have all required documents readily available. During your in-processing, you will be assigned a room and given access to the buildings.

Questions: If you have any questions about the BSNCOC, please contact the Academy’s Operations NCO at usarmy.usarc.83-usarrtc.mbx.ncoa-mccoy-s3@mail.mil. Any issues regarding in-processing day must be brought to the Academy’s attention immediately. All NCO’s who fail to report or report after in-processing will be coded as a “no-show” in ATRRS. 

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