The Noncommissioned Officer Academy Fort McCoy conducts all Basic Leader Course classes via resident, in-person learning.

Please see the below list of new requirements and information:

1. Students are required to travel to NCOA Fort McCoy for resident, in-person learning.
2. Units are responsible for generating orders or DD Form 1610 (Active Component, Active Guard Reserve, and Active Duty for Operational Support) with duty at NCOA Fort McCoy.
3. The academy will administer a height and weight screening in accordance with Army Regulation 600-9 (The Army Body Composition Program) upon arrival.
4. Students are required to adhere to strict COVID-19 risk-mitigation measures throughout the duration of the course.

BASIC LEADER COURSE OVERVIEW: The Basic Leader Course is a 22-academic-day, MOS immaterial course consisting of 169 academic hours. It prepares sergeants, promotable specialists/corporals, and non-promotable specialists/corporals to lead team/squad sized elements; provides the foundation for further training and development; and builds functional leadership attributes and competencies.

ENTERPRISE EMAIL: Unit ATRRS Operators must ensure that the student’s enterprise email is correct in ATRRS. Civilian email addresses will not receive official correspondence from the academy, including the welcome letter and in-processing information.

WELCOME LETTER: The Academy S3 ATRRS NCO will send the welcome letter with all applicable course information to all students in ATRRS approximately 45 days prior to the start of each course. If you have not received a welcome packet and are scheduled to attend the course, email the ATRRS operator directly to request a packet:

LODGING: All students will reside in the academy barracks at no cost to the unit or Soldier.

REPORTING TO THE ACADEMY: The uniform for reporting is the Army Physical Fitness Uniform (seasonally appropriate). Hand carry hard copies of your orders or DD Form 1610, Common Access Card, ID tags, course specific required paperwork (found in the welcome packet), and packing list items.

STANDARDS AND DISCIPLINE: Uniform and grooming standards in accordance with Army Regulation 670-1 (Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia) are strictly enforced. It is the Soldier’s responsibility to ensure wear and appearance reflects the highest level of professionalism. Students who do not meet the Army wear and appearance standards will make necessary corrections or provide documentation of an approved exception to policy prior to in-processing. Soldiers who fail to make such corrections or produce documentation will not be allowed to in-process and will be denied enrollment.

HEIGHT AND WEIGHT: Be prepared to conduct a height and weight screening in accordance with Army Regulation 600-9 on the travel/report date. Students that fail to meet the initial screening will remain in the course and given a second screening at a later time (no less than seven days). Students who fail their second screening will be dropped from the course and will receive “Failed to Achieve Course Standards,” on their DA Form 1059 (Service School Academic Report).

ARMY COMBAT FITNESS TEST: Be prepared to conduct the ACFT during the course.

QUESTIONS: Direct questions and concerns about the course primarily to the Operations ATRRS NCO and/or BLC Chief of Training. During off duty hours contact the Staff Duty NCO. While travelling to the academy, contact the Staff Duty NCO for all issues, especially travel delays. Failure to alert staff duty of travel delays can result in a denied enrollment.

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