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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 element; providing the foundation for further training and development; and building functional leadership attributes and competencies.  We look forward to training you in the near future. 

ENTERPRISE EMAIL: Unit ATRRS Operators must ensure that the Students enterprise email is correct in ATRRS. NO CIVILIAN email addresses are acceptable. Failure to do so will result in the student NOT receiving the welcome letter and support information.

WELCOME LETTER: The Academy S3 ATRRS 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 packet and are scheduled to attend the course, email the ATRRS operator directly at the following to request a packet usarmy.usarc.83-usarrtc.mbx.ncoa-mccoy-

LODGING: All students will reside in the academy barracks at zero cost to the unit or Soldier. 

REPORT UNIFORM: Report in the complete Army Physical Fitness Uniform (Hats and Gloves Optional).  Have your Orders, Current Common Access Card, dog tags, and course specific required information and packing list items. 

STANDARDS AND DISCIPLINE: Uniform and grooming standards are strictly enforced.  It is the Soldier’s responsibility for ensuring wear and appearance reflects the highest level of professionalism.  Soldiers who do not meet the Army wear and appearance standards will make necessary corrections or provide documentation of an approved exception to policy prior course in-processing.  Soldiers who fail to make such corrections or produce documentation may be recommended for denied enrollment.

HEIGHT AND WEIGHT: Be prepared to conduct a weigh in and tape as required on the travel report day.  Highly recommend watching what you eat and drink while traveling to Fort McCoy.  Students that fail to meet this initial requirement will remain in the course and given a second screening for all that failed to meet the requirement seven days following the initial screening.  Students that fail a second screening will be released from the course and sent back to their units.

APFT:  Be prepared to conduct the APFT on day one of the course.  Highly recommend reporting on the travel day as early as possible to allow for maximum time to prepare for the APFT.  

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.  During the travel day contact the Staff Duty NCO for all issues, especially travel delays! Failure to alert the staff duty of travel delays can result in denied enrollments.




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