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NCO ACADEMY FORT DIX STUDENT IMPORTANT NOTICES AND INFORMATION
MASTER LEADER COURSE OVERVIEW: The Master Leader Course (MLC) is a 15-day, 112-hour professional education designed for senior NCOs transitioning from the tactical to operational and strategic environments. Content is delivered using the Experiential Learning Model (designed specifically for adult learners) and seeks to develop critical thinking skills through four competencies: communications, leadership, management, and unified land operations.
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 MLC Course Manager or Course POC will send out the welcome letter with all applicable course information to all students in ATRRS 30-days prior to the start of each course.
LODGING: Barracks are provided, but not directed. Students do not need to call to arrange/reserve use of the barracks. Soldiers will be issued linen; however, must bring towels and can bring their own linen.
The barracks DO NOT have WI-FI. Soldiers are given the option to use the barracks or make lodging arrangements through the Air Force Inn. Lodging will be authorized and funded by the individual command. It is HIGHLY recommended students reserve lodging through the Airforce Inn as the availability of WI-FI will significantly support research efforts needed to complete the numerous writing projects within the course. On-base lodging can be reserved through the Air Force Inn by calling (609) 754-4667/(609) 288-7901 or website @ http://af.dodlodging.net/propertys/JBMDL---McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst-. Students need to contact the Air Force Inn ASAP to ensure they secure a room on the base. When making a reservation, ensure you inform the representative you need a room on the Fort Dix side of the joint base if possible.
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. 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 three of the course. Highly recommend reporting on the travel day as early as possible to allow for maximum time to prepare for the APFT.