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ALC/SLC NCO-C3

Advanced Leader Course – NCO Common Core Competencies

The Advanced Leader Course NCO Common Core Competencies (ALC NCO-C3) prepares sergeants for duties as a staff sergeant. The course will challenge students to think critically, generate creative ideas, and learn to solve complex problems. Students will develop skills in written and oral communications using the be-know-do model through a holistic approach. Key lessons include discussing servant leadership, examining the mission command philosophy, writing an analytical essay, preparing and delivering a military briefing, and using the military decision making process (MDMP). As a result, students will be able to train, lead, and conduct operations at the squad level.

Senior Leader Course – NCO Common Core Competencies

The Senior Leader Course NCO Common Core Competencies (SLC NCO-C3) prepares staff sergeants for duties as a sergeant first class. Using the be-know-do model, students will collaborate and exchange ideas on innovative approaches to leadership and training. Students will examine management techniques, analyze mission command systems, construct a persuasive essay, create platoon training and leader development plans, and learn basic negotiation principles. As a result, students will gain an understanding of the significance of becoming a senior noncommissioned officer and the responsibilities inherent in that role.