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Battle Staff

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Mission

Educate sergeants through sergeants major to serve as battle staff noncommissioned officers at battalion and higher level staff positions. Battle Staff NCO Course provides selected noncommissioned officers with the tools necessary to learn specific staff duties and become familiar with the duties of other staff sections. BSNCOC provides technical and tactical curriculum relevant to the missions, duties, and responsibilities assigned to battle staff members in battalion and brigade-level units.

Course Description

The Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course is a branch-immaterial functional course for noncommissioned officers selected for staff assignments, providing them with the tools necessary to learn specific staff duties and become familiar with the duties of other staff sections. BSNCOC provides technical and tactical curriculum relevant to the missions, duties, and responsibilities assigned to battle staff members in battalion and brigade-level units. Graduates of the BSNCOC receive the additional skill identifier (ASI) 2S.
Battle Staff NCO Course uses the experiential learning model strategy. The course map includes Course Overview; Small Group Process; Mission Command; Staff Operations; Operational Environment; Stability Operations; Information Operations; Cyber Defense; Brigade Combat Team; Urban Operations; Tactical Sustainment; Military Briefings; Graphics and Overlays; Plans, Orders, and Attachments; Command Post of the Future; Military Decision Making Process; and Staff Exercise.
Upon departure students will receive an Academic Evaluation Report (AER). The resident course can be attended at either USASMA (Fort Bliss, Texas) or at the NCO academies at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania or Camp Williams, Utah.

Battle Staff Information

The below PDF documents contain the schedule of classes for upcoming classes of the BSNCOC as well as other pertinent class information.  Ensure you have all of your required documents filled out correctly during Day 1 of in-processing or you will be denied access to the course.