S3 Leadership - Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

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Introduction

The Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) is a Regimental level School operated as part of S7 - Training. The Non-Commissioned Officer Academy trains enlisted Soldiers to become Non-Commissioned Officers in the 7th Cavalry Regiment. The School's courses are a requirement for Soldiers to be promoted to the rank of Corporal, and is a requirement for Soldiers who wish to become a commissioned officer.

The School has two courses, Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy.

Mission and Vision

The Mission of the Officer Development School is listed as: The 7th Cavalry Non-Commissioned Officer Academy will train and impart leadership excellence in the future of the 7th Cavalry Regiments' Non-Commissioned Officer Corps through demanding, realistic, and transformational training. The School will impart ethical behavior and judgement into all Students, enabling the next generation of Warrior-Leaders in support of Tactical Operational, and Strategic missions.

The Vision of the School is listed as: The Non-Commissioned Officer Academy will maintain its position as the Functional Center of Excellence for Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Training. The School will look throughout the Army to ensure that its content remains relevant, targeted, and designed to create the best possible Non-Commissioned Officer. The Instructors of the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy are leaders in their own right, who pursue excellence at every turn, and impart their experience through a variety of instructional methods.

Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

The Non-Commissioned Officer Academy is divided into two phases.

Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Phase 1 (NCOA1)

The Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Phase 1 focuses on the fundamentals of leadership in a general context. Students learn about leadership principles, administration of subordinates, and general duties and responsibilities of Non-Commissioned Officers. This phase is 2 hours long, delivered in one day.

Pre-Requisites
Minimum Time in Service of 45 Days
Private First Class or Above
No negative actions in past 3 months, or current negative action
Not currently banned from NCOA classes

Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Phase 2 (NCOA2)

The Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Phase 2 teaches Students the specific duties and responsibilities of an Army Squad or Section Leader. Students learn the specific administration that a Squad or Section Leader must undertake, such as roll-call tracking and reporting to a higher headquarters. This phase is 2 hours long, delivered in one day.

Pre-Requisites
Minimum Time in Service of 45 Days
Private First Class or Above
No negative actions in past 3 months, or current negative action
Not currently banned from NCOA classes

Course Request Form

If a soldier requires a course at a specific time or date, they may submit a request to the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy at the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFPls5dzZKLLVPWjM9KkecH1nO7kfKIdbQtfQy-xmw4mZxxA/viewform

School Standard Operating Procedures

School Non-Attendance Policy

Students who fail to notify the NCOA Chain of Command of their absence in a class will face a temporary ban from attending further courses. This ban lasts one month, and then a member may re-apply to take either phase that was missed.

Instructor Qualification Policy

Due to the specialized nature of the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, new instructors must meet specific requirements.

  • Must be a Corporal or higher. Specialist will be considered for exceptional cases only.
  • Must instruct the NCOA Phase 1 or 2 once every 2 months
  • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation from a superior NCO or Officer, depending on the applicants role
  • Must send an application letter to the NCOA Commander with the following information:
    • Name
    • Time in service
    • Why the member wants to be an NCOA instructor
    • Short reason why member will be successful
    • Attach both letters of recommendation

Roles and Responsibilities

Overall Responsibilities

The NCOA must run, at a minimum one class in the North American and European timezone every month of both Phase 1 and Phase 2. The school must work to ensure course material is updated and in-line with current Regimental operating procedures. The department should be available to assist members to update their knowledge if they have questions about course material.

Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge

The Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) is the Commander of the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy. Duties of the NCOIC include:

Responsibility Priority Description
Priority Instructs NCOA Phase 1 and 2 Classes
Priority Maintains accountability records and enforces School standards
Priority Responsible to supervise NCOA Phase 1 and 2 Course Leads
Priority Posts NCOA Phase 1 and 2 Courses for special circumstances
Routine Reports to S3
Routine Forwards medal recommendations for S3 Trooper Of the Month
Routine Manages the NCOA tracker
Routine Updates course material when required

Course Lead

Each NCOA Phase is assigned A Course lead whose primary role is to schedule and instruct that phase of the NCOA Course. Other duties include:

Responsibility Priority Description
Priority Instructs NCOA Phase 1 and 2 Classes
Priority Responsible to provide guidance to instructors to conduct NCOA Courses
Priority Must attend one NCOA class and provide instructor feedback once every 2 months
Routine Maintains course material

Instructor

NCOA Instructors are assigned to teach a specific phase of the NCOA Course.

Responsibility Priority Description
Priority Instructs NCOA Phase 1 and 2 Classes with one class every 2 months
Priority Marks student courseware submissions within one day of course being held for Phase 1, and within 7 Days for Phase 2
Priority Logs all marking on the NCOA Phase 2 Tracker
Priority Posts a class a minimum of 5 days in advance
Priority Posts a class with the S3 Events Tool, and in the S3 Operations and Training Calendar
Routine Reports inaccurate material or broken links to the applicable NCOA Course Lead
S7 Leadership Schools and Courses
Officer Development School (ODS) Officer Development School
Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Phase INon-Commissioned Officer Academy Phase II