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The September 2020 issue includes all of the student wining papers from Class 71, as well as several articles from our SGM-A cadre.
The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence announces the release of NCOLCoE Bulletin 1-19, Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Center of Excellence NCO Common Core Competencies (NCO C3), which establishes structure and relationship of the NCO C3 as it relates to NCO Professional Military Education (PME).
Much has been accomplished at the NCOL CoE over the past couple of years in the name of NCO Professional Development, including the introduction of the NCOPDS, the creation of the Master Leader Course, redesigning of the Basic Leader Course and much more. Read about it all in our pamphlet, "2018 - A Road Less Traveled."
The NCO 2020 Strategy is finished! Read about the Army's accomplishments within the strategy and how Training and Doctrine Command, the Combined Arms Center and the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence redesigned an entire NCO Professional Development System in four years.

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NCOPDS News


A ceremony held at the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, marked a change in leadership, the recognition of an outstanding leader, the achievement of the Army Superior Unit Award, and highlighted the ongoing mission at the NCOLCoE and Sergeants Major Academy, June 22. (Photo Credit: Danielle ODonnell)
The 22nd NCOLCoE Commandant Changes out with Distinguished Service
By Danielle ODonnell | June 25, 2020
View the latest NCOLCoE article from the Change of Commandant ceremony that occurred this week.

Honoring our allies and partners, the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence held a virtual ceremony to induct five past international graduates of the Sergeants Major Academy, into the International Student Hall of Fame, June 18. (Top left) Senior Warrant Officer Paula Fifita, Force Sergeant Major of Fiji in His Majesty's Armed Forces, (center) Command Sgt. Maj. Hans Juergen Stark the Command Senior Enlisted Sergeant Major at the NATO headquarters of Allied Joint Force Command Naples, (bottom left) Warrant Officer Kazuo Nemoto, Sergeant Major of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, (bottom center) Chief Warrant Officer Chua Hock Guan, Sergeant Major of the Army for the Singapore Armed Forces, and (bottom right) Warrant Officer Class One Gavin H. Paton, British Army Sergeant Major.
The NCOLCoE honors our allies and partners
By Danielle ODonnell | June 23, 2020
The latest NCOLCoE article highlights our international partners that were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey (left) and retired Command Sgt. Maj., and former NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, director of Policy and Governance, Charles E. Guyette (right) are inducted into the NCOLCoE Hall of Honor, for their contributions to the lineage of the noncommissioned officer corps and the NCO Professional Development System. | Photo By Danielle ODonnell
NCOLCoE at Fort Bliss holds virtual hall of honor ceremony
By Danielle ODonnell | June 22, 2020
Retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey and retired Command Sgt. Maj., and former NCOLCoE director of Policy and Governance, Charles E. Guyette are recognized for their contributions to the lineage of the noncommissioned officer corps and the NCO Professional Development System. To date, there have been 36 individuals inducted into the HoH, who served meritoriously in positions of great responsibility and made significant contributions to the education of Soldiers and the NCO Corps.

Picture previously taken-The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence and the Sergeants Major Academy held a graduation March 4 in the Academy’s Cooper Lecture Center for the Spouse Leadership Development Course Class 70-006. This is Mrs. Sellers last resident SLDC due to the COVID-19 restriction.
The NCOLCoE senior mentor creates a lasting impact
By Danielle O'Donnell | June 10, 2020
In the latest NCOLCoE article, Mrs. Sellers is recognized for her dedication to the SLDC.

Participants of the Spouse Leadership Development Course through Distance Learning receive a brief from Zenon Molina from Army Community Services on the roles within the Army’s Casualty Response Team (CARE Team), May 12. Picture provided by the NCOLCoE Commandant, Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Sellers. (Danielle ODonnell)
From Spouse to Mentor Through a Virtual Environment
By Danielle ODonnell | May 26, 2020
The latest NCOLCoE article is now published. Take a minute and read how the the latest DL course helped to clearly define the role and responsibilities of the spouses as they transition from a spouse to a mentor.

Signifying the completion of his eBLC course, Spc. Xavier Whites signs his Department of the Army form 1059, May 7. (Danielle ODonnell)
COVID-19- limited regular operations but not basic NCO training due to eBLC
By Danielle ODonnell | May 11, 2020
The latest NCOLCoE article is now published. Take a minute and read how the eBLC changed the course for NCO PME from an eBLC student, instructors, and the staff responsible for the eBLC process.

Picture Previously Taken and provided by Master Sgt. Harrison Helms- Master Sgt. Harrison Helms a student with the Sergeants Major Academy Class 70 and a Big Brother Big Sister mentor stands with his mentee Cole at the Globo Rojo Auto Club Museum in El Paso, February 23. (Photo Credit: Danielle ODonnell)
The NCOLCoE students of class 70 - learners, leaders, and mentors
By Danielle ODonnell | May 4, 2020
Artez Lamar an instructor for the Sergeants Major Course organized an opportunity for the Class 70 students of the Sergeants Major Academy to lead the change by volunteering with the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of El Paso.

Picture previously taken- Commandants from across the Army NCO Academy’s received an in-depth and hands-on demonstration of the Army Combat Fitness Test with the Fort Bliss NCO Academy cadre, while attending the Commandants Training Council, April 16, 2019. Pictured bottom left- Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Sellers, NCOLCoE commandant and pictured bottom right- Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Kelly. (Photo Credit: Danielle ODonnell)
The NCOLCoE creates fit and disciplined senior enlisted leaders
By Danielle ODonnell | April 28, 2020
A part of the mission at the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence is to provide the force with fit, disciplined, and well educated senior enlisted leaders.

SLDC Handbook
SLDC Handbook released
By Danielle O'Donnell | April 22, 2020
The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence and the Sergeants Major Academy created a new way for senior spouses to receive resources through the Spouse Leadership Development Course by releasing a Spouse Leadership Development Course Handbook.

Department of Professional Studies Brief
NCOs the past, present, and future
By Danielle ODonnell | April 15, 2020
This article discusses the importance of NCO history and how it lead the NCOLCoE to create an NCO History website where service members can submit their stories.

BLC Facilitator uses DCS
e=Emergency distributed learning
By Danielle ODonnell | April 15, 2020
This article is brought to the NCO Corps by the letter "e." Due to the current precautions in place for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Basic Leader Course, the Master Leader Course, and the Sergeants Major Academy move towards distributed learning platforms.

Dr. Everett Dague the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence Command Historian, reviews historical documents to verify the information provided through a submission on the historical website, on March 18.
Supporting today’s NCO Corps with yesterday’s past
By | July 8, 2019
Dr. Everett Dague the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence Command Historian, reviews historical documents to verify the information provided through a submission on the historical website, on March 18. By Danielle O’Donnell NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, Public Affairs Office

Standing in the courtyard of the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence are the first students from the Sergeants Major Course, Class 69 to confer their Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Workforce Development through the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, on June 6. Upon graduation from the USASMA, on June 21, there will be a total of 94 graduates out of 210 who initially started the program. (Photo Credit: Mr. David Crozier)
USASMA is now a Branch Campus under CGSC
By | July 8, 2019
Standing in the courtyard of the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence are the first students from the Sergeants Major Course, Class 69 to confer their Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Workforce Development through the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, on June 6. Upon graduation from the USASMA, on June 21, there will be a total of 94 graduates out of 210 who initially started the program. (Photo Credit: Mr. David Crozier)