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The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence


 
Our Mission
To provide professional military education that develops holistically fit, disciplined, well-educated professionals capable of meeting the challenges of large-scale combat operations in a multi-domain environment.

Our Vision
The premier institution driving innovative development for enlisted leaders; constantly focused on readiness.
 
Our Organization
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The NCOLCoE
On 22 June 2018 the Sergeants Major Academy effectively changed its name to the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence (NCOLCoE). Likewise, the URL to our website has been changed to http://ncolcoe.armylive.dodlive.mil/

The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy was founded in July 1972, as a special preparation source for the Army's senior enlisted leaders. Throughout its more than 46-year history, the Academy has taken on additional missions in the name of Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education. Today, with more than 24 missions under its roof, a need arose to better organize the institution to manage these missions and to refocus the Academy's efforts towards the Sergeants Major Course. On June 22, The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence officially stood up and assumed the responsibilities of the NCO Professional Development System, becoming the premier institution driving innovative development for enlisted leaders, constantly focused on readiness. The USASMA is a part of that system and will continue to lead all efforts concerning the Sergeants Major Course assisting the NCOLCoE in developing, integrating and delivering education and training readiness.

The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence (formerly the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy) is acknowledged by military and civilian organizations as the world's premiere institution for the education of noncommissioned officers. It is an accredited academic institution, and is a aligned under Army University and the Combined Arms Command, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with additional reporting to Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia. The NCOLCoE drives change for Noncommissioned Officer and Enlisted Soldier education by providing professional military education that develops enlisted leaders to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world; and develops leaders who are fit, disciplined, and well educated. The NCOLCoE also trains the NCOs of our sister services and global allies.

The NCOLCoE is responsible for developing, maintaining, teaching, and distributing five levels of Enlisted Professional Military Education – Introductory, Primary, Intermediate, Senior and Executive. Each level best prepares the soldier to fight and win in a complex world as adaptive and agile leaders and trusted professionals of Force 2025. It is also responsible for numerous other missions and programs including the Battle Staff NCO Course, Commandants Pre-Command Course, Spouse Leadership Development Course, USASMA Fellowship program, Staff and Faculty Development, the Soldier’s Guide and NCO Guide.

The NCOLCoE-developed Professional Military Education courses are part of the career-long learning continuum and are an integral part of the Select, Train, Educate, Promote program of the Army Profession and affect more than 400,000 Soldiers annually.

From the day a Soldier leaves Advanced Individual Training they are entered into Army Professional Military Education developed by The NCOLCoE – Distributed Leader Course I. This course prepares the soldier for his or her first leadership role and is a prerequisite to attending the Basic Leader Course. From there if a Soldier decides to make the Army a career, The NCOLCoE is there to provide them the PME they need to be successful leaders, soldiers, citizens.

More About The NCOLCoE
The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy was founded in July 1972, as a special preparation source for the Army’s senior enlisted leaders. Throughout its more than 46-year history, the Academy has taken on additional missions in the name of Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education. Today, with more than 24 missions under its roof, a need arose to better organize the institution to manage these missions and to refocus the Academy’s efforts towards the Sergeants Major Course. On June 22, The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence officially stood up and assumed the responsibilities of the NCO Professional Development System, becoming the premier institution driving innovative development for enlisted leaders, constantly focused on readiness. The USASMA is a part of that system and will continue to lead all efforts concerning the Sergeants Major Course assisting the NCOLCoE in developing, integrating and delivering education and training readiness. The NCOLCoE is responsible for developing, maintaining, teaching, and distributing five levels of Enlisted Professional Military Education – Introductory, Primary, Intermediate, Senior and Executive. Each level best prepares the soldier to fight and win in a complex world as adaptive and agile leaders and trusted professionals of Force 2025.
  
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