What is the Armour Basic Officer Leader Course?


The Armor Basic Officer Leaders Course (ABOLC) is the introductory skills course for United States Army Cavalry and Armor Second and First Lieutenants.


These officers (all recent graduates of the United States Military Academy, Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, and Officer Candidate School) receive 19 weeks of training in basic leadership skills, manoeuvre and firepower tactics, gunnery, platoon and company level strategy, and strategic and tactical planning. The purpose of ABOLC is to produce armour officers capable of decisive and effective operations to lead a tank platoon in support of a combined arms team.

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