Introduction The Engineer Basic Officer Leader Course (EBOLC), formerly known as the Engineer Officer Basic Course (EOBC), is a training course for new commissioned officers selected for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Outline It is run at the US Army Engineer School in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, United States and lasts nineteen weeks… Read More
What is the Armour Basic Officer Leader Course?
Introduction The Armor Basic Officer Leaders Course (ABOLC) is the introductory skills course for United States Army Cavalry and Armor Second and First Lieutenants. Outline 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… Read More
A Brief Overview of the Basic Officer Leader Course
Introduction The Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC) is a two-phased training course designed to commission officers and prepare them for service in the United States Army. Prospective officers complete Phase I (BOLC A) as either: before continuing on to BOLC B as Second Lieutenants (2LT). If BOLC B is not completed within two years of… Read More
What is a Gold Bar Recruiter?
Introduction In the United States Army and United States Air Force, a Gold Bar Recruiter (GBR) is a newly-commissioned second lieutenant who has been ordered to active duty on permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) orders to assist the Professor of Military Science (or Aerospace Science, as applicable) and the Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) with training and… Read More
Can a Technique-focused Training Programme Improve Performance on Annual Fitness Tests?
Research Paper Title Effects of technique-focused training in conjunction with physical readiness training on Army physical fitness test performance. Background The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is a semi-annual requirement. While conducting physical readiness training (PRT) is a requirement for all Soldiers, there is no requirement to train Soldiers on techniques that may help to… Read More
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