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
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
An Overview of the United States Military Academy
Introduction The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known metonymically as West Point or simply as Army, is a United States service academy in West Point, New York. It was originally established as a fort, since it sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles (80 km) north… Read More
An Overview of Georgia Military College
Introduction Georgia Military College (GMC) is a public military junior college (MJC) in Milledgeville, Georgia. It is divided into the junior college, a military junior college programme, high school, middle school, and elementary school. It was originally known as Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural College, until 1900. Although it is a state-funded institution, GMC is… Read More
An Overview of the US Army Early Commissioning Programme
Introduction Early Commissioning Programme (ECP) is a United States (US) Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programme that allows graduates of one of the nation’s four Military Junior Colleges (MJC) to become commissioned officers in the reserve components (National Guard or Reserve) in two years, instead of the usual four. Upon completion at MJCs, ECP… Read More
What is the (US Army) Basic Leader Course?
Introduction The Basic Leader Course (BLC), formerly the Warrior Leader Course (WLC) and Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC), is the first course of study in the US Army non-commissioned officer Professional Development System (NCOPDS). BLC is a month-long course that trains specialists and corporals in the fundamentals of leadership. As of 01 July 2021, all… Read More
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