The 28-day Sapper Leader Course, which the Army boasts as one of its hardest courses, will increase the number of classes from nine to 15 per year beginning this October, at Fort Leonard Wood.
Archive for July, 2015
FORT LEE, Va. – Congressman David W. Jolly, Florida 13th District, paid a visit to the Combined Arms Support Command here July 17 and was taken on a tour of its schools and the surrounding installation. The visit provided insight into the curriculum, technology and techniques used to train logistics Soldiers and the credentialing opportunities available to them.
The Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System is now in effect. As a result, you’ll experience more face-to-face learning; gain greater self-awareness and follow a synchronized career progression path to becoming a better leader.
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Paul Solbos, U.S. Army Reserve combat engineer platoon sergeant for the 374th Engineer Company (Sapper), headquartered in Concord, Calif., takes a knee with his Soldiers to teach them about security procedures, July 15, 2015, during a two-week field exercise known as a Sapper Leader Course Prerequisite Training at Camp San Luis Obispo Military Installation, Calif. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (July 22, 2015) — In a span of five days, they jumped from a helicopter into a lake, rappelled from a 100-foot tower, conducted urban warfare tactics, shot reflexive fire, air assaulted into a foot patrol, overcame an obstacle course, completed a day and a night land navigation course, swam through combat water survival training … and they still weren’t done.
FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Members of U.S. Army Human Resources Command conducted noncommissioned officer evaluation report training for all Soldier and civilian supervisors at Fort Eustis July 15 and 16, 2015.
The training covered the forms’ evaluation policy updates, maintaining and forecasting senior rater profiles and use of the Entry Evaluation System, or EES, that captures the changes.
The changes presented in the training will enable leaders to more clearly assess and identify the Army’s best talent by eliminating inflation in the rating process and encouraging self-improvement, said Mary Ann Smith, Training and Doctrine Command human resources specialist.
According to Smith, the fundamental changes NCOs will encounter are:
· Increased report forms based on rank and grade
· Direct-level reporting to assess ratees
· Organization-level report to assess E-6s to E-8s
· Strategic-level report to assess sergeant majors and command sergeant majors.
The new NCOER support form is projected to be available in EES 90 days prior to implementation so that Soldiers can familiarize themselves with the changes, and rating officials can begin counseling and documenting the NCO’s performance.
Training on the new NCOER will continue throughout the summer. For more information or to schedule a refresher training, call 501-6836/6851 or 757-878-5112.
Photo credit: U.S. Army Maj. Winston Evison, U.S. Army Human Resources Command officer in charge, reviews the noncommissioned officer rating system during an NCO evaluation report training session at Fort Eustis, Va., July 15, 2015. Key objectives of the training included helping Soldiers and supervisors understand the new NCOER forms, evaluation policy updates, how to maintain and forecast senior rater profiles, and the use of the Entry Evaluation System, or EES, which will capture the changes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard/Released)
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 17, 2015) — The Army is consolidating Soldier education under “one roof” as part of the “Army University” concept, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said. The Army University, officially abbreviated “ArmyU” for short, is administered by the Combined Arms Center, or CAC, on Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.