Directorate of Curriculum Development


William R. Ogletree Jr
SGM Jonathan L. Evans
Curriculum Development SGM


The below video is of the SMA NCO Professional Development session at this year’s AUSA Convention. The part that deals with the changes coming to NCOPDS starts at the 15:58 point.


To provide high quality, professional curriculum that is rigorous, current, relevant, sequential, and progressive which helps educate and develop Soldiers and noncommissioned officers in support of lifelong learning.


DCD will set the standard for curriculum development and education for the NCO of 2020 and beyond. We are committed to creating and sustaining professional and learner-centered products that link NCO education with students’ experiences focused on six leader core competencies: readiness, leadership, operations, training management, program management, and communications.


Mr. William Ogletree      PH: (915) 744-1379

SGM Jonathan L. Evans     PH: (915) 744-1202

SSD Help Desk: Mr. Hector Perez (915) 744-2977

Course Managers

Basic Leadership Courses (SSD I/BLC/SSD II) MSG Kendrick  (915) 744-8318 
Intermediate Leadership Courses (ALC-CC/SSD III/SLC-CC) MSG Caswell  (915) 744-1627 Advanced Leadership Courses (SSD IV/MLC/SSD V) Mr. Dennis Earle (915) 744-2126 Executive Leadership Courses (SMC/SMNRC/SSD VI) SGM O’Day  (915) 744-8827 
Battle Staff NCO Course MSG Caswell  (915) 744-2127     DSN:   621

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