NCO Professional Development & Education

CSM Chris Simmons


Serves as the single proponent to provide mission command of all active component Noncommissioned Officer Academies that will deliver the Basic and Master Leader Courses.


To be a framework for the collaborative effort with the NCOA commandants and relevant organizations to deliver the Basic and Master Leader Courses. The U.S. Army and Training and Doctrine Command directed USASMA to bring all Forces Command NCOAs under a single proponent. USASMA activated the NCOA Mission Command on October 1, 2016, and is now the proponent for mission command over the following NCOAs: Fort Bliss, Fort Hood, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fort Stewart, Fort Campbell, Fort Drum, and Fort Bragg. Effective 01 October 2017, NCOAMC will assume mission command over the following OCONUS NCOAs: Korea, Hawaii, Alaska, and Germany.

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CSM Blog: ITCOP helps Soldiers find the seats

By Cathy Fahsel, TRADOC G-3/5/7 Training Management Operations Activity


During the NCO Development Town Hall held Nov. 3, someone asked why Soldiers didn’t have a school date within a month of the selection list being released. In answering the question, Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport mentioned a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command program called the Institutional Training Common Operational Picture, or ITCOP. He also addressed a perceived capacity issue and how Soldiers should log on to ITCOP to see the available Noncommissioned Officer Education System, or NCOES seats throughout the components.

My name is Cathy Fahsel, from TRADOC’s G-3/5/7 Training Operations Management Activity, and I’d like to share some information about the capabilities ITCOP can provide.

If you’ve ever wanted to get a quick look at available seats for professional military education, well now you can. ITCOP provides commanders, leaders and Soldiers enhanced analytical and reporting capability. Its dashboards are designed to provide visibility of unused and open seats available to personnel under various commands. The reports are presented in dashboard views that may be sorted, filtered and exported based on the user’s preferences and needs.

What is ITCOP?

ITCOP is an Army Training Requirements and Resources System-managed tool that provides commanders and leaders an up-to-date status of training through multiple dashboards — the open seat dashboard, the fill rate dashboard and the school fill rate dashboard — to maximize training in a resource-constrained environment.
ITCOP provides the ability to view available NCOES and military occupational specialty-training, or MOS-T, seats from 0-120 days of a class start date by military occupational specialty, career management field and location.
ITCOP identifies available institutional training seats regardless of component within The Army School System, or TASS.
Centers and schools can use ITCOP to track fill rates by MOS, course and school by simply checking or unchecking the boxes.

Why is ITCOP important to the Army?

ITCOP offers commanders and leaders a holistic view of training slots available for NCOES and MOS-T courses across the United States.
ITCOP enables commanders and leaders to efficiently monitor TASS capacity vacancies in near real-time and capitalize on opportunities to schedule Soldiers for training as needed.
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NCO Academies

Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Fort Bliss

Fort Hood

Fort Drum

Fort Campbell

Fort Bragg

Fort Stewart


CSM Chris Simmons, Director     (915)744-2110

East Branch
SGM Stevie Jones, Assistant Director (915) 744-6214

SFC George T. Trevino, Training Manager (915) 744-6161

West Branch

SGM Bradley W. Schemmel 915-744-3020

SFC John C. Mullin, Training Manager (915) 744-3035

SFC Liz Suazo   915-744-6215

Course Managers

Basic Leadership Course
MSG Kevin K. Kendrick   915-744-8318

Master Leadership Course
SGM Jason F. Leeworthy   (915) 744-2126

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