Fort Bliss NCO Academy

CSM Patrick Kelly
1SG Gina R. Aceves.
Deputy Commandant
SFC Jeffery H. Delay
Chief of Training


1SG Yairick D. McFadden
First Sergeant










The Fort Bliss Noncommissioned Officer Academy provides exemplary academic and performance based assessments in a learner-centric training and educational environment with the goal of developing adaptable, agile, and resilient leaders capable of solving problems in a complex world.

Course Description

The Basic Leader Course is the first step in the Noncommissioned Officer Education System and represents a Soldiers’ first return to formal schooling after Advanced Individual Training (AIT). BLC is geared toward Soldiers preparing for promotion to sergeant. The

SSG Shawn Jenkins
Instr. of the Cycle


Fort Bliss NCO Academy’s BLC is a non-MOS specific leadership course that provides Soldiers with the basic tools to do what is expected of them as noncommissioned officers. Students are provided opportunities to practice and demonstrate what they are taught in a fast-paced and challenging atmosphere. They are placed in leadership positions and evaluated on their leadership abilities.

Course Dates

The below PDF document contains the FY18 schedule of classes for the Fort Bliss NCO Academy:



tradocFor more information contact the NCO Academy at: COM: (915) 568-2628.

Student Announcements

* Effective with class 01-16 all students attending the Basic Leader Course are required to have Common Access Card (CAC) access to the Fort Bliss NIPR net. This is a requirement for use of classroom computers.


Commandant (915) 568-2440

Deputy Commandant (915) 568-5962

Chief of Operations (915) 568-2160

Student  Records (915) 568-1529

S4 NCOIC (915) 568-5371

Chief of Training (915) 568-4744

SDNCO (915) 780-9620
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