Educate sergeants through sergeants major to serve as battle staff noncommissioned officers at battalion and higher level staff positions. Battle Staff NCO Course provides selected noncommissioned officers with the tools necessary to learn specific staff duties and become familiar with the duties of other staff sections. BSNCOC provides technical and tactical curriculum relevant to the missions, duties, and responsibilities assigned to battle staff members in battalion and brigade-level units.
The Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course is a branch-immaterial functional course for noncommissioned officers selected for staff assignments, providing them with the tools necessary to learn specific staff duties and become familiar with the duties of other staff sections. BSNCOC provides technical and tactical curriculum relevant to the missions, duties, and responsibilities assigned to battle staff members in battalion and brigade-level units. Graduates of the BSNCOC receive the additional skill identifier (ASI) 2S.
Battle Staff NCO Course uses the experiential learning model strategy. The course map includes Course Overview; Small Group Process; Mission Command; Staff Operations; Operational Environment; Stability Operations; Information Operations; Cyber Defense; Brigade Combat Team; Urban Operations; Tactical Sustainment; Military Briefings; Graphics and Overlays; Plans, Orders, and Attachments; Command Post of the Future; Military Decision Making Process; and Staff Exercise.
Upon departure students will receive an Academic Evaluation Report (AER). The resident course can be attended at either USASMA (Fort Bliss, Texas) or at the NCO academies at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania or Camp Williams, Utah.
Battle Staff NCO History video
The below 30-minute video was produced to compliment the Battle Staff NCO Course curricula.
Battle Staff Information
The below PDF documents contain the schedule of classes for upcoming classes of the BSNCOC as well as other pertinent class information:
For more information about the Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course click here: www.us.army.mil
Ensure you have all of your required documents filled out correctly during Day 1 of in-processing or you will be denied access to the course.
Note to Windows 10 users
The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy uses PDF files that have attachments (Word, Excel and PowerPoint files) associated with the file. Those who are using Windows 10 will find that it sets Microsoft Edge as the default browser. Edge does not support ActiveX plugins, therefore the Acrobat Reader plug-in won’t work. The same is true with Chrome. You have to download the PDF file to your desktop in order to see the attachments. However Windows 10 comes with another browser, Internet Explorer 11, which will allow you to see the attachments without downloading the PDF. The attached HOW TO File will show you how to make Internet Explorer 11 your default browser.
Director: SGM Quentin D. Washington (915) 744-9194
Deputy Director: SGM Christopher M. Van Alstyne (915) 744-9211
Resident Main Office (915) 744-6275
VTT Main Office: (915) 744-8516
Address: Commandant, USASMA
11293 SGT E Churchill St.
Fort Bliss TX 79918-8002