Directorate of Curriculum Development

Mr. William R. Ogletree Jr
SGM Willard E. Holland
Curriculum Development SGM
Mr. Michael Roth
Deputy Director

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.

Contact – DSN 621

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

Mr. Michael Roth PH: (915) 744-1378

SGM Willard E. Holland     PH: (915) 744-1202 

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

Course Managers

Basic Leadership Courses (DLC I/BLC/SSD II) SGM Christopher West (915) 744-8318 

Intermediate Leadership Courses (ALC-CC/SSD III/SLC-CC) MSG Paul Caswell  (915) 744-1626

Advanced Leadership Courses (SSD IV/MLC/SSD V) Mr. Dennis Earle (915) 744-2127

Battle Staff NCO Course/CPCC MSG Paul Caswell  (915) 744-2126

Distributed Leader Course I-VI   Ms. Claudia Nieto (915) 744-1105

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