Fort Bliss NCO Academy

CSM Patrick Kelly
1SG Gina R. Aceves.
Deputy Commandant
SFC Erick A. Oviedo
Chief of Training
1SG James Lee Dawson
First Sergeant


Provide challenging academic and performance based assessments in a learner-centric environment with the goal of developing critical and creative thinkers capable of solving problems and building teams to win decisively 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 Kerrion P. Thompson
Inst. 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 or questions related to BLC please contact the Chief of Training at: COM: (915) 568-4744.

Student Announcements

* Effective with class 02-20 all students attending the Basic Leader Course will report to the Fort Bliss NCOA Barracks, Building 1005, on Chaffee Road, at 0500 hours on your report date in IPFU’s with your sponsor.

All Soldiers will be administered an APFT and HT/WT as an entrance requirement. Students must have submitted a digital enrollment packet prior to attendance as an enrollment requirement.  

Student Documents


In-Processing Documents


BLC Digital Enrollment Packet 05 SEP 19


Fort Bliss Universal Packing List 10 JUN 19



Chief of Operations (915) 568-2160

Chief of Training (915) 568-4744

SDNCO (915) 780-9620
DSN: 621Fort Bliss Universal Packing List 10 JUN 19

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