The course is designed to challenge and educate selected Sergeants First Class in the areas of professional writing, communication skills, public speaking, critical thinking, organizational and command leadership, management skills, joint and operational level of war fighting, discipline, readiness, health and administrative requirements. In addition, students will be exposed to topics like National Security, Joint Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIM) and Strategic Thinking.
NCO Professional Development & Education
NCO Professional Development & Education 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q – I am a promotable SFC or already promoted to MSG. Do I need to attend MLC?
A – No, if you are already a promotable SFC, or are already a MSG you do not need to attend MLC.
Q – Who can attend MLC?
A – Until the FY 18 MSG list is released, only non-promotable SFCs will be eligible to attend MLC. Once the FY 18 list is released, those selected will be scheduled to attend MLC IAW the Army’s Select Train Educate Promote (S.T.E.P.) education / promotion strategy.
Q – How are enrollments into MLC managed?
A – Like ALC and SLC, enrollments into MLC are managed by HRC Schools Branch.
Q – If I am already a MSG, do I need to attend MLC to be eligible to compete for promotion to SGM?
A – No. If you are currently a MSG you do not need MLC to compete for promotion to SGM.
Q – I am scheduled to attend MLC. Where does my information regarding the course come from, and who does my DTS request?
A – If you are scheduled to attend MLC, you can find some information about attending the course from ATRRS. You should also receive a Welcome Letter from the NCOA where you will attend MLC that details some specifics about report times and locations, and prerequisite requirements. You must schedule your own travel requests through DTS to attend the course.
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