NCOA Mission Command


Serves as the single proponent to provide mission command of all active component Noncommissioned Officer Academies that will deliver the Basic Leader Course, Master Leader Course, and the Battle Staff NCO Course.


To be a framework for the collaborative effort with the NCOA commandants and relevant organizations to deliver the Basic Leader Course, Master Leader Course, and the Battle Staff NCO Course.

The U.S. Army and Training and Doctrine Command directed the NCOL CoE to bring all Forces Command NCOAs under a single proponent. The NCOL CoE activated the NCOA Mission Command on October 1, 2016, and is now the proponent for mission command over the following NCOAs: Fort Bliss, Fort Hood, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fort Stewart, Fort Campbell, Fort Drum, and Fort Bragg.

In addition, the NCOA MC executes the Commandants Pre Command Course three times annually. This course prepares CSM’s to assume positions as Commandants at various NCO academies around the Army and trains all three components of the Army. The NCOA MC also prepares and executes the Commandants Training Counsel twice annually.

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CSM Blog: ITCOP helps Soldiers find the seats

By Cathy Fahsel, TRADOC G-3/5/7 Training Management Operations Activity


During the NCO Development Town Hall held Nov. 3, someone asked why Soldiers didn’t have a school date within a month of the selection list being released. In answering the question, Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport mentioned a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command program called the Institutional Training Common Operational Picture, or ITCOP. He also addressed a perceived capacity issue and how Soldiers should log on to ITCOP to see the available Noncommissioned Officer Education System, or NCOES seats throughout the components.

My name is Cathy Fahsel, from TRADOC’s G-3/5/7 Training Operations Management Activity, and I’d like to share some information about the capabilities ITCOP can provide.

If you’ve ever wanted to get a quick look at available seats for professional military education, well now you can. ITCOP provides commanders, leaders and Soldiers enhanced analytical and reporting capability. Its dashboards are designed to provide visibility of unused and open seats available to personnel under various commands. The reports are presented in dashboard views that may be sorted, filtered and exported based on the user’s preferences and needs.

What is ITCOP?

ITCOP is an Army Training Requirements and Resources System-managed tool that provides commanders and leaders an up-to-date status of training through multiple dashboards — the open seat dashboard, the fill rate dashboard and the school fill rate dashboard — to maximize training in a resource-constrained environment.
ITCOP provides the ability to view available NCOES and military occupational specialty-training, or MOS-T, seats from 0-120 days of a class start date by military occupational specialty, career management field and location.
ITCOP identifies available institutional training seats regardless of component within The Army School System, or TASS.
Centers and schools can use ITCOP to track fill rates by MOS, course and school by simply checking or unchecking the boxes.

Why is ITCOP important to the Army?

ITCOP offers commanders and leaders a holistic view of training slots available for NCOES and MOS-T courses across the United States.
ITCOP enables commanders and leaders to efficiently monitor TASS capacity vacancies in near real-time and capitalize on opportunities to schedule Soldiers for training as needed.
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