Instructor Education Course For Bolc B. The United States Army Officer

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Instructor Education Course for BOLC B

Patricia Ryder, CPT, USA,
CG 14

Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School
Major Brian Schweers
March 30, 2015
In 1819, to the House of Representatives, Secretary of War, John C. Calhoun wrote “No truth is better supported by history than that . . . victory will be on the side of those who have the best instructed officers.”1 Officers in the United States military carry a heavy burden to take responsibility for the lives they lead. As our Nation faces many unpredictable and complex conflicts in the operating environment, it is apparent that our preparation is essential. The United States Army Officer education program has a gaping hole in the current curriculum structure. Officers across all combat and combat service support branches are disconnected on a standardized education program leaving the United States Army at a disadvantage. The United States Army Officer Corps needs to develop an Officer Corps instructor education program to increase a standardized curriculum. This will standardize all branches of the Army to improve junior officer development, preparedness for first assignment, and officer corps proficiency. Without a common standardization course within the Army, junior officers are ill prepared for their new assignments and the Army suffers decreased combat readiness.
United States Army Officer Curriculum
The current mission of the United States Army “is to fight and win our Nation 's wars by…
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