Performed duties of an SGL assigned to the Basic Leader Course (BLC) for the Fires Center of Excellence (FCOE). Served as the subject matter expert for all Course Management Plan (CMP) and Programs of Instruction (POI,) training and maintaining instructor certification. Responsible for the wellbeing, safety, professional development, and training of 16 Soldiers on a 22-day recurring cycle, performing nine cycles a year. During my tenure as a BLC SGL, I achieved numerous accomplishments and achievements. Received enormous praise from the United States Sergeants Major Academy (USAMA) for renovation of a Training Support Package (TSP) that was implemented across BLCs for the entire Army. Hand-picked as NCO of the Month for September 2015, selected
SPC Greenwald achieved the XVIII Airborne Corps Noncommissioned Officer Basic Leader Course graduation requirements with an overall 92.51% grade point average. SPC Greenwald showed the potential to be an excellent Noncommissioned Officer. SPC Greenwald scored a 241 on his Army Physical Fitness Test. His superior garrison leadership ability aided the squad to achieve its mission and exceed the standards. He displayed a superior understanding of how to lead Soldiers in a tactical environment. SPC Greenwald greatly aided the squad's ability to effectively complete the mission. He consistently set the standard with his professionalism, attention to detail, and military bearing. SPC Greenwald demonstrated a satisfactory understanding of how
SPC Green exceeded the XVIII Airborne Corps Noncommissioned Officer Basic Leader Course graduation requirements with an overall 94.97 grade point average earning Commandants Lists recognition. Through her demonstrated ability to pay high attention to detail she earned superior ratings in multiple graded evaluations which included achieving 100 out of 100 points during her Drill and Ceremony evaluation and Conduct Individual Training evaluations. SPC Green is a true professional who constantly displays the respect and leadership characteristics a Noncommissioned Officer should possess, which led to her being selected to serve as the Student Platoon Sergeant. Due to SPC Green's drive to succeed, she was awarded the Iron Soldier award. There
CPL Allen achieved the XVIII Airborne Corps Noncommissioned Officer Basic Leader Course graduation requirements with an overall 94.60% grade. CPL Allen passed the Army Physical Fitness Test with a score of 295. He received a superior in written communication. Displaying his understanding of Army Correspondence and the importance of effectively communicating professionally. CPL Allen's professionalism, high character and dedication throughout the course was great. As a result of that he received a superior rating in leadership. He invested time into others by staying after for study hall or giving subject matter expert feedback to his classmates. CPL Allen will be a tremendous contributor to the Noncommissioned Officer Corps. Made a significant
commitment to physical fitness and Christian values prepares the Cadet to meet future challenges with success.
SPC Jon exceeded the XVIII Airborne Corps Noncommissioned Officer Basic Leader Course graduation requirements with an overall 92.85% grade point average earning Commandant's List recognition. His attributes and competencies and knowledge of the responsibilities were put to the test with SPC Jon achieving the Leadership Award. SPC Jon demonstrated a high level of dedication to maintain his physical ability by achieving a 300 on the APFT. SPC Jon was also had the opportunity to compete in the academy's Iron Warrior Competition. His ability to effectively commutate verbally is that of a seasoned Noncommissioned Officer, whether it is though giving commands to a formation or writing awards for his Soldiers. SPC Jon's dedication to the mission
SPC Mackey achieved the XVIII Airborne Corps Noncommissioned Officer Basic Leader Course graduation requirements with an overall 95.58% grade point average. SPC Mackey met the standard by achieving a score of 265 on the APFT. He passed all performance evaluations the first time and displayed exceptional Squad Drill skills. He demonstrated an outstanding ability to communicate by establishing an effective communication channel to conduct daily business. When placed in a leadership position as the student Platoon Sergeant, SPC Mackey immediately took charge setting the standard and tone for peers, bringing high motivation to the team. His leadership abilities were on full display during the Situational Training Exercise, which led to his
o closely monitored, encouraged, and trained one NCO and six Soldiers, on MOS tasks and skills; achieving a section average of 255 on APFT
Continuing my hard work and determination will allow me overcome any challenge the academies offer. Striving for greatness requires the ability to overcome personal weakness; you must be able to push out doubt and insecurities. West Point has ingrained this willpower into their cadets, resulting in an elite corps of officers. During West Point’s Summer Leadership Experience (SLE), it was enlightening to see how exercise strengthened the soldiers’ body and mind. The
SPC Stuteville achieved the XVIII Airborne Corps Noncommissioned Officer Basic Leader Course graduation requirements with an overall 93.33 GPA grade point average. SPC Stuteville executed all commands with precision and expressed a strong command voice while marching. SPC Stuteville displayed the ability to conduct Physical Readiness Training. He set the example for Soldiers to emulate and was able to obtain a superior course average of 96% by executing the basic fundamentals of Physical Readiness Training. SPC Stuteville Conduct Individual Training was one of the best in the squad. He gave a detailed step by step method of instruction during his Training evaluation. He was a enthusiastic speaker which demonstrated a high level of competence
SPC Buchanan has successfully achieved course standards. On all oral projects, he proved to be a poised, confident, enthusiastic speaker who commanded the attention of his audience achieving satisfactory results. When serving in positions of leadership, SPC Buchanan displayed a consistent positive attitude which enabled him to gain confidence when issuing orders and directives to subordinates to accomplish assigned tasks. When constructing Army correspondence, he showed a good understanding of effective written communications attributes as outlined in AR 25-50. SPC Buchanan took the initiative to train individuals on difficult tasks which contributed greatly to the learning process and helped to build strong team cohesion. SPC Buchanan adhered
A model for health and well-being, Petty Officer Watson selflessly came to work at 0530 twice a week this period to work out with the A school students. As a team lead, he often filled in for his team mates rather than find a replacement when they were unable to fulfill their PT duty. Always a team player, he encouraged others in his office to go on runs and has participated in the Morale Committees 5k fun runs. He was an active participant in on base intramural leagues and shared his passion for recreation with others in the office. Petty Officer Watson followed a comprehensive fitness program targeted at completing marathon
SPC Bradley exceeded the XVIII Airborne Corps Noncommissioned Officer Basic Leader Course graduation requirements with an overall 96.43 grade point average earning Commandants Lists recognition. He exemplifies the qualities necessary for leaders to lead, develop, and achieve in today's operational environment. He passed all evaluations on the first time and demonstrated a complete understanding of all subjects. His superior writing abilities are something more predominantly found in a more experienced NCO. He was capable of articulating himself so that everyone could understand the mission. This ability was evident during both his garrison and tactical leadership evaluations. SPC Bradley technical and tactical proficiency was paramount
Hard work and dedication were a requirement everyday with no exceptions. I had met fellow sailors from all over the U.S and even other countries. I had instantly found my call, and could not get enough of the new elements I was introduced to. For the first time in my life, I was assigned to be a leader and I naturally took to the assignment. The formula was simple, exercise hard, keep a pristine uniform, and be loud and proud. I was assigned the rate of Aviation Ordnanceman, and after three months I made my way to Pensacola,
The United States (U.S.) Army has a reputation of being one of the best leadership institutes in the world. A sense of structure, organization, and a variety of unique challenges contribute greatly to producing quality leaders. However, the Army is not consistent in producing quality leaders because it does not have a comprehensive assessment and feedback system. This paper focuses on the Signal Corps Basic Officer Leader Course as a potential pilot organization to test a comprehensive leader development and evaluation system for further application across the U.S. Army. The paper reviews the essential elements of leader development evaluation, a proposed system for assessment, a practical method for gathering and analyzing data to evaluate those assessments, and potential implications for other U.S. Army organizations.