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BOLC II Command Brief USMA. Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II) Train, educate, and acculturate Second Lieutenants to develop competent, confident,

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1 BOLC II Command Brief USMA

2 Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II) Train, educate, and acculturate Second Lieutenants to develop competent, confident, and adaptable officers able to lead Soldiers in any environment. BOLC II Mission

3 Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II) BOLC II Battalion I I A II C I D I XO CSM S1S2/3S4 HQ B HHC DCC I E HQ Year Mission Reports Grads FY 08 MSN: 8392 / 7905 / 7828 FY 09 MSN: / 4829 / 3279 (FY09 Mission = FY08 + 2x E Co/Bty ) Total BN Strength Cadre: 254 Auth / 216 Assg Civilian Staff: 1 / 16 2LTs (on hand): 1526 (1840) Total BN Strength Cadre: 254 Auth / 216 Assg Civilian Staff: 1 / 16 2LTs (on hand): 1526 (1840) Auth FY10Auth FY11 Auth FY09 (Unmanned)

4 Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II) Students = BOLC II Company Platoon Cadre Platoon Trainer/Mentor: Command Qualified Captain Platoon Sergeant: Sergeant First Class Four Squad Trainers: Staff Sergeants Company Cadre Company Commander: Junior Major, Senior Captain First Sergeant: Infantry E-8 Operations Sergeant: Staff Sergeant Platoon Size = 40 Maximum Company Size = Maximum

5 Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II) Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC) Training Phase III Phase II Acculturation: Understand and accept new duties, roles, responsibilities Not what you were before Commissioning source and degree are immaterial Training: Leadership experience and experimentation Warrior tasks and drills Education: Leadership Interpersonal skills Training: Individual, leader, collective tasks under complex STX/LFX conditions Acculturation: Infantry Professional Skills Qualifications Education: Cultural awareness Operational Effects Leadership (6 weeks) (13 weeks) Phase I Education: Critical thinking Problem Solving Creativity Intellectual agility Ethics Leadership Training: Basic individual and small unit tactical tasks Acculturation: NCO/Civilian Officer Candidate Junior Officer (12 weeks) Sequential and Progressive Outcomes Based Training I 1 11 I 2 11 I Students/FY Students/FY Students/FY09

6 Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II) WHAT (Science of Profession) HOW (Art of Profession) BOLC I BOLC II BOLC III Academic Individual TrainingCollective Training Practical Applications Initial Entry Training (Education/Training - Participant) Initial Military Training (Acculturation – Leader Participant) Infantry Specific Training (Platoon Leader - Leader) - Knowledge & Experience facilitate increased task complexity / difficulty Competent / Confident Adaptable / Agile I Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC) Training - At each phase, baseline proficiency is required to sustain the sequential and progressive nature of BOLC

7 Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II) –Transition: Civilian – (Soldier/Cadet/Candidate) – Professional Army Officer –Common U.S. Army Officer Corps Experience Strengthen the Corps (and the Army) across hundreds of BOLC I experiences Strengthen the Corps (and the Army) across all branches –Team Culture. Transition from being evaluated as an individual. –Fitness / Athletic Culture –Off Duty Professionalism –Professional Education / Personal Development –Respect. The Officer Culture is a Culture of Service Classmates Cadre Your Platoon –Warrior Ethos / Fighter First U.S. Army Officer Corps Acculturation

8 Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II) Overall BOLC Outcomes A team member possessing the character and commitment to live the Army Values and Warrior Ethos Confident, adaptable, mentally agile and accountable for own actions and able to act within the Commander’s intent Grounded in the core competences (leading, developing, and achieving) capable of serving the modular force in full spectrum operations Physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally ready to fight as a ground combatant Proficient in basic military skills required of a junior officer (BOLC) Self disciplined, willing and an adaptive critical thinker capable of solving problems commensurate with position and experience

9 Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II) Values and Ethics BOLC I - Newly Commissioned / Appointed Officer who knows and understands Army values and begins to demonstrate them BOLC II - Junior Officer who demonstrates Army Values and applies them to personal and professional decision making Leadership BOLC I - Newly Commissioned / Appointed Officer who demonstrates knowledge of core leadership attributes and competencies and apply fundamentals of leadership at team and squad levels BOLC II - Junior Officer that can apply core leadership attributes and competencies, and demonstrate proficiency at team and squad levels Officership BOLC I - Understands and embraces the concept of officership BOLC II - Accepts and demonstrates new roles and responsibilities as a member of the profession of arms Building on the Outcomes

10 Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II) Personal Development BOLC I - Understands responsibilities of an officer for self development (physical, mental, spiritual and emotional) outside the institutional and organizational domains BOLC II - Applies responsibilities of an officer for self development (physical, mental, spiritual and emotional) outside the institutional and organizational domains Understands responsibilities to inspire self development in subordinates Technical Competence BOLC I – Possesses fundamental knowledge and understanding of basic military skills and Army management systems required of a junior officer BOLC II - Practices the application of technical aspects of warrior tasks and battle drills Applies Army management systems and sustainment functions Tactical Competence BOLC I - Possess basic military skills and demonstrates knowledge of the orders process and troop leading procedures while executing small unit tactics Experiences an introduction to WTBD and fundamentals of Army operations BOLC II - Applies Troop Leading Procedures (TLP’s) Applies critical thinking and problem solving Understands and applies WTBD and fundamentals of Army operations Building on the Outcomes

11 Officership Informal Reception CO/BN/BDE/DCG Graduation Talks Personal Development PT CLS CLSP Cadre Mentorship Doctrinal Kit-bag Leader Book Values and Ethics Cadre Example & Mentorship Convoy/U rban OPS Developmental Counseling Technical Competence AIMSS BRM US Weapons Adv Land Nav IED Classes SRM Tactical Competence SLFX Adv Land Nav Week 6 FTX Leadership CO/BN/BDE/DCG Graduation Talks Adv Land Nav PT CCTT/R VS SLFX Convoy/ Urban OPS Outcome Methodology Convoy/U rban OPS TLPs & Tactics Ethical Vignettes Basic Land Nav Cadre Example & Mentorship “Taking Charge” CCTT/R VS

12 Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II) Week 1 – 3 ½ - day Inprocess; Initial Counseling; Diagnostic APFT; CLS; AIMSS; TLPs; PCC/PCIs; Week 2 – Combatives (10 Hrs); “Taking Charge”; Small Unit Tactics; BRM Week 3 – M4 Qualification (Day/Night w/ Optics & Laser); CCTT/RVS Week 4 – (TTB) SRM; Urban Ops/CQB w/ Simunitions; Sqd Land Nav Week 5 – (TTB) Squad LFX (BD 1A); Convoy STX; Heavy Weapons Week 6 – (TTB) 96 hour CONOPS/FTX; 10 Mile Foot March Week 7 – Record APFT; Grad Run; Iron Voyager; Counseling; 1 ½ - day Outprocess; Graduation 7 Week Overview

13 Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II) 1) APFT 2) M4 Qualification (Day/Night) w/ CCO & laser 3) Land Navigation (5 of 8 – Day/Night) 4) 10 - Mile Tactical Footmarch 5) Graded Leadership Positions (x2) ICW FTX 6) 4 - Mile Graduation Run Graduation Requirements

14 Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II) Questions


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