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					   BOLC II
Command Brief
    USMA
                              BOLC II Mission

  •Train, educate, and acculturate Second
     Lieutenants to develop competent,
confident, and adaptable officers able to lead
        Soldiers in any environment.




Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II)
                                     BOLC II Battalion
                                                        II

                                                                                              Total BN Strength
                                                                                         Cadre: 254 Auth / 216 Assg
                                                                                             Civilian Staff: 1 / 16
                                       XO                                CSM
                                                                                         2LTs (on hand): 1526 (1840)



                            S1                                                S2/3                  S4



       I                         I                  I                                I                   I             I


  A                    B                    C                             D                     E                HHC




                                                                                               HQ                      DCC
  HQ                   HQ                   HQ                            HQ



                                                                                                    Auth FY09
           Auth FY11                                         Auth FY10
                                                                                                    (Unmanned)

                                                   Year         Mission Reports Grads
                                                 FY 08 MSN:     8392     / 7905 / 7828
                                                 FY 09 MSN: 11500 /         4829 / 3279
                                                      (FY09 Mission = FY08 + 2x E Co/Bty )
Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II)
                            BOLC II Company

                                        Company Cadre
                                        Company Commander: Junior Major, Senior Captain
                                        First Sergeant: Infantry E-8
                                        Operations Sergeant: Staff Sergeant



                                        Platoon Cadre
                                        Platoon Trainer/Mentor: Command Qualified Captain
                                        Platoon Sergeant: Sergeant First Class
                                        Four Squad Trainers: Staff Sergeants
  Students = 200-240

                                                  Platoon Size = 40 Maximum
                                                  Company Size = 200-240 Maximum


Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II)
               Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC) Training
             Phase I                              Phase II                           Phase III
                II                                    II                                 II
         3             11                        1         11                        2        11

         (12 weeks)                               (6 weeks)                          (13 weeks)
     2400 Students/FY09                       5700 Students/FY09                 1450 Students/FY09
                     Education:                        Acculturation:                     Training:
                     • Critical thinking               • Understand and                   • Individual, leader,
                     • Problem Solving                 accept new duties,                 collective tasks under
                     • Creativity                      roles, responsibilities            complex STX/LFX
                                                       • Not what you were                conditions
                     • Intellectual agility
                                                       before                             Acculturation:
                     • Ethics
                                                       • Commissioning                    • Infantry Professional
                     • Leadership
                                                       source and degree                         • Skills
                     Training:
                                                       are immaterial                            • Qualifications
                     • Basic individual
                     and small unit                    Training:                          Education:
                     tactical tasks                    • Leadership                       • Cultural awareness
                     Acculturation:                    experience and                     • Operational Effects
                                                       experimentation                    • Leadership
                     • NCO/Civilian
                                                       • Warrior tasks and
                            Officer
                                                       drills
                     Candidate
                                                       Education:
                     Junior Officer
                                                       • Leadership
                                                       • Interpersonal skills
                        Sequential and Progressive Outcomes Based Training
Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II)
             Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC) Training

         Competent / Confident Adaptable / Agile
               WHAT (Science of Profession)                    HOW (Art of Profession)
                           Academic                                Practical Applications

                      Individual Training                           Collective Training
   II




BOLC I                             Initial Entry Training
    II                        (Education/Training - Participant)


BOLC II             Initial Military Training
              (Acculturation – Leader Participant)
    II




BOLC III     Infantry Specific Training
             (Platoon Leader - Leader)


     - Knowledge & Experience facilitate increased task complexity / difficulty
     - At each phase, baseline proficiency is required to sustain the sequential
       and progressive nature of BOLC
Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II)
                     U.S. Army Officer Corps
                          Acculturation
–   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
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

Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II)
                  Building on the Outcomes
    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


Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II)
                  Building on the Outcomes
     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
Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II)
                      Outcome Methodology
               Cadre Example                             Convoy/U
 Values and                              Ethical
                                                         rban OPS
                                                                         Developmental
                     &                  Vignettes                         Counseling
   Ethics       Mentorship


                                 CCTT/R    Convoy/     Adv Land     CO/BN/BDE/DCG
Leadership      PT        SLFX              Urban
                                   VS                    Nav        Graduation Talks
                                             OPS


              Cadre Example         “Taking           Informal      CO/BN/BDE/DCG
Officership         &               Charge”          Reception      Graduation Talks
               Mentorship


  Personal       PT        CLS     CLSP
                                                      Cadre Mentorship
                                                                           Leader Book
Development                               Doctrinal Kit-bag


  Technical                 BRM        Basic        US    Adv Land              IED
                AIMSS                         SRM                             Classes
 Competence                          Land Nav     Weapons   Nav



   Tactical      TLPs          Adv                                Convoy/U     Week 6
                                             SLFX       CCTT/R
                  &          Land Nav                             rban OPS      FTX
 Competence     Tactics
                                                          VS
                             7 Week Overview

  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



Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II)
                  Graduation Requirements


    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


Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II)
                          Questions
Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC II)

				
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