Educate Staff Sergeants through Master Sergeants to serve as battle staff noncommissioned officers at battalion and higher level staff positions. Battle Staff NCO Course provides selected noncommissioned officers with the tools necessary to learn specific staff duties and become familiar with the duties of other staff sections. BSNCOC provides technical and tactical curriculum relevant to the missions, duties, and responsibilities assigned to battle staff members in battalion and brigade-level units.

Course Description

The Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course (BSNCOC) is a branch-immaterial functional course for the noncommissioned officer (NCO) in the ranks of staff sergeant through master sergeant to develop for staff assignments. This course will challenge learners to think creatively and critically to solve complex problems. Key topics include: mission command-command and control; decisive action; Army operations to include multidomain operations and large scale combat operations (LSCO); military decision-making process (MDMP) to include the joint planning process (JPP).
The course Assessments include: short answer response, short answer essay, graphics & overlays, course of action sketch, and plans, orders, & attachments.
The approved design is 175 total hours, covers 30 lessons within ten overarching topics throughout the foundations, mission command, military decision making process (MDMP), and combined arms rehearsal (CAR) modules. The center focus is the MDMP module that has lessons grouped within the seven steps of the process.
Upon departure Graduates of the BSNCOC receive the additional skill identifier (ASI) 2S, and will receive a DA Form 87, Certificate of Training.
The resident course can be attended at either NCOLCoE (Fort Bliss, Texas) or at the NCO academies at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania or Camp Williams, Utah.

Battle Staff Information

The PDF documents to the right contain the schedule of classes for upcoming classes of the BSNCOC as well as other pertinent class information.  Ensure you have all of your required documents filled out correctly during Day 1 of in-processing or you will be denied access to the course.


Google Translation Disclaimer

  • Google Translate, a third party service provided by Google, performs all translations directly and dynamically.
  • NCO Worldwide, www.ncoworldwide.army.mil has no control over the features, functions, or performance of the Google Translate service.
  • The automated translations should not be considered exact and should be used only as an approximation of the original English language content.
  • This service is meant solely for the assistance of limited English-speaking users of the website.
  • NCO Worldwide, www.ncoworldwide.army.mil does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information translated.
  • Some items cannot be translated, including but not limited to image buttons, drop down menus, graphics, photos, or portable document formats (pdfs).
  • NCO Worldwide, www.ncoworldwide.army.mil does not directly endorse Google Translate or imply that it is the only language translation solution available to users.
  • All site visitors may choose to use similar tools for their translation needs. Any individuals or parties that use NCO Worldwide, www.ncoworldwide.army.mil content in translated form, whether by Google Translate or by any other translation services, do so at their own risk.
  • IE users: Please note that Google Translate may not render correctly when using Internet Explorer. Users are advised to use MS Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox browser to take full advantage of the Google Translate feature.
  • The official text of content on this site is the English version found on this website. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information contained in translated text, refer to the English version on this website, it is the official version.


Chief Instructor

MSG William P. Skilling: william.p.skilling.mil@army.mil

Senior Instructor

MSG Joshua M Schultz: joshua.m.schultz16.mil@army.mil

VTT Primary Instructor

MSG Stephenie Imler: stephenie.l.imler.mil@army.mil