MISSION

Conduct professional military education to Western Hemisphere Noncommissioned Officers in the areas of Leadership, Counseling, Training Management, Warfighting Skills, and Staff Operations.  Develop NCOs to be tactical and ethical leaders enhancing the professionalism of the region’s security forces.

Director :  1SG Garcia

 

MSG Roy P. Benavidez NCO Academy (NCOA) Course Listing

Small Unit Leader

(SULC)

(SANweb: Small Unit Leader, MASL ID No. B121431)

This course focuses on NCO Common Core Competencies. These competencies are readiness, leadership, training management, communications, and operations. The Course is designed to build basic leadership skills needed to lead a team size element. It supports the military’s and law enforcement personnel’s missions by developing smart, thoughtful, and innovative leaders who can communicate effectively, lead and protect their members, and sustain their equipment.

Student Profile: Attendees to the course must meet the following eligibility
criteria:
1. Must be a Noncommissioned with a minimum grade of
Sergeant (E-5/or Corporal) and a maximum grade of Staff
Sergeant (E-6) or equivalent.
2. Must have previous leadership experiences in or a future
assignment to a Team or Squad level leadership positions.
3. Must be in good/ medium physically condition and mentally
prepared.

Duration: 5 weeks, 2 days

Schedule: 3 Iterations: Jan - Mar, Jul - Aug, Aug - Oct

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

NCO Professional Development

(NCOPD)

(SANweb:  NCO Professional Development, MASL ID No. B179115)
(SANweb:  NCO Professional Development (English), MASL ID No.B179116) 

This course educates military and law enforcement NCOs to be adaptive leaders, critical and creative thinkers, armed with the technical, tactical, administrative, logistical skills and experience needed to lead squad and platoon-size units. Students can visualize, describe, and execute squad and platoon level operations in varied operational environments. This is a leader course that produces an adaptive, and innovative professional leader capable of leading subordinates in any situation. WHINSEC offers this course in English and Spanish.

Student Profile: Attendees to the course must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Must be a Noncommissioned with a minimum grade of sergeant (E-6) and a maximum grade of sergeant first class (E-7) or equivalent.
2. Must have previous leadership experiences in or a future assignment to a
squad-or-platoon-level leadership positions.
3. Must be in good physical condition and mentally prepared.

Duration: 7 weeks, 3 days

Schedule:

NCOPD: 2 Iterations: Apr - Jun, Sep - Nov

NCOPD-E: 1 Iteration: Sep - Nov

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

Senior Enlisted Advisor

(SEA)

(SANweb: Senior Enlisted Advisor, MASL ID No. B179118)

This course is designed to prepare senior non-commissioned officers (NCOs) in the ranks of Master Sergeant to Sergeant Major or equivalent, serving at higher levels of leadership or advisory roles at the organizational or institutional levels. The course provides tools to develop critical reasoning, creative thinking and decision-making skills in a joint, multinational, and multiservice professional forum. Students analyze problems based on available information, arrive at logical solutions and decisions with reasonable speed, communicate reasoning and decisions, orally and in writing, and supervise to ensure proper execution.

Student Profile: Attendees to the course must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Must be a Noncommissioned or law enforcement personnel with a
minimum grade of Master Sergeant (E-8) and a maximum grade of
Sergeant Major (E-9) or equivalent.
2. Must have previous leadership experiences in or a future assignment to
a Company or higher-level leadership positions.
3. Must be a graduate of their respective country and service advanced
NCO course.

Duration: 10 weeks

Schedule: 1 Iteration: Apr - Jun

*Dates are subject to change, please confirm and coordinate with your Country’s SCO.

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