Branch Chief

Dear SLC/ALC Selectee

On behalf of the staff and cadre, here at the Cyber Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officer Academy Detachment (NCOA Det.), I would like to congratulate you on your selection to attend the Senior/Advanced Leader Course (SLC/ALC). Your selection is a distinct honor, which should serve as a source of considerable pride and accomplishment.

This website and the Student Welcome Guide contains information about the NCOA Det. and other areas of interest on and around Fort George G. Meade. It is imperative that you read the instructions outlined in this guide in order to make your transition smooth. Please pay special attention to Section VI: Fact Sheet that outlines the funding process for NCOA Det. students and provides specific information for your TDY Orders.

Your report date is an administrative day and training will begin the next day. All ALC and SLC students will participate in an official height and weight screening 24 hours after their report date and participate in a record APFT, 96 hours after their report date. In addition, be sure to make note of the APFT and height & weight requirements outlined in the References section of this guide. There will be a training schedule posted for your review throughout the course. Your immediate supervisor throughout the course will be your Small Group Leader (SGL).

Complete the enclosed Advance Information Sheet (AIS) and return it to your SGL within five days. Complete all other forms and bring with you on your report date. If you have any questions that cannot be answered by this Welcome Guide, then feel free to contact your SGL. You may also contact Operations at DSN 622-3069 or Comm. 301-677-3069 . Again, congratulations on your selection. We look forward to your arrival and successful completion of the course.


-Branch Chief