On behalf of the staff and cadre here at the Signal Corps Regimental 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.
Please take time before arriving and look at the NCOA Det Welcome Guide which contains information about the NCOA Det and other areas of interest on and around Fort Meade. It is imperative that you read the instructions outlined in this guide in order to make your transition smooth. Ensure special attention to Section VI: Fact Sheet that outlines the funding process for NCOA Detachment 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 take a record APFT and participate in a height and weight screening 72 hours after their report date. Also, be sure to make note of the newly implemented APFT and height & weight requirements outlined in the References section of the 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).
Once you are contacted by your SGL, complete the Advance Information Sheet (AIS) found in the Welcome Guide and return it to your SGL within 5 calendar days.
Complete all other required forms and bring them with you on your report date. If you have any questions that cannot be answered by the Welcome Guide, then feel free to contact your SGL. You may also contact Operations at DSN 622-2421 or Comm. 301-677-2421. Our fax number is DSN 622-4595 or Comm. 301-677-4595. Again, congratulations on your selection. We look forward to your arrival and successful completion of the course.