At the Basic Officer Leader Courses (BOLCs
), new officers are being taught how to think and perform as junior leaders while simultaneously being equipped with an academic foundation for all areas of logistics: supply, maintenance, and transportation.
With the rewrite of Field Manual (FM) 3.0, Operations, came changes to the CBRN BOLC
course flow and lesson plans.1 Over the last year, OTD has worked tirelessly with the USACBRNS Department of Training to review, rewrite, recreate, and redesign instruction about how newly appointed CBRN officers are taught so that they receive the skills and knowledge needed to advise commanders on how to integrate CBRN assets and fight; survive; and win large-scale, peer-to-peer conflicts within a CBRN environment.
The MI BOLC
is following suit by implementing a similar certification program for both their officer and NCO instructors.
Physical fitness training was included for all trainees during their entire BOLC
III is akin to the Air Force logisticians technical school training offered at Lackland AFB, Texas.
According to Captain Casey Giese, BOLC
II company commander, "ALM is a system that promotes self-actualized learning via weakly structured situational problems." Captain Alec Barker, who applies ALM in his red teaming approach, says, "ALM espouses institutionalized inductive reasoning in order to prepare leaders for the complex wars of the future." (19) At a course using ALM, according to Major Paul Wilcox, former BOLC
II company commander:
Slide 2 consisted of supply side statements that came from the young officers from ECCC and BOLC
. For example, "Explosive hazard team leader in Task Force Troy.
In the near future, this course may become an integral part of BOLC
III for all branches.
I, soldiers learn warrior tasks, adaptive leadership development techniques, team building, and many other tasks.
Concilium Oecumenicum Vaticanum Secundum, texto latino en colaboracion con el P Ignacio ACEVEDO, S.J., basado en el libro aleman del Padre Emil Schmitz, con fotos de Walter BOLC
, Stutgart 1966.
The new basic-level OES features three phases of the Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC
classes now have fewer lectures and more student discussions than they had previously.