The small-group instructors choose one CMC3 student to assume the duties of company commander That individual issues the order to the COBC lieutenants three weeks prior to tactically moving to the field.
With seven COBC classes each year, averaging 40 to 50 students per class, it is impossible for permanent-party personnel to field these requirements without help.
Incoming students are responsible for knowing the information taught in COBC.
The overnight staff ride, which builds on the knowledge gained from the COBC staff ride to Wilson's Creek Battlefield, focuses on the campaign for control of the state of Missouri during the Civil War.
He is the former commander of Alpha Company, 84th Chemical Battalion, where he was responsible for the plans, coordination, and resource requirements of COBC (prior to the implementation of the Officer Training Department).