We also fence 15 Sapper Leader Course slots per EOBC
to ensure that lieutenants arrive at their first unit of assignment as well-trained as possible.
On 15 November 2004, the battalion began training EOBC
lieutenants at the small-group level with captains as small-group instructors (SGIs).
The EOBC practical exercises are a great place to start.
Your EOBC brigade commander or former college professor may not remember who you are.
Remember to include EOBC and EOAC as part of your experience.
The second phase of BOLC-or BOLC II (Engineer)-- which is at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, will be similar to the EOBC
program of instruction that is currently being taught.
Three of the officers are engineers who will attend the EOBC after completing the BOLC.
The EOBC will also undergo major changes with the implementation of the BOLC.
The 554th Engineer Battalion conducts a five-day field-training exercise for the Engineer Officer Basic Course (EOBC
) at TA 221, also known as Fire-Support Base Thunder.
In the past several years, the Engineer Officer Basic Course (EOBC) and the Engineer Officer Advanced Course (EOAC) have undergone several changes.
The EOBC provides general instruction on the basics of Army engineering.
Probably the most significant change to the EOBC was the switch from a "tracked" to a "straight-lined" program of instruction in 1997.