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|COL Arthur Bottorff
|LTC Robert Smith
Director of Instruction
Training Academy, Indiana Guard Reserve, provides an outstanding educational institution for the IGR and the State of Indiana. Training Academy cultivates excellent leadership characteristics and provides professional development and military training. Training Academy develops leaders by instilling qualities of physical, mental and spiritual strength.
Training Academy offers five programs of instruction to enhance the education and performance of members of the Indiana Guard Reserve. These programs of instruction include:
Provides instruction to non-prior service members to acquaint these members with proper wear of the uniforms, military formations, close order drill, military customs and courtesies as well as other related subjects. This program is three days in length and is conducted at Annual Training at Camp Atterbury.
The purpose of this course is to prepare enlisted members to perform the duties expected of a non-commissioned officer in the various assignments such members will have in the Indiana Guard Reserve. This program includes drill & ceremony, close order drill, first aid, map reading, communications, duties & responsibilities of a non-commissioned officer, decision making, problem solving, sexual harassment, leadership and other related military subjects. This program is one year in length and begins at Annual Training. Formal graduation takes place the following June for the candidates who successfully complete the course.
This course of instruction is designed for senior noncommissioned officers (E7, E8, & E9). This course assumes that the students enrolled have had a variety of military assignments and thus builds on this foundation. The subject matter is very broad, focusing on the role of the senior NCO at all levels of command. The students are expected to contribute their input in the form and manner of case studies. This program is one year in length beginning in January, and is conducted exclusively by senior NCO's in Training Command.
This program of instruction, in effect, is very much like the NCOTA (see above) but at a higher level. The purpose of this course is to teach the candidates how to think and comport themselves as officers. Included in this program are such subjects as command & control, responsibilities of command, problem solving, self motivation, military correspondence, logistics, intelligence, drill & ceremony techniques, effective communications, a CPX and other related military subjects. This program is one year in length and begins at Annual Training. Formal graduation and commissioning takes place the following June for the candidates who successfully complete the course.
AOC provides aspiring field-grade officers an opportunity to better understand and to learn information needed to lead the various functions and missions within the IGR. Participants will develop advanced leadership skills while discussing topics related to command climate, strategic leadership & vision, legal issues, supervision, training & operations, decision-making, military officer ethics, customs & courtesies, diversity, community engagement and relations, and public relations. Command lectures are often provided from senior officers.
This course is seven months from November to July. Participants will be expected to maintain a level of fitness expected of a military officer, complete all course assignments (written and oral presentations), and complete a final project. Attendance is required (one absence permitted). The Advanced Officer Course academic learning expectation level will be comparable to a post-graduate level course of study appropriate for field-grade officers.
For more information contact LTC Tom Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for admission to any Training Academy course of instruction, please visit our "Apply for Schools ..." page, and fill out and submit the online form. Your application will be forwarded to the appropriate course manager, and to your unit commander, to begin the enrollment process.
|Commander||COL Arthur Bottorff|
|Executive Officer||CPT R. Joe Kemper|
|Command Sergeant Major||SFC Ryle Perry|
|Chaplain||CPT Lew Weiss|
|Director of Instruction||LTC Robert Smith|
|Director of Instruction||MAJ Darrell Bowman|
|OIC Officer Candidate School||MAJ Will Smith|
|OIC Advanced Officer Course||MAJ Will Smith|
|Commandant||LTC John Fish|
|Staff Officer||MAJ Tom Jackson, Jr.|
|Administration / Operations / Logistics Chief||SGT Billie Chisman|
|NCOIC Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course||SSG Tommy Back|
|Instructor||1LT Peg Bottorff|
|First Sergeant||SSG Jeremy French|
|Staff NCO||SGT William Kistler|
|Staff NCO||SGT James Wall|
|Staff NCO||SGT Barry Ulerick|