Curriculum Development and Education Division


William R. Ogletree Jr
SGM William (Boe). F. Gentry
Sergeant Major


The below video is of the SMA NCO Professional Development session at this year’s AUSA Convention. The part that deals with the changes coming to NCOPDS starts at the 15:58 point.


To provide high quality, professional curriculum that is rigorous, current, relevant, sequential, and progressive which helps educate and develop Soldiers and noncommissioned officers in support of lifelong learning.


CD&E will set the standard for curriculum development and education for the NCO of 2020 and beyond. We are committed to creating and sustaining professional and learner-centered products that link NCO education with students’ experiences focused on six leader core competencies: readiness, leadership, operations, training management, program management, and communications.


Mr. William Ogletree      PH: (915) 744-1379 SGM William (Boe) F. Gentry      PH: (915) 744-1202 SSD Help Desk: Mr. George Guzman (915) 744-2370

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Basic Leadership Courses (SSD I/BLC/SSD II) MSG Gonzalez  (915) 744-8318 Intermediate Leadership Courses (ALC-CC/SSD III/SLC-CC) MSG Caswell  (915) 744-1627 Advanced Leadership Courses (SSD IV/MLC/SSD V) SGM Leeworthy  (915) 744-2126 Executive Leadership Courses (SMC/SMNRC/SSD VI) SGM O’Day  (915) 744-8827 SLDC/CPCC/IMSPC MSG Cunningham  (915) 744-1374 Battle Staff NCO Course MSG Ward  (915) 744-2127 DSN:   621

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