Basic Leader Course (BLC) Counseling

Purpose of Counseling:

The purpose of this counseling is to inform you of your selection to attend BLC, provide dates and prepare you for attendance.

Topics that will be discussed:

1. Make sure you meet all requirements
2. DTS/GTCC responsibility
3. Packet/Records/SAAR
4. Meals
5. Equipment
6. Uniforms
7. Requirements in BLC

Key Points of Discussion:

You have been selected to attend the next Basic Leader Course (BLC). Your report date for this class will be on __________. The graduation date for this class is scheduled to be __________.

To prepare you for BLC, we will review the following topics.

1. Make sure you meet all requirements. Soldiers have been sent home for non-compliance. Do not be one of them. Bring proof of Structured Self Development 1 (SSD-1/DLC-1) completion.

2. DTS/GTCC responsibility. Make sure you complete your DTS NLT _______. Also ensure that your GTCC is active and no overdue charges are left on the card.

3. Packet/Records/SAAR. It will be your leadership's and your responsibility to have the attached Packet, Records and SAAR filled out accurately and correctly prior to your attendance to BLC. You and your leadership will make sure to send the completed packet to the BN S-3 for review NLT ________ .

4. Meals. You will be issued a meal card during the time you are at BLC.

5. Equipment. You are required to fill out the attached Clothing Inventory and have your NCOIC and 1SG inspect your items prior to your departure. Ensure you have every item on the list and that all of it is clean and serviceable.

6. Uniforms. You must have a full complement of service uniforms, business casual attire, and Class A's. All awards, badges and name tags are required. Awards and ribbons must match your ERB.

7. Requirements in BLC. The following are required to graduate the course.

a. Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT). You will be given an ACFT prior to BLC. This ACFT will be given by the battalion about 10 days before your departure date.

b. You must meet AR 600-9 standards for height and weight.

c. Written Exams. Three exams are given in BLC. You must score at least 70% on each exam to pass.

d. Drill and PT. You will be required to lead PT and march the class at least once for a GO/NO GO grade.

e. Speech and Instruction. You must choose a topic from the Skill Level 1 tasks in STP 21-1-SMCT and develop and give a class on it. If this is a challenge for you, I advise starting now.

f. Land Navigation. For most Soldiers, this skill requires the most preparation. I will review the basics with you to refresh your memory.

g. Leadership Evaluation. You will be evaluated in a garrison and field environment. You must score at least 70% to pass.

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