Do I Have to go to Basic Training?

While there is no traditional Basic Training, CSG regulations require all soldiers to attend the Basic Orientation Course (BOC) which consists of basic military customs and courtesies and a general overview of the CSG, which lasts a few days at most.

Other schools are available to soldiers who want to rise in rank. These include NCOA (Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy) which has three levels of courses: BLC (Basic Leadership Course: E4-E5), ALC (Advanced Leadership Course: E5-E6), and SLC (Senior Leadership Course: E7 and above). These courses are broken into four or five live-in phases at Camp San Luis Obispo for three days each.