“forged to lead!”

The Noncommissioned Officer Academy - Joint Base Langley-Eustis is an institution that develops highly trained, fit and disciplined aviation NCOs, returning them to their organizations as trusted, competent U.S Army professionals ready to aggressively enforce the highest standards of readiness while accomplishing the mission.

600-MA-C45 (NS) is a dynamic leadership course that develops NCOs for the next level of leadership in the unique and continually changing world of aviation maintenance. During the 31 academic days (split into two concurrent phases) of this course, NCOs are challenged and evaluated day in and day out, while being instructed and tested on topics such as operational environment, NCO core competencies, quality control, and aircraft weight and balance. Phase one of this course includes 55 hours taught in a virtual learning environment with our professional Small Group leaders from here at Fort Eustis. Phase two takes place immediately upon completion of phase one, and upon the students arrival at Fort Eustis.

NCOs must arrive fit, disciplined and ready to train in order to be successful. This includes having all required paperwork on report day, and participating in the day-to-day instruction, keeping focused all the way through graduation.

During your training you will be placed in leadership positions and evaluated by your peers and small group leaders. At the completion of the course, you will receive an academic evaluation report that will reflect your performance under the Total Soldier concept.

You will be tested on your ability to be in the right place, at the right time and in the right uniform.  A professional appearance and positive attitude is expected at all times.

Student Information

The cadre at USAACE NCOA JBLE are committed to ensuring that your training here is both challenging and professionally rewarding. Detailed information you will need to be successful in this course, including reporting instructions, TASS checklists, packing lists and additional course information can be found on the usaace ncoa joint base langley-eustis act website USAACE NCOA Fort Eustis ACT website.

Your successful negotiation of this course is reliant upon your attitude, motivation and focus. It is highly recommended that you arrive to your course in the proper state of mental and physical readiness. The USAACE NCOA JBLE provides a safe, realistic and professional training environment for your development. Take advantage of your time here to hone your skills and master your role as a professional, noncommissioned officer, leader!


Commandant, NCOA Joint Base Langley-Eustis

Commandant, NCOA JBLE

Command Sgt. Maj. Francisco J. Declet

Command Sgt. Maj. Francisco J. Declet was born and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico. He entered the active military service on August 14, 1994. He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and AIT at Fort Eustis, Virginia, where he received his MOS AH-64 Armament/Electrical Repairer (68X10). Duty positions that Declet has held are armament/electrical repairmen, squad leader, production control NCOIC, technical inspector, instructor writer, senior drill sergeant, platoon sergeant, first sergeant, brigade... READ MORE

Deputy Commandant, NCOA Joint Base Langley-Eustis

Deputy Commandant, NCOA JBLE

1SG Michael L. Manwaring

First sergeant Michael L. Manwaring was born in Johnson City, New York, and joined the U.S. Army in July 2004. He attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia, where he was awarded the military occupational specialty of 15T – UH-60 Helicopter Repairer. Manwaring has served in every leadership position from squad leader to first sergeant. He has also served as a U.S. Army recruiter and battalion operations NCOIC. His stateside assignments include Fort Drum, New York... READ MORE