BASIC OFFICER LEADER COURSE (BOLC) 

031 (SCHOOL CODE)
ATRRS Course Number: 4-3-C20B
    
 
Purpose: To train newly commissioned Lieutenants in basic military skills and to prepare them for initial assignment as Chemical officers.
 
Scope: CBRN BOLC prepares Lieutenants for assignment as a CBRN platoon leader and Battalion level CBRN staff officer. The course provides knowledge of radiation fundamentals; CBRN reconnaissance and decontamination operations; hazardous material operations; obscurant operations; CBRN staff functions; staff operations; administrative procedures; organizational and personnel management; logistics operations; individual/unit training; and individual and unit tactical operations.
 
Prerequisites: Active Component or Reserve Component Lieutenants assigned or under orders to a 74A chemical officer position and who have attended and graduated from BOLC-A. U.S. Active Army officers incur a 1-year service obligation upon course completion.
 
Special Information: American Council on Education, in its May 2016 report, the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Programs Evaluation recommended the USACBRNS BOLC earn the following: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category: 3 semester hours in leadership fundamentals, 3 semester hours in emergency planning and response, and 3 semester hours in introduction to hazardous materials and in the upper-division baccalaureate category: 3 semester hours in applied leadership.
 
Foreign Disclosure: The course developer in coordination with the MSCoE foreign disclosure authority reviewed the materials contained in this course. Restrictions on some components of this course may not be releasable to students from foreign military schools/countries.