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The Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course is comprised of two parts. The Basic Officer Leadership Course (Part A), BOLC-A, and the Basic Officer Leadership Course (Part B), BOLC-B. All new Judge Advocates of all components must attend both parts of the course to be certified by The Judge Advocate General for practice in the Army under Article 27(b), Uniform Code of Military Justice. All New Judge Advocates of all components must attend both Part A and B to be certified by The Judge Advocate General for practice in the Army under Article 27(b), Uniform Code of Military Justice. The skills in both courses are critical to success as a Soldier-Lawyer.

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DIRECT COMMISSIONED COURSE (Basic Officer Leadership Course (Part A) (BOLC-A))

Ft Benning, GA. 6 Weeks. PT 0530 and classes continue until 2000 Hours.

Officers will first report to Fort Benning. During this Phase, officers learn basic Soldier skills such as customs and courtesies, basic rifle marksmanship, land navigation, and convoy operations.

JUDGE ADVOCATE OFFICER BASIC COURSE (Basic Officer Leadership Course (Part B) (BOLC-B))

Charlottesville, VA. 10.5 Weeks. PT 0600. Classes begin at 0910 and continue until 1720 Hours.

Officers will report to Charlottesville immediately following DCC. During this course, students receive instruction in military law, research, and communication skills in writing and speaking. Officers also study personnel law, military criminal law and trial advocacy, claims, legal assistance, contract and fiscal law, and international and operational law.

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All Officer Basic Students will stay in assigned barracks at Fort Benning for the Direct Commissioned Course. The OBC Student Detachment will coordinate your housing in Charlottesville.

DO NOT make any reservations or enter into any lease agreements.

If you are interested in having your family members accompany you to Phase II of JAOBC, contact the OBC Student Detachment for guidance and more information.