Prerequisites: Army officers with the rank of colonel, lieutenant colonel, and major (promotable) assigned or pending assignment as battalion, brigade, or equivalent level commanders.
ATTENDEES: Pursuant to VCSA direction, ACTIVE COMPONENT officers selected for Brigade / Group / Garrison command AND officers selected for Battalion Commands where they exercise Special Court-martial Convening Authority (SPCMCA) beginning in FY17 (on the CSL in FY17) MUST attend before they assume command. An HQDA EXORD is forthcoming with details on enforcing, tracking, and reporting this requirement. RESERVE COMPONENT officers selected for Brigade / Group / Garrison command AND officers selected for Battalion Commands where they exercise Special Court-martial Convening Authority are welcome to attend, but the mandatory attendance and reporting requirement for these officers will not begin until FY19.
Active Component Officers subject to the mandatory attendance requirement in FY17 attend in MTSA-funded Army seats controlled by HRC. Contact your branch manager to obtain a quota.
Officers already in command are welcome to attend at unit expense, but the mandatory attendance and reporting requirements are NOT retroactive. Additionally, Battalion Commanders who do NOT exercise SPCMCA MAY attend on a space-available basis but must do so at unit expense. Officers seeking to attend at unit expense may apply for a seat using the application linked below.