PCC 24-002
This course will be conducted at the NGB Headquarters in Arlington, Virgina

Carefully read all correspondence and attachments regarding this class, as instructions may change. Item underlined in blue font are hyperlinks and should be reviewed by all students. 

Review the "SMTB Student Guide" for information about Classroom Conduct, Fraternization, Required Items, Leave/Pass Policy, and Packing List.

Failure to follow instructions may delay your in-processing and may result in non-enrollment. 



Army National Guard enlisted & officer personnel currently serving in or selected for Battalion Leader duties. Army National Guard Officers LTC and MAJ, must be assigned or pending assignment as RRB Commander, or XO. Army National Guard AGR Enlisted

Soldiers MSG or above, must possess the MOS 79T, the Expert Recruiting and Retention Badge and be assigned or pending assignment as RRB Command Sergeant Major or Operations Sergeant Major.
No waivers or ETPs authorized.

Soldiers are required to upload the following prerequisite documents in "
SMTB SharePointNLT 10 Business days from the course start date.
Soldiers who fail to meet this requirement will be non-enrolled from the course: 
Document Naming Convention
AGR Orders LastnameFM_AGROrders
79T MOS Award Orders (Enlisted Only) LastnameFM_79TOrders
Expert Recruiter Badge Order (Enlisted Only) LastnameFM_ExpertBadge
TRADOC Form 350-18-2-R-E LastnameFM_TF350-18-2-R-E
Administrative Documents
Soldiers are required to upload the following administrative documents in "
SMTB SharePoint" within 72hrs after the course start date.
Soldiers who fail to meet this requirement will be disenrolled from the course: 
Document Naming Convention
Personal Data Sheet LastnameFM_PersonalDataSheet
DD 1610 LastnameFM_DD1610
Recruiter Workstation (RWS)

All RRB personnel attending SMTB courses will utilize their State issued Recruiter Workstation (RWS).  
   RRB personnel attending SMTB course must have an appropriate RSID and a functional and compliant RWS. The State RWS will be utilized both in the classroom and for homework assignments. Failure to have an RWS on hand will result in the student not being allowed to attend the course. 
  In the event a computer becomes non-compliant or requires maintenance while at SMTB, our IT Section will temporarily issue a student RWS. Our IT staff will reach out to the State Automation NCO and will assist with repairs or remediation as needed.   

Application Access Requirements
Army 365 (A365) Account with access to MS Teams, Army Recruiting Information Support System (ARISS) Recruiter Zone (RZ), and BI Zone Access.

Sunday, May 5th, 2024: 
Report to Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/Shirlington for room assignment.

Monday, May 6th, 2024 @ 0730: Report downstairs to the hotel lobby for accountability

Please visit www.arlingtonshirlington.hgi.com.  Enter the dates of your stay, next to the dates select “Special Rates”.  In the “Group Code” field, type your group code PCC then “Check Rooms and Rates”.

Guests may also make a reservation using the following booking link.  When using the booking link, enter your dates then select “Update”.

Booking Link

The cutoff date for guests to make their reservations is April 9th, 2024.  Please ensure to make your reservations prior to this date.  After the cutoff date, reservations will be made at the prevailing daily rate based upon availability.


If you have any questions, please email the SMTB OPS mailbox

Enrolling instructions for Blackboard
Log into Black Board:
This will take you to the home page. Once there, look for “courses”
across the top of the page.

Click on "Courses"
Click on “Browse Course Catalog” 

Make sure the first selection says "Name"
 Make sure the second selection says “Contains”.
Type “ARNG Recruiting Pre-Command 24-002
into the space provided. 
Click “Go”. 

Click on the down arrow next to the course then Click on "Enroll".

Type “RPC24-002" into Access Code and Click "Submit".
The Access Code is Case Sensitive. 
The next time you log into Black Board, you will find your course under “My Courses.”