URNCO 24-004
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.  

Welcome Letter from the SMTB Commander
(Use the above for your DTS MOI)

SMTB Course Requirements
(Link above provides guidance for Waivers and Common Requirement for all SMTB Courses)


Review the "SMTB Student Guide" for information about Directions To Camp Robinson's Main Gate, Contact Information, Mailing Address/Arrival/Reporting and Departure Procedures, Spouses/Guest, Messages, Medical Care, Billeting/Housekeeping, Dining Facility, Fitness Center, Weapons, Emergency, Financial Matters, Judge Advocacy General (JAG), Rental Cars, Privately Owned Vehicles (POV), Identification, Safety, Classroom Conduct, Fraternization, Required Items, Leave/Pass Policy, PEC Campus Map, and "Packing List" on page 15.

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

This course provides ARNG enlisted Soldiers with specialized skills, knowledge, and techniques required to perform ARNG URNCO and Career Counselor (Battalion/Unit/Forward Deployed) duties. This course trains and prepares Soldiers in the ARNG to assist commanders by providing retention and attrition management focus within the unit. Soldiers assigned this additional duty will work directly with 79T RRNCOs to support the ARNG Strength Maintenance (SM) mission.


Target Audience
ARNG Soldiers, SGT or above, assigned the additional duty of a URNCO or Career Counselor (Battalion/Unit/Forward Deployed).

Course Length is Two Weeks.

Suitability Screening is not Required.


ARNG enlisted Soldiers, SPC/CPL who have completed the Basic
Leader Course and SGT through MSG/1SG. Soldiers must attend this training within six months of being assigned this additional duty or first available. No waiver authorized.

Soldiers are required to upload the following prerequisite documents in SMTB Blackboard NLT 10 Business days prior to the course start date.
Soldiers who fail to meet this requirement will be non-enrolled from the course: 

Document Naming Convention
AGR/ADOS/AT Orders LastnameFM_Orders
ERB (within 30 Days WITHOUT the Selection Board Block) LastnameFM_ERB
Additional Duty Memorandum LastnameFM_AdditionalDutyMemo
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 Blackboard within 72hrs after the course start date.
Soldiers who fail to meet this requirement will be disenrolled from the course: 
Document Naming Convention JKO Course
Personal Data Sheet LastnameFM_PersonalDataSheet  
DD 1610 LastnameFM_DD1610  
Blended Retirement Opt-In JKO Certificate LastnameFM_JKOCert https://jkodirect.jten.mil/

All URNCO Students will be issued a Student Laptop.
Application Access Requirements
Retention Management System (RMS) Unit Retention Account and State Power User Level DPRO account 

Sunday, July 7th, 2024:  Report to Independence Hall for room assignment. 

Monday, July 8th, 2024 @ 0600hrs: Report for height and weight screening in summer APFU (s/s shirt and shorts)
 with CAC to SGT Young Hall BLDG 3400 Room 103 and 104

The registration desk in Independence Hall does not establish reporting times or locations.
Early arrival requires prior approval by SMTB Leadership.

If you have any questions, please email the SMTB OPS mailbox: 
NG Camp Robinson NGB ARNG PEC 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”.
TypeARNG Unit Retention NCO 24-004 into the space provided. 
Click “Go”. 

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

Type “URNCO24-004" 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.”