The Welcome Letter on the SMTC milSuite

Course Welcome Letters and Supporting Documents on the SMTC milSuite

A student that is enrolled in an SMTC course in the Army Trainng Requirements and Resources System (ATTRS), will receive a welcome letter through email approximately 30 days prior to the start date for a course. Your email address comes from the ATTRS system, so make sure that your email in ATTRS is your most up to date email to eliminate any delay in correspondence from SMTC.  The SMTC has several courses, groups, and programs that are conducted on site and through Mobile Training Teams (MTTs) throughout a year. When you get your email, make note of your class name and course number before going into the SMTC milSuite page.  For example:  SQI4 19-004, 79T SLC 19-006, URN 19-301, etc…  Go to the SMTC milSuite Page, find your course number, and click on the link.

Once you are in your course on milSuite, before going to the welcome letter, mark that you will be attending the event.  By marking that you will attend, first, SMTC knows that you have received your information and are moving forward in preparing to attend your course.  Second, if you click on any name in the list, you are able to connect with peers and can email questions etc.   In the right hand column of the page, you will notice the word “Follow” in blue.  If you click on that you will begin following the page which will add it to your list of groups.  However, if you also check “inbox” when it pops up, you will receive an email anytime that there is an update to the course information in the SMTC milSuite group.

Once those steps are complete, click “Here” in the description that says ‘click here for welcome letter’.  All the information needed for attending your course is addressed in the welcome letter.  This goes without saying, but you need to read all of the welcome letter.  It is tempting to start clicking on links to areas where you have questions or interest, but our recommendation is to read the whole letter, and then systematically work through each attachment so you know where it is when you need it throughout your preparation period.

For example, you will likely need to refer back to the information for your packing list.  Also, if you are having issues with only getting one question on your quizzes in Black Board, you will want to refer to the Internet Explorer help listed in the welcome letter.  The welcome letter is full of guidance and publications that will aid and support you as you prepare for your course.

Finally,  you are not able to register for closed courses, however, if you go to the list under courses, you will see a list of information, publications, and courses that fall under your specific course.  If you do go into an old course, you can view the list of Soldiers who attended the course.  If you look for the name of someone from your state, you can email them and get assistance in preparing for attending your course.

We look forward to seeing you at SMTC.  Safe travels.

Featured milSuite Monday Group: The Recruiting Operations Branch

The ARNG-HRR Recruiting Operations Branch Group on milSuite

Why should a recruiter follow the Recruiting Operations Branch Group?

Each state, recruiting center, and recruiter comes across circumstances in their daily interactions that do not align with policy exactly as it is written.  This leads to questions and interpretations that may or may not get answered or interpreted exactly as it was intended.  However, the daily crunch and need for quick answers causes a dilemma when deciding whether you should just go for it and hope you are correct or waiting for a response.  The Recruiting Operations Branch (ROB) can answer your questions through the discussion area of their milSuite Group:

The Recruiting Operations Branch also monitors emails, social media, calls, conversations, and the overall pulse of the force when a new policy is published to see what questions recruiters have or areas of the policy that may need clarified.  They take this information and make small changes that do not meet the requirements of a full rewrite, and post information that answer reoccurring questions that are coming from the field.  The following are examples of information posted in the ROB group the past week:

1. Applicants who apply for enlistment into an MOS that requires a driver’s license must meet certain requirements or may be returned to their State.

2. When requesting a DD Form 368 for Navy applicants, the POC has been updated to 1-800-535-2699.

3. NGB Form 900 (High School Verification) does not require a school seal. The MRD is calculated by the MEPS GC.
a. The MRD calculator is available here

4. Use of the Split Training Option for CIHSJR LPR applicants is currently suspended as of 14 March 2019.

5. NGB Form may be used for all conduct waivers in lieu of NGB Form 22-3.
a. NGB and HRR Forms are available here

6. SMOM 19-015 has been published, related to IET Training Seat Management. SMOM 18-052 has been rescinded.

Do not miss a single update.  The Recruiting Operations Branch milSuite group’s Overview page will send you notifications each time a change is added if you follow them and check inbox, you will receive an email with each update.

Visit the Recruiting Operations Branch document page.

Visit the Recruiting Operations Branch discussion page to read the responses to questions or to participate in an open discussion.

Email Updates from milSuite

Receive Email Updates from milSuite

You have the option to receive email updates from any and all milSuite groups that you follow. If you know that you will be a student in an SMTC course, and you have SMTC milSuite email updates, you will be notified the minute that your welcome letter is added to The SMTC milSuite page. The welcome letter guides you through the process of registering for Black Board and Share Point and provides valuable information about your course. The course documentation that accompanies each of our courses is available on milSuite at any time by clicking on the course you will be attending and navigating to the “Documents” tab at the top of the page. These documents include instructions, checklist, packing list, The SMTC Student Guide, general information, and information on the Professional Education Center (PEC) here in Little Rock.

Would you like to know when the ARNG-HRR Strength Maintenance Doctrine and Publication Cell adds a new publication? Once again, with just a couple clicks, you will be notified by email the instant that an addition or change has been made within the Doctrine and Publication Cell group on milSuite.

Three Easy Steps

It only takes three easy steps to begin email notification in a milSuite group:

Step One: Search and find the milSuite group that you would like to follow.
Step two: Click on the “Follow” Button at the top right-hand side of the page.
Step Three: Put a “check mark” in the box before following if you want to follow the group. In order to get messages about updates, you ALSO need to put a “check mark” in the box before the word inbox.

That is all you need to do! You will now get messages in your mailbox anytime that there is an update in that group. If you decide that you no longer want emails, just uncheck the box in front of “inbox” and you will still be following the milSuite group, but you will no longer get the email updates.

Now you will be “in the know” before everyone else. You will get the information first!

SMTC Course Catalog

805B-SQ14 Non-Career Recruiter
Scope: This course includes both resident and distance learning (DL) instruction for required initial training of an ARNG Recruiting and Retention NCO (RRNCO).
Prerequisites: Must meet all prerequisites for MOS 79T as outlined in DA Pam 611-21. Former active Army and Army Reserve recruiters qualified in CMF 79 must successfully complete all required training as stated above. A minimum score of 110 or higher is required in the aptitude area of the GT section to be fully qualified to attend the Non-Career Recruiter Course. However, if a Soldier has a GT score of 100 to 109 and his/her ST aptitude score is 100 or greater on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test administered prior to 2 January 2002, or he/she has a GT score of 100 to 109 and an ST score of 96 or higher on the ASVAB administered after 2 January 2002, the Chief, Strength Maintenance Training Center (SMTC), can authorize line score waivers on a case by case basis. No record of conviction by special or general courts-martial or civilian courts of offenses listed in AR 27-10 (Military Justice), chapter 24 or otherwise required to register as a sexual offender under AR 27-10, chapter 24 (Non-Waiverable). Specialists must have completed Warrior Leader Course. Enlisted Record Brief or DA Form 1059 is acceptable source documents for WLC completion.
Note: Course attendance is mandatory within 6 months of assignment.
Purpose: To provide ARNG Enlisted Personnel with the knowledge, skills, and techniques to perform as an ARNG RRNCO.
Target audience: ARNG Enlisted Soldiers in the rank of SPC (with WLC
completed) through SFC, who possess an Army MOS, and who are assigned to a valid
79T (or an SQI4) Recruiting and Retention position. Master Sergeants and Sergeants Major are not authorized to attend the ARNG Non-Career Recruiter Course. Priority of fill is Soldiers in a valid Recruiting and Retention TDA paragraph and line number. Soldiers not in a valid Recruiting and Retention TDA paragraph and line number will remain in a wait status in ATRRS and enrollment will be subject to availability.
Length: 5 weeks
POC: https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/.

805B-ASIV7 ARNG MEPS Guidance Counselor
Scope: This course is required for the award of the additional skill identifier (ASI) V7. The course provides newly assigned ARNG MEPS Guidance Counselors with the knowledge, skills and techniques to perform successfully as ARNG MEPS Guidance Counselor. The resident portion of the instruction, conducted at the Strength Maintenance Training Center, includes all tasks and enabling skills required to process ARNG applicants for enlistment through the MEPS and preparing Soldier for shipment to training.
Prerequisites: Soldiers attending the MEPS Guidance Counselor Course must complete a minimum of 10 working days of training at MEPS prior to attendance of the course. The training must focus on using the US MEPS Integrated Reservation System (MIRS), Guidance Counselor Resource Center (GCRC), Recruit Quota System and quality control of enlistment packets. The Senior Guidance Counselor will maintain a MEPS Pre-Execution Checklist detailing duties performed throughout the training period. Soldiers must provide the MEPS Pre-Execution Checklist and a signed memorandum by the RRC. This memorandum will serve as proof of the mandatory training required prior to arrival at the SMTC. Waivers are not authorized for this mandatory training requirement.
Note: Course attendance is mandatory within 6 months of assignment.
Purpose: To provide newly assigned ARNG MEPS Guidance Counselors with the knowledge, skills and techniques to perform as an ARNG MEPS Guidance Counselor.
Target audience: Enlisted Soldiers in the rank of Staff Sergeant through Master Sergeant and DA Civilians (GS-6 through GS-12) who are selected to fill a TDA position of ARNG MEPS Guidance Counselor are eligible to attend this course. DA Civilians must have proof of either prior PMOS 79T or SQI4 qualification. ARNG Soldiers must have completed the 79T Conversion Course and be awarded the MOS 79T.
Length: 2 weeks
POC: https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/

805B-F03 ARNG Liaison/IADT Managers
Scope: Instruction includes the following: Analyze Duties, Responsibilities and Utilization; Present a Military Briefing; Validate Orders; Update a Soldier’s Status; Alternatives to Separation; Manage RC Soldiers in Training; Coordinate AWOL Process; Identify Separation Authority; and Monitor Line of Duty (LOD) Investigation.
Prerequisites: All personnel attending this course must be assigned (or be projected) as an ARNG TRADOC Liaison NCO or as a State IADT Manager. Soldiers must be a graduate of the ARNG Recruiting and Retention NCO (SQI4) course. (State IADT Managers not assigned to a MOS 79T TDA position are exempt from training requirements. However, they are encouraged to attend this course.)
Note: Duty uniform is the Army Combat Uniform (ACU). If the student is a civilian contractor, the duty uniform is business casual.
Purpose: To provide ARNG enlisted Soldiers with the knowledge, skills and techniques to perform as an ARNG Recruiting and Retention Liaison/IADT NCO.
Target audience: Soldiers assigned as an ARNG TRADOC Liaison NCO or as a State IADT Manager.
Length: 2 weeks
POC: https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/

805B-F16 (NG) ARNG Recruiting and Retention Automation NCO
Scope: Instruction includes the following: Explain Duties, Responsibilities, and Utilization of the Information Support Specialist (ISS); Introduction to Accessions Systems; Maintain RSID Territory Assignment and Relationships; Manage Information Security; Manage User Accounts; Prepare Recruiter Work Station (RWS) for Issue; Provide Initial RWS Familiarization; Familiarization of Accessions Systems Applications; Maintain RWS; and Perform Help Desk Operations.
Prerequisites: ARNG enlisted Soldiers, SGT or above, qualified as 25B, SQI4 or MOS 79T, that are selected for or occupy a TDA position of ARNG Recruiting and Retention Information Support Specialist (ARISS). Soldiers must have been appointed IATI or IATII for the State Recruiting and Retention Command (RRS), ARISS accounts as a state operations level user, correct roles assigned in (IMS, HSS) have completed the on-line Information Assurance Fundamentals Certification Course (from Ft. Gordon), and have been issued a Common Access Card (CAC).
Note: Course attendance is mandatory within 6 months of assignment.
Purpose: The purpose of this course is to train new Recruiting and Retention Information Support Specialists. This course also is designed for Information Support Specialists to maintain their current system information security certifications.
Target audience: ARNG enlisted Soldiers, SGT or above, qualified as 25B, SQI4 or MOS 79T, that are selected for or occupy a TDA position of ARNG Recruiting and Retention Information Support Specialist.
Length: 2 weeks
POC: https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/

805B-F17 (NG) ARNG Officer Strength Manager (OSM) Course
Scope: Instruction includes eligibility, marketing, and packet processing for ROTC, OCS, Basic Branch, JAG, Chaplain, and Warrant Officers. The OSM student is also trained on communication skills, preparing accession packets in the web based Direct Commissioning and Accessions (DCA) system platform, OSM responsibilities, Officer Incentives and AMEDD programs.
Prerequisites: Army National Guard enlisted & officer personnel currently serving in or selected for officer recruiting duties. Army National Guard AGR Enlisted Soldiers SGT or above, must be qualified as SQI4 or MOS 79T.
Note: All students attending this course must complete 6 prerequisite online modules. The online modules can be found at: https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/. Look for the Officer Strength manager Course and select the course with DL in the title.
Duty uniform is the Army Combat Uniform (ACU).
Students must bring a copy of their travel orders and their CAC Card.
Special Instructions
All enlisted students that have not completed Recruiting and Retention,
805B-SQI4 or 805B-SQI4 PH2, are required to have an exception to policy
memorandum approved by the Chief of the Strength Maintenance Training Center
prior to reporting to the class. Contact the Course Manager for an example of
the exception to policy memorandum. All exception to policy memorandums must be
emailed to the Course Manager NLT ten days prior to the start of the class.
Purpose: To train selected ARNG personnel in the duties and responsibilities of ARNG officer recruiting.
Target audience: Army National Guard enlisted & officer personnel currently serving in or selected for officer recruiting duties.
Length: 1 week, 4 days
POC: https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/

805B-F20 (NG) ARNG Recruit
Sustainment Program (RSP) Cadre
Scope: Instruction includes the following: RSP Overview; Process RSP Soldier; Conduct Battle Hand-off Ceremony; Conduct Soldier Training Readiness Modules (STRM) presentations; Operate Automated Databases; RSP Physical Readiness Training (PRT); Conduct Professional Development Counseling; Conduct an After Action Review (AAR); Conduct Drill and Ceremonies (D&C);Standards of Conduct and Train a Team.
Prerequisites: ARNG Soldiers currently must be serving in, or selected for RSP Cadre duties and E-4 and above. All students attending this course must complete the on-line Ethics training and Risk Management Basic Course located on Blackboard at https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil.
Students must obtain access to the Director’s Personnel Readiness Overview (DPRO) and the VULCAN database before attending this course.
In addition, all students over 40 years old must have a current over 40 Physical with cardio vascular testing and Blood work in accordance with AR 40-501, ALARACT 217/2006, and NGB Memorandum 07-028, dated 23 August 2007 and 10 April 2007.
Note:
a. Soldiers with profiles will be considered for enrollment IAW AR 350-1, par. 3-14:
Profiles. Soldiers with medical profiles due to operational deployment will be permitted by their immediate commanders to attend appropriate courses (to include PME) within the guidelines of their profile. Soldiers must arrive at the aforementioned courses of instruction with a copy of their current profile and a memorandum signed by their commander stating the profile is a result of injuries sustained due to operational deployment.
b. Soldiers with temporary profiles that are not a result of operational deployment and prevent full participation in a course will be removed or deferred from school attendance consideration by their immediate commander until the temporary profile is removed.
c. Soldiers with a permanent designator of “2” in the physical profile must include a copy of DA Form 3349 (Physical Profile) as part of the course application. They will be eligible to attend courses (to include PME) and train within the limits of their profile provided they can meet course graduation requirements. Soldiers with a permanent designator of “3” or “4” in their physical profile must include a copy of DA Form 3349 and the results of their MOS Administrative Retention Review as part of the course application.
d. Soldiers who have been before an MOS Administrative Retention Review and retained in their MOS or reclassified into another MOS are eligible to attend appropriate courses (to include PME) and train within the limits of their physical profile (DA Form 3349). Commandants will not dis-enroll nor deny enrollment of Soldiers into the training based on physical limiting conditions on their physical profile in accordance with MOS Administrative Retention Review adjudication.
e. Soldiers retained through the Continuation on Active Duty/Continuation on Active Reserve process are eligible to attend courses (to include PME) and train within the limits of their physical profile (DA Form 3349).
f. Soldiers receiving temporary or permanent physical profile limitations after starting resident training courses will be evaluated by school commandants and commanders for continued enrollment. Soldiers who:
(1) Have met, or will be able to meet graduation requirements, will continue to be trained within the limits of their profile.
(2) Are unable to meet graduation requirements will return to their unit or proceed to their PCS unit, and may, if eligible, be enrolled in a later course.
Purpose: To train selected ARNG personnel in the duties and responsibilities of RSP cadre.
Target audience: ARNG Soldiers E-4 and above currently serving in, or selected for RSP cadre duties.
Length: 2 weeks
POC: https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/

805B-F21 ARNG Recruiting Pre-Command
Scope: This course includes both resident and distance learning instruction for required initial training of an ARNG Recruiting and Retention Battalion (RRB) Leader.
Prerequisites: 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 be assigned or pending assignment as RRB Command Sergeant Major or Operations Sergeant Major.
Note: Once enrolled in ATRRS the student will receive an email from the Course Manager with instructions for completing prerequisite training.
Purpose: To provide training to select ARNG Soldiers assigned the duties and responsibilities of RRB Leadership.
Target audience: ARNG RRB Commanders, XOs, and Sergeants Major. Enlisted Soldiers must hold MOS 79T.
Length: 1 week
POC: https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/

805B-F23 ARNG Reserve Component
Transition (RCT) Course
Scope: Instruction includes the following: Coordinating Inbound Interstate Transfers; Coordinating Outbound Interstate Transfers; Managing State Automated Unit Vacancy Systems (AUVS); Managing State REQUESTS Systems; and Processing In-Service Recruits.
Prerequisites: ARNG Recruiting and Retention NCOs (RRNCOs) or designated alternate personnel assigned to the duty position of RCT NCO. Must be MOS 79T or SQI4 qualified. Course attendance is mandatory within one year of assignment.
Note: Must possess a REQUEST system user ID and password. Must have access to AUVS Demo and AUVS. All Passwords and permissions are issued by the REQUEST Operations Center (ROC) at 1-800-365-2764.
Purpose: To provide training to selected ARNG RRNCOs assigned to the duties and responsibilities of Reserve Component Transition NCO.
Target audience: ARNG RRNCOs or designated alternate personnel assigned to the duty position of RCT NCO.
Length: 1 week
POC: https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/

805B-F24 ARNG Unit Retention NCO Course
Scope: This course is designed to provide ARNG traditional (M-Day) Soldiers with the knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary to assist unit commanders, 1SGs, and first line leaders with strength maintenance plans and activities. Upon completion of this course, Soldiers will be able to provide support to their assigned units in the areas of retention, attrition management, and career counseling to enlisted Soldiers. Training will include the following: Determining Extension/Immediate Reenlistment Eligibility; Determining Eligibility for Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP); Analyzing a Unit Retention Environment; Conducting Career Planning; Conducting Face-to-Face Interviews; Preparing and Conducting a Briefing; and Preparing an Extension Packet. Soldiers will also be able to assist with implementing and monitoring sponsorship programs.
Prerequisites: Soldier must be enlisted E-5/SGT or above. Soldier must be assigned as a Unit or Battalion Career Counselor (BCC) prior to attending the course. Once enrolled in ATRRS, Soldiers will receive a welcome letter at least 30 days prior to the course start date with instructions for completing prerequisite distance learning training and instructions for gaining access to required applications. ANRG Soldiers assigned as Unit Retention NCO. Must successfully complete the online computer-based instruction for course 805B-F24 located at https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/.
Note: Course attendance is mandatory within 6-months of assignment. ARNG Soldiers assigned as additional duty Unit Career Counselors may attend this course.
Purpose: To provide selected ARNG enlisted personnel with the specialized skills and knowledge required to perform the duties of an ARNG Unit Retention NCO. This course trains and prepares Soldiers in the ARNG to assist ARNG Commands by providing continuous retention and attrition management focus within each ARNG unit. Soldiers assigned to the additional duty of an ARNG Unit Retention NCO will work directly with 79T Recruiting and Retention NCOs in support of the ARNG strength maintenance mission.
Target audience: ARNG Soldiers assigned as additional duty Unit Career Counselors.
Length: 2 weeks
POC: https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/

805B-F31 ARNG Recruiting Company Pre-Command
Scope: This course includes both resident and distance learning instruction for required initial training of an ARNG Recruiting and Retention (RR) company leader.
Prerequisites: ARNG enlisted & officer personnel currently serving in or selected for company leader duties. ARNG Officers MAJ Thru LT must be assigned or pending assignment as RR Company CDR, or XO. ARNG Active Guard Reserve) AGR Enlisted Soldiers MSG or above, must be assigned or pending assignment as RR company 1SG or area NCOIC.
Note: Once enrolled in ATRRS the student will receive an email from the Course Manager with instructions for completing prerequisite training.
Purpose: To provide training to select ARNG Soldiers assigned the duties and responsibilities of ARNG RR Company Leadership.
Target audience: ARNG RRC Commander, XOs, 1SGs and Area NCOICs. Enlisted Soldiers must hold MOS 79T.
Length: 2 weeks
POC: https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/

805B-F34 ARNG Marketing and Advertising NCO
Scope: This course provides training in the following areas: budget and financial administration. Soldiers assigned to ARNG marketing and advertising or marketing and education outreach positions that directly affect the image of the ARNG and the efforts of Recruiting and Retention NCOs (RRNCOs), Officer Strength Managers (OSMs), ROTC personnel, Unit Retention NCOs, and others responsible with maintaining and improving personnel readiness within the ARNG.
Prerequisites: Student must be ARNG 79T or 42A qualified, E-5 thru E-8, assigned to a TDA Marketing and Advertising or Marketing and Education Outreach position, and have completed fiscal law. Students must achieve a passing grade on all distance learning (DL) modules by scoring an 80% or higher on each module prior to attending this course.
Note: Instructions for completing the DL modules will be included in the welcome letter that will be sent to all students enrolled in ATRRS at least 30 days prior to the start of the course.
Special Information: For more information regarding the ARNG Fiscal Law class contact the Professional Education Center (PEC), Resource Management Training Center (RMTC), Course Manager at 501. 212.4625/4935 or http://www.pec.ng.mil/
Purpose: The purpose of the ARNG Marketing and Advertising course is to train ARNG Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) enlisted Soldiers (E-5 thru E-8) and civilians or contractors assigned to a Marketing & Advertising or Marketing and Education Outreach position in the Recruiting and Retention Command (RRC). This course will provide the knowledge, skills, and technical expertise required to support the three tenets of strength maintenance.
Target audience: ARNG enlisted Soldiers that are serving in a marketing and advertising position.
Length: 2 weeks
POC: https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/

805B-F18 (NG) 79T Conversion Course
Scope: This course is required training for selected SQI4 Non-Career Recruiting and Retention Non-Commissioned Officers (RRNCOs) who have requested conversion to MOS 79T.
Prerequisites: In accordance with NGR 600-200, Paragraph 3-11 and AR 600-21 the following criteria must be met for attendance to the ARNG 79T Conversion Course: Soldiers must be a Title 10/32 AGR Soldier in the rank of SGT through SFC, currently serving in a valid 79T or SQI4 position. ADOS Soldiers are not eligible to attend 79T Conversion Course. Soldiers must be graduates of the ARNG Non-Career Recruiter Course and have demonstrated at least 12 months of successful performance as a production RRNCO since completion of the ARNG Non-Career Recruiter Course. This includes meeting established strength maintenance missions applicable to their duty position and displaying professional attributes required of senior NCOs. Soldiers must provide a signed Memorandum for Record from the Recruiting and Retention Commander validating all criteria has been met for conversion to MOS 79T. Commanders must understand that this course validates the student’s skills and knowledge for MOS conversion and waivers will not be authorized for the period of successful performance.
Note: As of 1 February 2015, Soldiers attending the ARNG 79T Conversion Course will be required to validate 79T Skill Level 4, Subject Area 1 of the Soldier Training Publication (STP) during the first two days of attendance prior to actual enrollment in the course. Soldiers who fail to validate will be denied enrollment and returned to their unit.
Note: Soldiers who complete the 79T Conversion Course and are awarded MOS 79T are
considered ALC qualified after completion of ALC Common Core Phase 1 (or equivalent)
as outlined in AR 350-1, paragraph 3-42.
You should familiarize yourself with the proper execution of PRT (Physical Readiness Training).
Purpose: Serve as the final validation of the conversion process for ARNG Non-Career RRNCOs converting from their primary MOS to MOS 79T.
Target audience: Army National Guard, Non-Career RRNCO (SQI4), SGT to SFC, who have demonstrated at least one year of successful performance as a SQI4, and is currently serving in a valid Title 32 or Title 10 79T position.
Length: 2 weeks
POC: https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/

805B-79T40-C46 Recruiting and Retention NCO Senior Leaders Course (SLC)
Scope: This three-week performance oriented course is designed to build upon prior recruiting and retention experience through advance small group facilitation.
Prerequisites: Soldiers are required to hold the Primary MOS 79T and be graduates of Advanced Leader Course (or BNCOC), Recruiting and Retention NCO course (SQI4), and ARNG Conversion Course at least 6 months prior to the start date of SLC.
Note: Attention all personnel over 40 years of age, attending SLC requires that you have an updated PHA; which means it must have been conducted within one year of the report date of the course. Your updated PHA must include the EKG and the over 40-blood work (IAW AR 40-501, ALARACT 217/2006, and NGB Memorandum 07-028, dated 23 August 2007 and 10 April 2007). The EKG and blood work must be within 5 years. Report to Saratoga Hall (Building 4401) in your IPFU on the first day of training at the time stated in the welcome letter received upon registration at Independence Hall for height/weight and body fat measurements.
Graduation uniform is Army Service Uniform.
Purpose: The 79T Senior Leader Course will prepare students to serve in positions of greater influence and responsibility within the ARNG Recruiting and Retention Force.
Target audience: RRNCOs requiring knowledge and skills for the performance of skill level 4 and 5 duties.
Length: 3 weeks
POC: https://guardu.ellc.learn.army.mil/

Welcome to the Strength Maintenance Training Center. The SMTC trains the Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Force encompassing recruiting, retention and attrition management. In addition to qualification training, the Strength Maintenance Training Center is the only active duty NCO academy in the Army National Guard.