a. Description of positions. Identifies positions requiring soldiers trained to serve as a Battle Staff NCO and manage the day-to-day operations of corps, division, regiment, group, brigade, battalion and squadron command posts.
b. Qualifications. Must successfully complete one of the following courses at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Ft Bliss, TX:
(1) The Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course (BSNCOC).
(2) The resident Sergeants Major Course (SMC) with a USASIGC graduation date after Aug 95. (3) The BSNCOC at Ft McCoy, WI for Reserve Component only.
c. Restrictions. For use with any MOS at SL 3 and above. This code will be used for G1/S1, G2/S2, G3/S3, or G4/S4 positions in battalion, squadron, brigade, group, regiment, division or Corps level TOE units and Active Readiness Group NCO Advisor positions and instructor po sitions for BSNCOC and Sergeants Major Course (SMC). Use of this skill identifier with any other position in authorization documents re quires prior approval from Commandant, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, ATTN: ATSS-B, Ft Bliss, TX 79918-8002.