Welcome to the Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy (RNCOA)!! My name is Command Sergeant Major Tyronne L. Smoot and I am the Commandant of this illustrious Institution of Higher Learning; servicing the best Signal Soldiers in the Army and the entire world. I would like to congratulate you on being selected to attend the RNCOA. Our goal is to train, lead, motivate and mentor every student who attends our academy.
The Senior Leader Course (SLC) and Advanced Leader Course (ALC) are the legacy courses that have been taught at the Academy. However, we have made great strides to propel our pedagogical efforts into the 21st century. Currently the RNCOA staff and faculty are actively engaged in conducting training at satellite locations throughout the Continental United States (CONUS). RNCOA Mobile Training Teams (MTTs) offer their instructional expertise working with dedicated trainers at these extension sites in order to present our NCOES courses to Soldiers who are unable to take advantage of our traditional programs at the Fort Gordon Site.
Our mission is to develop Signal leaders who possess the attributes and leadership skills required of professional Noncommissioned Officers. Our goal is to enhance the confidence of Signal Noncommissioned Officers while inspiring them to willingly assume and fulfill their responsibilities as leaders; both during peacetime and times of war.
The keys to success at the RNCOA are: a positive attitude, dedication to excellence and living the Army values. Embracing these tools will result in successful completion of your academic program and will lead to graduation. I am confident that you will find your experience both physically and mentally challenging. However, when you leave these Academy doors, I know that you will be an asset to the Army's Signal community.
I encourage you to provide your feedback, comments and suggestions to assist us with continuing to make your academy a much better place to learn.
Again, welcome to the RNCOA and congratulations on being selected to attend the Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy. I look forward to meeting and getting to know each and every one of you.