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DOD Senior Enlisted Academies

Enlisted Leadership Training Opportunities (Click this link to view the latest course offerings for 2013-2014!)

Courses Available

Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer Academy
McGhee-Tyson ANG, Knoxville, TN
Audience: high performing E-5s and E-6s. Emphasis is placed on developing leadership and supervisory capabilities.
Length: 6 weeks
TQC Course Code: 501358

Program Manager: SKCS Brian J. Sorensen 
Phone: 202-475-5511

Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course 
Audience: E-6 through E-9 (Active and Reserve). It is a prerequisite for the Keystone Course, a resident-based course which prepares senior enlisted leaders for service in a flag officer joint headquarters and parallels the General and Flag Officer (G/FO) Capstone Course.
Description: Prepares senior enlisted leaders assigned to joint organizations to successfully support activities and supervise multiple service members. 
Length: Self-paced, takes approximately 20 hours
Availability: Offered entirely online and is accessible from anywhere at anytime via the Internet. 

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Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy
Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL
Audience: E7, E8, and E9 members who desire a quality educational program that will contribute to their professional development and motivation as a senior enlisted leader.
Length: 7.5 weeks
TQC Course Code: 400301

Contact: CG Instructor & Liaison GMC Adam Schultz

Email: SKCS Brian J. Sorensen and/or

Army Sergeants Major Academy
Ft. Bliss, El Paso, TX
Audience: E8 and E9 members interested in a significant stepping stone toward high profile leadership positions and completing their college degrees.
Length: 9 months (PCS transfer)

Program Manager: SKCS Brian J. Sorensen
Phone: 202-475-5511

Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA) & Command Master Chief Course (NCMC) 
Providence, RI
Audience: Senior enlisted leaders (E8, E9) desiring to better fulfill their expanded leadership and management responsibilities
NSEA Length: 6 weeks
NCMC Length: 2 weeks
TQC Course Codes: 400302 (NSEA), 501674 (NCMC)

Contact: CG Instructor & Liaison MCPO Shawn Marchinek

Program Manager: SKCS Brian J. Sorensen and/or Shawn Marchinek
Phone: 202-475-5511

More info: See newsletter article about this academy.

Course Schedules

For schedules, check the Training Quota Management Center (TQC) website (


To register, submit an electronic training request via the link on the TQC website above.

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