Ammunition supply Soldiers enhance skills, expertise in Advanced Leader Course at Fort McCoy
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Students in the 89B Advanced Leader Course (ALC) completes classroom training Sept. 17, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis. This ALC course is taught 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment, a tenant organization on post. An ALC is a branch-specific course that provide... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Ammunition supply Soldiers enhance skills, expertise in Advanced Leader Course at Fort McCoy
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Students in the 89B Advanced Leader Course (ALC) completes classroom training Sept. 12, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis. This ALC course is taught 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment, a tenant organization on post. An ALC is a branch-specific course that provide... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Ammunition supply Soldiers enhance skills, expertise in Advanced Leader Course at Fort McCoy
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A student in the 89B Advanced Leader Course (ALC) completes packaging and marking training Sept. 19, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis. This ALC course is taught 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment, a tenant organization on post. An ALC is a branch-specific course... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Ammunition supply Soldiers enhance skills, expertise in Advanced Leader Course at Fort McCoy
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A student in the 89B Advanced Leader Course (ALC) completes packaging and marking training Sept. 19, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis. This ALC course is taught 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment, a tenant organization on post. An ALC is a branch-specific course... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

Nearly a dozen "89-Bravos" from Army units across the country completed training in the 89B Advanced Leader Course (ALC) at Fort McCoy from August to September with the 13th Battalion, 100th (13th, 100th) Regiment.

An ALC is a branch-specific course that provides Soldiers selected for promotion to staff sergeant an opportunity to enhance leadership, technical skill, tactical expertise and experience needed to lead squad-size units, according to the Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate of Army Human Resources Command.

An ALC consists of both a 90-day highly facilitated web-based common core program and a branch-specific resident phase. For the 89B ammunition specialist military occupation specialty, its ALC at Fort McCoy is four weeks (two two-week phases).

"This is the second fiscal training year we've had the ALC here at Fort McCoy, and it's going well," said Sgt. 1st Class Doug Dobitz, course coordinator with the 13th, 100th. "In this course, future enlisted leaders in this MOS build their skills to not only become better leaders and supervisors, but also better Soldiers."

Soldiers who are 89B-qualified are tasked with receiving, storing, and issuing conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets, explosives, and other ammunition and explosive-related items. During the two phases of the course, the students learn about advanced leadership and supervision skills required for their career field and more.

According to the Army job description, ammunition supply specialist NCOs supervise the receipt, storage, issue, and preparation of ammunition, ammunition components and explosives for transportation and storage. They also supervise ammunition stock control and accounting procedures for surveillance inputs, conduct ammunition inspections and tests, and perform inspections of containers and vehicles transporting ammunition.

89B NCOs also inspect storage locations, ensuring compliance with storage compatibility, quantity distance, and explosive safety limits. And, they ensure compliance with all ammunition safety requirements as prescribed in applicable Army regulations.

The 13th, 100th is an ordnance battalion that provides training and training support to Soldiers in the ordnance maintenance MOS series. The unit, aligned under the 3rd Brigade, 94th Division of the 80th Training Command, has been at Fort McCoy since about 1995.

Fort McCoy has supported America's armed forces since 1909. The installation's motto is to be the "Total Force Training Center."

The post's varied terrain, state-of-the-art ranges, new as well as renovated facilities, and extensive support infrastructure combine to provide military personnel with an environment in which to develop and sustain the skills necessary for mission success.

Learn more about Fort McCoy online at www.mccoy.army.mil, on Facebook by searching "ftmccoy," and on Twitter by searching "usagmccoy."