169th Regiment (Leadership)
The mission of Officer Candidate School (OCS) is to train officer candidates in the fundamentals of leadership and basic military skills, to instill in them the professional Army ethic, to evaluate and develop their leadership potential, and to commission those who qualify as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army, the Army National Guard, of the United States Army Reserve. OCS is designed to assess and evaluate the leadership potential in officer candidates based on the leadership assessment program (LAP) and the professional Army ethic. The evaluation occurs in a physically and mentally demanding environment. The course is designed to be challenging. Only those candidates who possess the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to be successful leaders will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants.
The General Studies Battalion is not functionally aligned with any proponent, but supports the Leadership Training Company, Combat Arms Training Company, OCS Training Company, and Ordnance Training Company that are functionally aligned with a proponent. The General Studies Battalion provides coordinating authority of regional training and TAG designated training within the state. The General Studies Battalion has the responsibility to ensure the TASS Training mission is supported, resourced, and executed in that state.
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