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Institute for Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development (INCOPD)

The mission of the INCOPD is to provide direction and oversight of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) across the Army; integrate all actions and activities related to NCO Leader Development into the Army Leader Development Strategy; and serve as the NCO subject matter expert for the Army Leader Development Enterprise.

The INCOPD has four major functions: serve as the principal advisor to the Army Leader Development Enterprise on NCO development; Executive Agent for the NCO Development Program; Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Capability Manager for the Army Career Tracker; and exercise direct authority over the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy.

INCOPD executive agent responsibilities include: TRADOC lead for all NCO cohort initiatives; ensure NCO leader development program meets the intent of the Army's Leader Development Strategy and is progressive and sequential across an NCOs career; provide Soldiers with more efficient and effective ways to monitor their development in support of a lifelong learning strategy; serve as an integrating element for all directed NCO leader development requirements; redefine learning as a dynamic construct that incorporates both training and education; monitor the quality of NCO development products and courses and work with TRADOC schools and NCO academies to implement improvements; synchronize and coordinate Headquarters Department of the Army and TRADOC policy related to NCO development; and develop and communicate NCO leader development themes and messages to the Army.

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