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Background/Organization, Mission and Responsibilities

Background: Under direction of the TRADOC Commanding
General, the Institute for NCO Professional Development
(INCOPD) began operations on the 7th of August 2009 with initial
operating capability on 8th of September 2009. The primary
reason for the formation was to bring a fragmented NCO
professional development program under a single effort. The
INCOPD provides a means of integrating all of the activities
associated with NCO development and reports directly to the
Commander of TRADOC.

Organization: INCOPD consists of a Headquarters (HQs) element
and three divisions. The HQs element consist of a Director,
Deputy Director, SGM, XO, Operations, USAR and ARNG SGM.
The primary role of the HQ is to manage the overall
organizations. The three divisions are the Learning Initiatives
Division (LID), Program Management Division (PMD) and the
Policy and Assessment Division (PAD). The LID concentrates on
INCOPDS strategic Initiatives; TRADOC leader development
forums, Working Groups, Assessments, and initiatives and is
HQs TRADOC's liaison to Army University (ArmyU).

The PMD is the PMO for the Army Career Tracker (ACT); Concept
and initiatives for NCO certifications; Integrates NCO talent
management standardized PDM/Career Maps and provides
technical solutions for NCOPDS requirements.

The PAD reviews and updates NCOPDS policies; Integrates
INCOPDS initiatives into NCOPME, NCOA MILCON, NCOPDS
strategy and policy STRATCOM INCOPD's mission to provide
direction and oversight to the NCOPDS across the Army; Servers
as the NCO Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Army Leader
Development Community.

Initiatives

Director's Corner

The Institute for Noncommissioned Officer Professional
Development is dedicated to the advancement of Professional
Militiary Education (PME) for NCOs. The staff at the Institute is
comprised of Soldiers, former Soldiers who have attended PME
and career civilians that absolutely are dedicated to our mission.

Out mission places the Noncommissioned Officer first.
Everything we do is based on how we can improve the
Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System
(INCOPD). We are always looking for ways to improve and never
think that we have all the good ideas. As a matter of fact, we care
more about what you think that what we think. We gather
feedback from all sources; we visit units, NCO Academies,
academic organizations, and any other entity that can provide us
with knowledge that will benefit NCOs.

We have learned since our inception that there are times when
we must exercise our best judgement, even at the expense of
displeasing all stakeholders. These decisions are based on
ample information to craft courses of action that represent the
best possible way ahead.

We will continue to find ways to improve our education system.
We will always welcome your ideas and feedback. The NCO
Corps is a team that puts the Soldier's interest above their own.
We will find ways to complete our mission. We, in the Institute,
will live up to these principles. NCO education is not a stagnate
curriculum, it is an ever changing operation dedicated to the
needs of our Soldiers. We will endeavor to meet the needs of the
NCO; we will not quit.

Thanks for all you do for our Nation. We are proud and honored
to be on the same team.

Director, Institute for NCO Professional Development

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