Armor SchoolArmor School

Office of the Chief of Armor

Mission

  • Manage/oversee the eight personnel management lifecycle functions
    (structure, acquisition, individual training and education, distribution, deployment, professional development and separation)
  • Chief of Armor's representative at branch-related meetings and conferences
  • Armor proponent for:
    • DA PAM 600-3: Officer Professional Development
    • DA PAM 600-25: Enlisted Professional Development
  • Develop and update Armor professional development manuals
  • Armor Functional Review
  • Excellence in Armor (EIA) Program
  • Armor Regimental System
  • Draper Armor Leadership Award
  • Franks Award

1 Karker St, Rm 6600
Fort Benning, GA 31905

Armor Hotline
usarmy.benning.mcoe.mbx.armor-ocoa@mail.mil

(706)626-TANK (8265)

Director

(706)545-1352

Sergeant Major

(706)545-7725

Officer Career Manager

(706)545-6001

19Z / 19D Career Management NCO

(706)545-0670

19K Career Management NCO

(706)545-0577

CMF19 National Guard Proponency NCO

(706)626-0748

Human Resources Specialist

(706)626-8265

Unit Listing / Honorary COLs - SGMs

(706)626-1921

Draper Armor Leadership Award/ Excellence in Armor

(706)545-0577

Ch, Functional Integration (ARNG)

(706)626-3119

ROTC/ Cadet Information

(706)545-6001

Secretary

(706)545-0764

Armor Hotline
usarmy.benning.mcoe.mbx.armor-ocoa@mail.mil

(706)626-TANK (8265)

Armor Regimental Guide

The Armor Regimental Guide is to provide information on current policies and procedures regarding the Regimental System for Armor Soldiers (active and reserve component).The purposes of the Regimental System are to enhance combat effectiveness through a framework that provides the opportunity for affiliation, develop loyalty and commitment, foster an extended sense of belonging, improve unit esprit, and institutionalize the war fighting ethos. It was developed to include the Total Armor Force, both active and reserve components, and offer the opportunity for long-term identification with a regiment throughout a Soldier’s career.

Download the Armor Regimental Guide

Armor Enlisted Professional Development Guide

Armor Enlisted Professional Development Guide



Unit Listings/ Misc

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is the difference between Branch Qualified (BQ), Branch Certified, Branch Developed, or Key Developmental (KD) complete?

Answer: There is no difference; Branch Developed (Enlisted) and KD complete (Officer) are updated terms.

Question: Where do I find the 19A, 19D, 19K Professional Development Models (PDM)?

Answer: OCOA website http://www.benning.army.mil/armor/ocoa/ -Click on the "References & Guides" tab.

Question: Where can I find information on centralized promotions and preparing myself for a centralized promotion selection board?

Answer: AR 600-8-19, DA Pam 600-25 Chapter 10 (Enlisted), DA Pam 600-3, Chapter 9 (Officers) and OCOA website http://www.benning.army.mil/armor/ocoa/ -Click on the "Promotions" tab.

Question: Who do I contact with questions regarding my reassignment to a new duty station?

Answer: Contact the Armor Branch representatives at the U.S. Army, Human Resources Command (HRC).
HRC Armor Enlisted Branch: (502) 613-5934
https://www.hrc.army.mil/Enlisted/Armor%20Enlisted%20Branch%20Contact%20Info
HRC Armor Officer Branch: (502) 613-6044
https://www.hrc.army.mil/Officer/AR%20Officer%20Home

Question: What are the requirements that a Soldier must complete to be considered Branch Developed or KD complete?

Answer: A See DA Pam 600-25 Chapter 10 and DA Pam 600-3 Chapter 9.

Enlisted Soldiers must serve 24 months or more (whether in a garrison or deployed environment, or a combination of both) in a Critical Leadership Position. Critical Leadership time is accumulated, regardless of breaks in service, so long as time served was/is rated and documented by NCOERs that list the Principle Duty Title of the NCO as the Critical Leadership Position commensurate with their rank and grade. Time spent at the next higher Critical Leadership Position counts towards leadership development time at the current grade, so long as the NCOER reflects the next higher Critical Leadership Position under Principle Duty Title.
Officers must serve 12-24 months in Company Command for CPTs and 12-24 months in Battalion/Brigade S-3 or XO positions for MAJ. See DA Pam 600-3, Chapter 9 for additional KD information.

Question: Where can I find information regarding Honorary COL, Honorary SGM, Distinguished Member, and Honorary Members of the Regiment?

Answer: OCOA website http://www.benning.army.mil/armor/ocoa/ -Click on the "References & Guides" tab and then download the "Armor Regimental Guide".

Question: Where can I find information regarding the Draper Armor Leadership Award?

Answer: : http://www.benning.army.mil/armor/OCOA/DraperAward.htm and download the "Draper Armor Leadership Award SOP". Draper Armor Leadership Award program manager: (706) 545-0577.

Question: Where can I find information regarding the Excellence in Armor (EIA) program?

Answer: http://www.benning.army.mil/armor/OCOA/Excellence%20in%20Armor.htm and download the "EIA/MOI". EIA program manager: (706) 545-0670.

Question: Who can I contact with questions regarding the Sullivan Cup, Best Tank Crew competition?

Answer: Contact the 19K Career Manager at (706) 545-0577.

Question: Who can I contact with questions regarding the Gainey Cup, Best Scout Squad competition?

Answer: Contact the 19D Career Manager at (706) 545-0670.

Question: I am an Officer Candidate, ROTC Cadet, or student at the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY. Who do I contact with questions regarding commissioning and branching?

Answer: Contact the OCOA Personnel Staff Officer at (706) 545-6001.

Question: Does OCOA provide information and support to Army National Guard (ARNG) Soldiers?

Answer: Yes. The OCOA National Guard liaisons.

Enlisted: (706) 626-0748
Officers: (706) 626-3119

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