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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 Office of the Chief of Armor (OCOA)?

Answer: We are the proponency office for the Armor Branch...e.g. we deal with Armor grade structure, Draper, Excellence In Armor, Regimental Guide, and Promotion Board Analysis. Even though we are not the individuals that put you on assignment, we work in conjunction with the Assignment Managers. 

Question: Is serving 12 months on a Transition Team considered Branch Developed?

Answer: To be considered Branch Developed a Soldier must serve 18 months or more in a Critical Leadership Position. While service on a Transition Team provides a portion of the requisite skills, it must be combined with time spent as a Tank/Bradley/Vehicle Commander, Platoon Sergeant, or First Sergeant to fully prepare the NCO for service at the next higher grade. Armor Branch goal is a minimum of 18 months combined time in critical leadership positions. More time is always better.

Question: Is serving 12 months in a Combat Theatre considered Branch Developed?

Answer: While service in a Combat Environment provides the requisite skills, Branch Development is shown through several NCOERs in which the Rater shows Excellence/Success through his comments, and the Senior Rater identifies strong potential for immediate promotion and greater responsibility. Armor Branch goal is a minimum of 18 months combined time in critical leadership positions. More time is always better.

Question: Does time spent serving at the next higher leadership position counts toward leadership development time at the current grade? (e.g. 10 months as a tank commander and 8 months as a platoon sergeant would qualify the SSG at the current grade with 18 months of critical leadership time.)

Answer: All time spent as a SSG or SSG(P) serving as a Platoon Sergeant counts toward critical leadership time, whether there was a break or not as long as the time served was/is rated and documented by NCOER with the Principle Duty Title stating they were a Platoon Sergeant. (This also applies for the 1SG position.)

Question: Does serving 12 months in Korea make me Branch Developed?

Answer: While service in a Korea provides the requisite skills, Branch Development is shown through several NCOERs in which the Rater shows Excellence/Success through his comments, and the Senior Rater identifies strong potential for immediate promotion and greater responsibility. Armor Branch goal is a minimum of 18 months combined time in critical leadership positions. More time is always better.

Question: What is the difference between Branch Developed and branch certified or qualified?

Answer: There is no difference, branch developed is just an updated term.

Question: Where do I find the AEPDG? 

Answer: OCOA website http://www.benning.army.mil/armor/ocoa/

Question: Where can I find information on the centralized promotion board process?

Answer: OCOA website http://www.benning.army.mil/armor/ocoa/