Directions to 2-11th Infantry Regiment Headquarters: Whether entering Fort Benning on Benning Road or I-185 south, you will come to an access control point. The security guard on duty can provide you with a map, directions, and assistance. The security guards will check your ID cards as you pass through the access control point. If you are on I-185, Custer Road is the first exit past the access control point. Take this exit and turn right. Continue for approximately 2-1/2 miles and turn left on Benning Road. Take the first right on 10th Division Road and then turn left on Edwards St. as you climb the hill. Turn right at the light on Vibbert Avenue. The Battalion Building will be the second on your right. If you become lost, stop and call the 2d Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment at (706) 545-8177 and ask for assistance. Here are some other numbers to assist you in getting situated.
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If you travel by commercial airlines or bus, Fort Benning has Military Welcome Stations located in each terminal. Tell the Soldier on duty you are reporting for IBOLC/BOLC III and he will provide you with the necessary maps and information. If you arrive and there is no one on duty, call the battalion staff duty phone number listed above. Military transportation is not available from these terminals. Keep your receipts for all transportation used as they need to be attached to your travel voucher for reimbursement during in processing.
When you arrive, report to 2d Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment Headquarters (Building 260) and check in with the Staff Duty Officer (SDO) (open 24 hours a day). The SDO will sign you in off leave and provide you with all the information you need to get started. Confirm your Company in-processing information with the SDO.
Ensure your uniforms are straight upon arrival - Army Combat Uniform (ACU), Army Physical Fitness Uniform (APFU) and Class A's or Army Service Uniform (ASU). If you know the unit of your follow-on assignment (on your orders), you will wear the patch for the unit. If you are unsure of your next assignment, buy and wear the Infantry School (Follow Me) patch on your uniforms. These patches can be purchased or ordered from the Military Clothing and Sales Store located in the PX Mall on Marne Road. Additionally, you are NOT authorized to wear the Infantry Blue Cord until completion of IBOLC and all officers (National Guard, Army Reserves, and Active Duty) must wear the 11th Infantry Regiment Crest - also available at Clothing Sales. Lastly, do not purchase TA-50 items. You will be issued TA-50 through the Central Issuing Facility (CIF) at Fort Benning during your first week of the course.
Do not purchase the Army Service Cap (bus driver's hat). You will wear the Black Army Beret with ASUs and Class A’s. The Patrol Cap will be worn with ACUs in the garrison environment. Ensure you check with your IBOLC training company or Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), if you are assigned there initially, for how to modify the Patrol Cap for the course (i.e. proper sewing/markings).
If you are under orders that authorize early reporting and choose to report to 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry before your class date, you will be assigned to HHC until you begin IBOLC.
Early reporting, when authorized, is not required but it is encouraged to allow you to complete some in-processing tasks ahead of schedule, acclimatize to weather and conditions in Fort Benning and to take care of your housing situation.
Depending on the class, the End Dates do not reflect the graduation dates (most courses will graduate 1-2 days earlier than posted End Date). At the beginning of the course, you will be informed of the graduation and date.
Graduations typically occur at McGinnis-Wickam Hall, 1 Karker Street, at 1:00 PM in the Marshall Auditorium (West Wing, 1st Floor).
Army Standards for Personal Appearance/Grooming and Height /Weight Standards for students reporting to the Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course.
Below are excerpts from AR 670-1: Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia and AR 600-9: The Army Weight Control Program. These two Army Regulations are the standards used by IBOLC for personal appearance, grooming standards, and height/weight standards that all students who attend this course must abide by.
The Battalion Commander has added to AR 670-1, Section 1-8, Sub-section 2, Paragraph C (regulations regarding mustaches) that males are not authorized to wear any style of mustache while assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment IBOLC.
Excerpts from AR 670-1 and 600-9
Open Door Policy
Prevention Of Sexual Harassment (POSH)
Equal Employment Opportunity
Battalion Retention Program
Family Readiness Group (FRGs)
Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedures
Better Opportunities For Single Soldiers (BOSS) Program
Sexual Assault Prevention And Response (SAPR) Program
Extremist Organizations And Activities
Consideration Of Others Program (CO2)
Battlion Corrective Training and Corrective Action Policy
Cadre Field Coverage Plan