Directorate of Training

Tactics Certification Course (TCC) Schedule


The Tactics Certification Course develops and educates Non-Commissioned Officers to standardize a current base level of doctrinal knowledge.


The Tactics Certification Course provides a basic foundation in current combined arms maneuver doctrine, focusing on troop leading procedures at the company level and below, for all tactics instructors/trainers.


After graduating ABIC, newly assigned tactics instructors will be required to attend TCC before beginning their unit’s internal instructor certification program. The RC TCC course is already mandatory for all RC tactics instructors. See the Pre-requisite statement below:

Active and Reserve Component Soldiers in the 11, 12, 13, 15, and 19 Career Management Fields (CFM) with the Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) of 'H' or '5K' and rank of E5 - E8, WO1 - WO3, and O2 - O3 assigned to tactics instructor positions. A waiver is required for all other DoD military personnel, civilians, contractors, and Foreign Military Soldiers assigned to a position instructing tactics. All course attendants must be ABIC/FDP qualified before attending TCC.


TCC’s scope of instruction will focus on Army doctrine (ADRPs 1-02, 3-0, 3-90, and 5-0) and the foundations for tactical planning and execution. The learning objectives will span across eight subject areas: Unified Land Operations, Operational Graphics, Reconnaissance and Security, Offensive Operations, Defensive Operations, Combat Orders, Troop Leading Procedures, and Indirect Fire Planning. After the completion of the course, the future tactics instructor will be able to:

  1. Apply a basic understanding of current combined arms maneuver doctrine to small-unit tactical operations.
  2. Apply the eight steps of Troop Leading Procedures.
  3. Conduct a mission analysis using METT-TC.
  4. Develop a small-unit level operations course of action using the correct operations planning process.
  5. Brief a small-unit level operations course of action using the correct operational terms and graphics.
  6. Apply the Characteristics of R&S, Offensive Operations, and Defensive Operations to maneuver operations at the company, platoon, and squad levels.
  7. Apply the role of doctrine to the art and science of tactics.


W-128, Mcginnis Wickam Hall

Register by email or call 706-626-2351.

Course Start Time

0900 hours

Course Schedule

Click HERE to view the TCC FY14 Course Schedule (PDF Format)