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Welcome to the website for the 3rd Battalion (NCOA), 166th Regiment. Please take a moment to read about the mission and operations of this training battalion. This website will allow current and prospective students to learn what will be expected of them for each course offered; in addition, students can learn what to expect from the 3rd Battalion staff.

3rd Battalion will develop the current and future Leaders in those skills and traits necessary to lead, train, and mentor Soldiers for the modern and future asymmetric operating environments.  3rd Battalion will complete this by providing quality relevant Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) and Functional Course training for Soldiers from the Army National Guard, the United States Army Reserve and the Active Component to fulfill the Army Program for Individual Training (ARPRINT) mission.

Our battalion is located at Ft. Indiantown Gap, approximately 25 miles northeast of Harrisburg, PA. We conduct Common Core NCOES and NCO functional training for National Guard, Army reserve and Active Component Soldiers. Our battalion conducts The Basic Leader Course and the Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Course.

All courses conducted here are administered in accordance with One Army School System standards. Therefore, our courses are equivalent to those administered by our proponent schoolhouse (United States Army Sergeants Major Academy). We use the most current training doctrine and materials, and use equipment compatible with the training requirements and your unit of assignment. During your tenure as a student in 3rd BN, you will find experienced and certified instructors teaching you and holding you to strict Army standards.

While enrolled at any course offered here, all students are expected to remain at Ft. Indiantown Gap during the entire period covered by their training orders. All training is conducted in or near the garrison and we provide on-post transportation in support of all training events. Further, to aid you in success in our programs, we offer onsite administrative, logistical and social service support.

Please take the time to view the website associated to the course that you wish to or have already enrolled in.

Lastly, a successful student will make use of this support, but also make certain to:

  • Meet all enrollment criteria
  • Attend training and class on the times and dates directed
  • Display an attentive and cooperative attitude
  • Bring all uniform and equipment items as directed
  • Demonstrate the eagerness and ability to learn the required tasks and skills to Army standards

In summary, the 3rd Battalion (NCOA), 166th Regiment is here to train Soldiers. We recognize how important these schools are to you, your career progression, and the readiness of your unit. Our staff will do its utmost to provide every opportunity for you to succeed as a student at our school. 

    3rd Battalion, 166th Regiment (NCOA)
    Bldg. 8-80, Fort Indiantown Gap
    Annville, PA 17003-5002
    Phone: (717) 861-6950
    Fax: (717) 861-8271
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