Posted on Jul 7, 2020
2LT Battalion S2 Intelligence
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I graduated from OCS in August 2019. I returned to my previous unit and got knee surgery for a previous injury (airborne ops). Once I was cleared, COVID happened and stopped classes. I called and emailed my branch manager and she has yet to respond to me. I received an email today from attrs stating that I was slotted for BOLC on 01 JUNE 2021. Has anyone gotten BOLC classes that far in advance? I understand that COVID threw a wrench in schools but it's hard to believe that it's backed up a year. I want to talk to my branch manager to see if it's possible for me to be in an earlier class since I'm active duty and I'm already almost a year from graduating. Maybe I'm thinking too highly of myself but I am concerned with my career progression at this point. Any suggestions on getting into contact with someone who could help me?
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SSG All Source Intelligence Analyst
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Ma'am,

The scheduled ATRRS courses are at this point guesses for when classes will start again. They are slotting based on the assumption they will resume classes on X date. For our ALC, they started slotting again 1 July but made it clear that they don't know if the courses will actually happen.
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2LT Battalion S2 Intelligence
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Good to know! I didn’t realize they were basically slotting people for classes based on assumptions. That eases my nerves a little more.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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Your branch can't use you until you are BOLC complete. Recommend having the Senior MI person in your organization or BN XO call branch. LT branch managers are hole pluggers and just trying to get a LT To a position...and leave you there.

Branch has to load you into a BOLC slot. Make one last try to inform branch's you are ready to go To BOLC and request a date....please.... on your own via email, with the senior MI officer CC'ed. Be polite and nice so they can be be nasty.
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2LT Battalion S2 Intelligence
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Thank you for your comment Sir! I will definitely make some phone calls tomorrow
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LTC Jason Mackay
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2LT (Join to see) follow up with email
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MAJ Logistics Officer (S4)
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Even before COVID, scheduling of BOLC was a year out.
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Understood ma’am. All my classmates who went MI went to bolc within a month or two. That’s why I thought it would be sooner than a year out.
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