Garrison Command Sergeants Major Course
Definition/Scope: (AMSC) Garrison Command Sergeants Major Course (GCSMC) is designed for Garrison Command Sergeants Major. Delivered concurrently with the Garrison Precommand Course (GPC), it examines the third component of the installation leadership triad of Installation/Senior commander, Garrison Commander, and Garrison Command Sergeant Major. This training explores the activities and decision that the garrison commander and Command Sergeant Major make every day. The course introduces base operations and the installation management area structure, as well as current doctrine and policy. As of Jun 2012, this 3 week course is held at AMSC Fort Belvoir, Virginia campus, three times per year, with 16 Military students per class. GCSMC includes sessions on each of the "big six" important installation management subject areas-- financial management; civilian human resources management; facilities and infrastructure management; environmental stewardship; morale, welfare, and recreation management; and antiterrorism, force protection, and crisis/consequence management. Employing panels, case studies and practical exercises, the program examines actual garrison situations, the tools techniques and procedures used across major commands to achieve mission requirements under conditions of limited resources. The course is facilitated by senior Army leaders, the Army Management Staff College and functional area experts as guest presenters that address current and future garrison issues.
Broader Terms:Army Management Staff College
Related Terms:Fort Belvoir