Training, Advising, and Counseling (TAC)


Training, Advising, and Counseling (TAC) Officers are responsible for training, mentoring, and coaching Warrant Officer Candidates for 17 branches and 67 warrant officer specialties in warrior tasks, leadership skills, and officer attributes for the Army's premier Warrant Officer producing school. A TAC Officer will normally be a senior CW2 or a CW3.

Course Scope and Description: Development of communications, counseling, and mentoring skills required of TAC Officers. Training is a combination of advanced reading assignments, computer based and small group instruction, and practical exercises. Certification consists of two training phases. Phase I is the online Distributive Learning (DL) which must be completed NLT two (2) weeks prior to the Phase II start date.

Wait status is needed for both phases in order to enroll in the DL course. Phase II (Resident) course is conducted at Ft. Rucker, Alabama

The Training, Advising and Counseling (TAC) Certification Course is a resident three week course consisting of one week of academic instruction at the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College; one week of leadership assessment and counseling training at 1st Warrant Officer Company (WOC); and one week of Field Leadership Exercise (FLX) training at Tactical Training Base (TTB) Freedom. Schedule revolves around Warrant Officer Candidate School Classes thus timetables will fluctuate as needed. This course is only taught at the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College (WOCC).

Qualifications/Criteria: All Warrant Officers who volunteer to become a TAC Officer must follow and meet the criteria listed in paragraphs 3-2 and 3-3 of the Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) Course Management Plan (CMP) dated October 2014. TAC Officer Qualification criteria.

In order to perform TAC Officer Duties individual must complete the Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC) or Foundation Instructor Facilitator course (FIFC), Small Group Instruction Course (SGITC) and the Combat Lifesaver Course (RTI required). Individuals that have not met these requirements prior to TAC officer certification may not perform TAC officer duties until the courses are completed.

All individuals who have been approved to attend the course must enroll in ATTRS for both training phases of TAC Certification Course, 5K-F38 (DL) and 5K-F38 (P). The normal class size is 4-8 students. Class sizes greater than eight (8) students are approved on a case-by-case basis. Classes with a student size of less than four (4) will not conduct. Class non-conduct determination and notification will be made 7-10 days prior to the start date of the respective class.

Course Schedule: Please refer to the following Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) link provided for additional information regarding the course and schedule at ATRSS FY17 Class Schedule.

Travel dates are not included in the above course dates. Please ensure your travel orders include authorized travel days to and from Ft. Rucker, AL. Additionally, TAC Certification course (5K-F38) is a non PME course/ Institutional Training Directed Lodging (ITP) identified course and therefore not covered by ITP and Meals. Fort Rucker will not provide quarters or dining entitlements. Non-availability control numbers are not required IAW ALARACT 081/2014 (Financial entitlements are to be reflected per DFAS travelers Per Diem rates. This course falls in non ITP TDY to Fort Rucker. There a non-issuance of meal cards for the course and students are authorized full meal per diem/lodging.