Army Basic Leader Course Will Soon Be Longer and Have Graded Land Navigation

Spc. Christopher Moreno uses a protractor to determine an azimuth during the land navigation test of the Basic Leader Course.

Soldiers aiming to get their stripes will soon need to brush up on their map-reading skills and grid plotting. The Army plans to increase the length of its Basic Leader Course, or BLC, in fiscal 2026, which starts in October 2025, Sgt. Maj. Jason Stadel, a service spokesperson told Among the plans is adding […]