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Welcome to the Logistics Basic Officer Leadership Course,
On behalf of the Army Logistics University (ALU) leadership, welcome to the Logistics Basic Officer Leader Course! Please review the Course Chairman Welcome Letter carefully and all other documents on this website. You can also connect with the Basic Officer Leader Department on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BOLDALU/.
If you are reporting in the next 30 days and did not receive a welcome letter, please reach out to us with your full name and ATRRS class information.
You will report to the ALU staff duty desk located at 2401 Quarters Road, Fort Lee, VA 23801 no later than your report date. Upon arrival, you will be provided instructions on the room and time for the meet and greet. This meeting will last about 2-3 hours and will provide you with additional information and prepare you for in-processing. The uniform is OCPs. Please ensure you are in accordance with standards outlined in AR 670-1 when arriving at ALU. In accordance with DOD Policy all students are required to confirm vaccination status during in-processing. Ensure you bring and maintain your COVID-19 vaccination card during in-processing.
In-processing will occur week one. You will conduct an ACFT (https://www.army.mil/acft/), SHARP and EO training, dental and medical readiness tasks, and will submit financial documents to ensure your pay is correct. Reference the required documents here. In accordance with DoD Policy, you are required to have a Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) prior to attending school to pay meal, rental car, and other expenses as necessary. Complete the required training and statement of understanding prior to your arrival to facilitate issuance of a GTCC if you do not already have one. See the GTCC Traveler Online Application Process here for directions. If you are on PCS orders to Fort Lee or are an EOD Preselect, you must obtain appropriate on or off-post housing. The housing phone number is: (804) 765-1597/2016. Students authorized to arrive before their class report date should contact the Army Logistics University (ALU) Privatized Army Lodging (PAL) office at 804-765-4924/0093 to confirm your arrival date and hotel reservation. Failure to do so may result in you not having a hotel room when you arrive.
CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT
You are not required to bring your own TA-50/OCIE. You will receive issue upon arrival. If you are attending the course during cold weather months, it is highly recommended that you bring your own cold weather gear as minimal to no cold weather gear is issued. If you have been previously issued eye protection and gloves, bring them as CIF will not reissue those items. National Guard and Reserve Soldiers must ensure that there are no pending transactions in their records to ensure a smooth CIF issue at Fort Lee. It is strongly recommended that you bring additional boots, eye protection, and gloves. Bring your Army Service Uniform (ASU) or Army Green Service Uniform (AGSU) and at least one business casual outfit.
There are several events that will take place during BOLC that will assess your level of physical fitness. In addition to the Army Combat Physical Fitness Test you will take before the end of the course you will also be assessed on a 4 mile run with a required completion time of 36 minutes (4x36), and a 12 mile ruck march in under 4 hours. Please continue to prepare yourself physically while you await your report date. As of 01 October 2022 all students currently attending the course or arriving after 01 October are required to pass the ACFT to meet graduation requirements. Reach out to your TAC with any questions you have. You can find the most updated class and TAC information on this website and on Facebook. It is a privilege to train and mentor the next generation of Army officers. Your experience at ALU will ensure you are ready to successfully contribute at your first unit.