Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Class 09-13 graduates: Staff Sgt. Fabrizio A. Bustos, Staff Sgt. Elias Bonilla, Master Sgt. Bobby Estrada, Staff Sgt. Jerard Brown, Sgt. Jose Gutierrez, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Flagg, Sgt. 1st Class Troy Barnes (assistant instructor), Staff Sgt. Madeorgracia Elisan, Sgt. 1st Class Donald Ploger, Command Sgt. Maj. Noel Foster (graduation address speaker), Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Shirley (assistant instructor), Sgt. 1st Class John Kohne, Staff Sgt. Jesus Morales, Sgt. David Le, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Leipheimer, Master Sgt. Juan Perez, Sgt. 1st Class Omar Mijango and Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey White. These 15 non-commissioned officers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin graduated from the 22-day course during a ceremony, here, March 26. The course was administered locally via video-teletraining from the U.S. Army Sergeants’ Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. The course educates NCO staff members on how to operate as part of a battalion or higher staff. The course is an intense, fast paced, performance-oriented program of instruction that concentrates on the battle staff duties and responsibilities of the coordinating and special staff sections, regardless of the NCO’s functional area of assignment.
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