Noncommissioned Officers Candidate Course (NCOCC) Fort Benning, GA Details
The NCOC course involved an initial 12-week training program at Fort Benning, GA with minimum classroom instruction. The emphasis was on practical training in the field, approximately one-third of which was at night. Three distinct phases of the course developed the candidate into a noncommissioned officer who could discharge his duties with confidence and competence. At the end of 12 weeks at an NCOC training center, the new NCO's were assigned to Vietnam-oriented training centers for 9 weeks of on-the-job training. During on-the-job training, the NCOs performed in responsible leadership positions such as squad leaders, platoon guides, and assistants. By the career military and older noncoms, graduates were often called "Instant" NCOs" and the men who completed the course were referred to as, "Shake n' Bakes", "Instant's", or "Whip n' Chills" because of the speed in which they made rank.