Ground Safety Officer Training

The Ground Safety Officer Course (GSOC) teaches the skills necessary to establish safety qualified Additional Duty Safety Officers for Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians. Included in the course curriculum is training in: Risk Management, Explosives Safety Management, Accident Investigation and Reporting, Range Safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 511. Completion of the training will award students with a 6Q Officer Skill Identifier (SI) or a Warrant Officer and Enlisted Additional Duty Skill Identifier (ASI).

The training is offered as a six-week resident course, or phased training. The phased training encompasses four phases of training (phase I is distance learning; phase II is resident training; phase III is distance learning; phase IV is resident training) that must be completed over a two-year period, phase II & VI of resident training is three weeks long each.

NOTE: Prior to a DA Form 1059 and certificates being awarded, all Resident training must be completed within two years of the Phase II completion date.

Ground Safety Officer Courses
FY 20
Class # Report Date: Start Date: End Date:
20-001 07 Oct 2019 08 Oct 2019 20 Nov 2019
20-002 03 Feb 2020 04 Feb 2020 17 Mar 2020
20-003* 24 Mar 2020 25 Mar 2020 05 May 2020
20-004* 18 May 2020 19 May 2020 30 Jun 2020
20-005 11 Aug 2020 12 Aug 2020 23 Sep 2020
Phase II
P02 06 Jan 2020 07 Jan 2020 28 Jan 2020
Phase IV
P04 14 Jul 2020 15 Jul 2020 04 Aug 2020

* These courses were not conducted.

FY 21
Class # Report Date: Start Date: End Date:
21-001 12 Oct 2020 13 Oct 2020 24 Nov 2020
21-002 10 Jan 2021 11 Jan 2021 23 Feb 2021
21-003 07 Mar 2021 08 Mar 2021 16 Apr 2021
21-004 22 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 04 Jun 2021
21-005 16 Jun 2021 17 Jun 2021 30 Jul 2021
21-006 10 Aug 2021 11 Aug 2021 22 Sep 2021

How to apply:

Individuals should apply for the course through their organization’s schools representative. Use the USACRC School Code (012) and the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) course # 6Q-F12 to register in ATRRS.


Before arriving for courses you should be familiar with the following regulations: AR 385-10, The Army Safety Program; DA Pam 385-10, Army Safety Program; ATP 5-19, Risk Management; AR 600-55, The Army Driver and Operator Standardization Program; and DA PAM 385-40, Army Accident Investigation and Reporting.

GSOC Information:

Fort Rucker Course: The Report Date above is actually a travel day, you WILL NOT report on the report date. Military will report on the Start Date at 0600 for a Height/Weight Screening. All Soldiers must meet the mandatory height/weight/body fat screening in accordance with AR 600-9. If a student fails the initial screening, only one rescreening will be allowed. It will be administered no earlier than seven days and no later than 24 days. Failure to meet height/weight/body fat requirements will result in removal from the course. You will receive a welcome letter via email discussing further course details 30 days prior to the start date.

Uniform: Duty uniform for Soldiers is OCP and business casual for civilians.

Travel Orders: During the course, you will be given a large amount of reference material. If you are traveling by air, you may want your orders to contain authorization for mailing this material home.

Course Completion Requirements: Students must pass all examinations and attend all training. Students who have already completed OSHA 511 will still complete the training during GSOC, no exceptions. Do not plan on scheduling routine appointments during the course. Students who miss more than 5% of the course (12 hours) will not graduate.

Prerequisites: Students are required to complete the online Additional Duty Safety Course (ADSC) as a prerequisite prior to attending the resident training. Information on signing up for the ADSC can be found on the Online Training page.. Students will upload their ADSC completion certificates into Blackboard.

Students will bring their Additional Duty Safety Course (ADSC) completion certificates to the course.

NOTE: Students must arrive to the course with a valid AKO Email and valid CAC card, this will allow for faster registration and in processing. During the course, you will be introduced to several internet-based safety management tools.

Ground Safety Officer Course Staff:

Common email: usarmy.rucker.hqda-secarmy.list.safe-gsoc@mail.mil

Ground Safety Officer Course Manager: (334) 255-3650

Registrar: (334) 255-0251

Operations: (334) 255-3410/2660