Ground Safety Officer Training

The Ground Safety Officer Course (GSOC) is a six-week resident course, teaching 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).

US Army Combat Readiness Center offers ANSI accredited professional certificates in the following areas:
  • Aviation Safety Officer Course (ASOC) Professional Certificate
  • Ground Safety Officer Course (GSOC) Professional Certificate
Achievement of the certificate is based on the successful completion of defined training requirements.

Ground Safety Officer Courses
FY 22
Class # Report Date: Start Date: End Date:
22-001 03 Oct 2021 04 Oct 2021 16 Nov 2021
22-002 09 Jan 2022 10 Jan 2022 22 Feb 2022
22-003 27 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 08 Apr 2022
22-004 17 Apr 2022 18 Apr 2022 27 May 2022
22-005 12 Jun 2022 13 Jun 2022 25 Jul 2022
22-006 14 Aug 2022 15 Aug 2022 26 Sep 2022

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.

Special Information:

All information provided is applicable to Army National Guard and Army Reserve Component Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and ARNG/USAR Civilians attending the Ground Safety Officer Course (GSOC). Students with a valid ATRRS reservation will receive a welcome letter via email discussing prerequisites and additional course details 30 days prior to the class start date. NOTE: Due to safety precautions, all TDY travelers must complete a 7-day Restriction of Movement (ROM) phase prior to entering in Resident Training in a classroom setting. Please ensure that you arrive to Fort Rucker before 1200hrs on Report Date. Upon arrival, please report to Building 315 for initial medical screening. Immediately following your medical screening, report to self-reserved lodging. You have the choice to reside in on or off-post lodging and receive full per diem at the expense of your unit. The Combat Readiness Center is not logistically or financially responsible for providing food and lodging for GSOC students. During this 7-day period, students must complete distance learning training. After complete ROM with no health concerns, students will report to Building 3900 for Resident Training. There is no Height/Weight Screening.

Additional school information for the GSOC can be obtained by contacting the G-7 Training Directorate, U.S. Army Combat, Readiness Center Fort Rucker, Alabama, (DSN 558-3650 or commercial (334) 464-9978) or usarmy.rucker.hqda-secarmy.list.safe-gsoc@mail.mil.