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 19
Class # Report Date: Start Date: End Date:
19-001 8 Oct 18 9 Oct 18 20 Nov 18
19-002 3 Feb 19 4 Feb 19 19 Mar 19
19-003 24 Mar 19 25 Mar 19 03 May 19
19-004 16 May 19 17 May 19 28 Jun 19
19-005 11 Aug 19 12 Aug 19 24 Sep 19
Phase II
06 Jan 19 07 Jan 19 28 Jan 19
Phase IV
14 Jul 19 15 Jul 19 2 Aug 19

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. You will report on the Start Date for a Height/Weight/Tape on Day one of the course. You will receive an email with the report time and location prior to the beginning of class. No travel will be scheduled prior to 1700hrs on the End Date of the course, no exceptions.

Uniform: Duty uniform for Soldiers is ACU/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 will not graduate. Five percent of the course equates to 12 hours for the six-week course and six hours for the three-week course.

Prerequisites: Students are required to complete the on-line 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 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.

Welcome Packets:

Ground Safety Officer Course Staff:

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

Chief, Ground Safety Training Division
    Commercial: (334) 255-3833; DSN: 558-3833

Registrar: 334-255-0251

Operations: 334-255-0171