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 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.

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. Students will have to go to the website listed; https://safety.army.mil. Once on the CRC home page, students will need to go to the drop down menu under Training, Ground Safety Officer Course. All prerequisites are listed for the Six week and Phase resident training. All prerequisites must be completed prior to start date. NOTE: Due to safety precautions, all TDY travelers must complete a 14-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 students. During this 14-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, but students must report with last physical training assessment to verify Height/Weight data that will be utilized for Academic Evaluation Report (AER).

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.