I know this was thread was started in '08, but I have just graduated SLC and thought I would update.
Lodging was all on post, and I stayed right by the academy. No one in any of the classes that I know of, stayed off post.
I was disappointed with most of the course, since I am a reclass from CA, I was hoping to learn more than just how to pass a test.
SGL's seemed to be professional for the most part, and offered guidance if needed. For the most part everything is student led.
PT is almost non-existent.
We went to the field, and FYI, they do not issue TA-50 at FT Gordon, and not sure how so many people cant read a simple packing list.
On a final note, if you are going to the Signal RNCOA, please read everything on the website and pack what’s on the list. Senior NCO's should be prepared, and with that being said come to the course meeting 600-9 standards.
Changes are supposed to be coming in October, and they are lengthening the course by a few weeks and also bringing back the PT test.
The SGL rumor mill stated if you fail PT or tape, you will finish the course but still have a marginal 1059. Why units are sending these NCOs that do not meet the standards, I have no clue. But the 1SG checklist is either being forged or the Support channel is broke.
Anyone have any question please let me know, and I hope this info helped!