The Counterdrug Senior Leaders Course (CD-SLC) will provide a basic understanding of the various facets of the regulatory requirements involved in managing a state Counterdrug (CD) program. This seminar focuses on an initial introduction and overview of the CD program facets.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Comprehend the policies, procedures, and responsibilities governing the usage of the National Guard and Department of Defense resources in the National Guard Counterdrug program, along with the following:
    • CD program overview.
    • Organizational structure.
    • History.
    • Funding.
    • CD training and schools.
    • Communication with legislatures.
    • Governor’s State Plans.
    • Personnel and Administration.
    • CPE overview.

Prerequisites: Prior to attending the seminar, CDCs should become familiar with NGR 500-2 and applicable NGB-CD All States letters, the FTSMCS Handbook, and the CPE Checklist. CDCs should bring with them the State Plan and the State SOP (if applicable).

Course Length: 5 days/40 hours.

Who May Attend: Counterdrug Coordinators, select CD leadership approved by the respective CDC.