Northeast Counterdrug Training Center


The Northeast Counterdrug Training Center conducts courses in five distinct paths:

  • Law Enforcement/Interdiction
  • Narco-terrorism/Homeland Security
  • Drug Demand Reduction
  • Military-Led Instruction
  • National Guard Bureau

NCTC offers 60 different types of courses in the above mentioned concentrations and conducts over 200 classes each year.

NCTC is staffed by National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who provide infrastructure management. Classes are taught by subject matter experts with extensive education, training, and experience with proven success in their areas of expertise. This military and civilian partnership is the cornerstone of the NCTC success story.


The NCTC Instructor pool is comprised of experienced subject matter experts in the fields of law enforcement, drug interdiction, investigations and intelligence prior to employment at NCTC. Each instructor undergoes a rigorous review and selection process prior to employment at NCTC. Our experienced military instructors bring their unique knowledge and skills to the classroom for each of our military-led courses.

Agencies and Organizations We Serve

Professional Classifications

Law Enforcement

  • State Police Act 120 (or equivalent)
  • Federal Police Officers
  • DHS Enforcement
  • County Sheriffs
  • Military Police
  • Code Enforcement

Law Enforcement Support

  • Civilian Non-Law Enforcement operating in direct support of LEAs (Administrative Personnel/Analysts)

Military Intelligence

  • Counterdrug Analysts
  • Army Intel MOS 35
  • Air Force Intel AFSC 1N


  • Criminal Investigators
  • Federal Investigators

Counterdrug and Military Personnel

This classification includes military personnel governed under federal statutes or those under orders and assigned to Counterdrug. Case-by-case exceptions may be made.


Community-Based Organizations