Army Sgt. Charles W. Gipson Jr. has graduated from the Army Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (BNCOC) at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.
Gipson is the son of Sharon L. Davis of Alton and Charles W. Gipson Sr. of Bentonville, Ark.
The sergeant is a 1997 graduate of West Plains High School.
Gipson received leadership and job specialty training during the common leader training, which focused on leadership assessment and development.
Leaders learned the theories and principles of warfighting skills, required to lead small units in combat; received the skills needed to supervise, communicate and motivate subordinates, and assist, operate and install strategic and tactical communications systems.
The technical training prepares the soldier to act and perform duties and responsibilities in the noncommissioned officer's particular job specialty while serving as a squad leader, team or section chief.
Gipson received hands-on, performance-oriented field training in his career management field.
Gipson, a tactical operations center supervisor, is assigned to the 578th Engineer Battalion.