Fort Jackson Community
U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy
The U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy is at 9574 Marion Ave. and is an accredited Institute of Excellence that trains qualified NCOs in the instruction of warrior tasks and battle drills, drill and ceremonies, physical readiness training, and other IET tasks to Basic Combat and Advanced Individual Training Soldiers. The USADSA is comprised of two schools: the Drill Sergeant Course and AIT Platoon Sergeant Course. At any given time, 500 students train at the academy as either a drill sergeant candidate or an AIT platoon sergeant candidate. The school trains more than 2,200 NCOs each year.