Northern Warfare Training Center | Fort Wainwright,
Alaska | 1.907.353.1178
The Army's only Cold Region Training Proponent |
Battle Cold and Conquer Mountains
acc - assault climbers course
ACC is taught on an as-needed-basis. Units will contact NWTC and USARAK G3 to coordinate for classes.
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Course Information and Scope
a. Scope. This 11 day course trains selected Soldiers in the knowledge/skills required to lead small units/teams
over technically difficult, hazardous or exposed (Class 4 and 5) mountainous
terrain during summer months. Emphasis is placed on developing the Level
2 mountaineering tasks described in Chapter 2, FM 3-97.6, Mountain Operations
(2002 Revision) and FM 3-97.61, Military Mountaineering. The course
is intended for units or individuals that will conduct operations in
mountainous terrain and must operate independently of major units or
organizations or will lead larger organizations over technically hazardous
(1) Enlisted personnel.
E4 through E7.
officer. WO1, CW2/O1 and O2 platoon level leaders.
(3) Cadets are authorized
to attend this course.
o P-2 or temporary profile(s) under the P, U, or
L columns of the physical profile serial code (numerical) (PULHES) code.
(5) Must meet minimum physical training and height and weight
Must have no uncontrollable fear of heights.
(7) Graduate of a
NWTC or Vermont Mountain Warfare School level 1 Basic Mountaineering Course .
Security clearance required: None.
c. Reporting instructions.
The Assault Climber Course begins at 1000 on the published start date
and ends at 1000 on the end date. Due
to limited parking at the Black Rapids Training Site, privately owned
vehicles and individual government vehicle travel is not authorized.
The Northern Warfare Training Center is responsible for transportation
from FWA to the Black Rapids Training Site and return. DPTSM will arrange
bus transportation if there will be at least 10 people attending from
FRA. The unit is responsible for travel to/from Black Rapids if there will be
fewer than 10 people traveling from FRA. There is no separate issue
facility at Black Rapids Training Site; soldiers arriving without the
prescribed clothing and equipment items may be denied admission to the
course. There are no post exchange facilities at the Black Rapids Training
Site; attendees must bring adequate personal hygiene items/sundries
to last the duration of the course.
Special note: Personnel
from FWA report to Building 3479, at 0800, on the report date. An equipment
layout will be conducted prior to in processing.
d. Class schedule. This
course is by request through USARAK G3, 907-384-1153. Course length is 11
Students MUST have a
Field Meal Card issued by their unit.