CWLC - Cold Weather leaders course
CWLC 13-01 (26 Nov - 7 Dec 12)
CWLC 13-02 (6-17 Jan 13)
CWLC 13-03 (28 Jan - 8 Feb 13)
CWLC 13-04 (25 Feb - 8 Mar 13)
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All Soldiers attending the CWLC are required to bring their assigned weapon (M4 or M16 Only) and three 30 rd magazines for the course's biathlon event.
Units without assigned M4 or M16 weapons will submit a request for waiver for their soldier to attend CWLC. POC is the NWTC OPS NCOIC @ 353-1178 or NWTC Operations
Courses material and scope
Cold Weather Leaders Course (Download the Student Handout)
a. Scope. This 13 day course
trains squad and platoon level leaders in the knowledge/skills required
to successfully conduct small unit operations in a cold, snow-covered
environment. Emphasis is placed on the effects of cold on personnel
and materiel, use of basic cold weather clothing and equipment,
winter field craft, over snow movement, and winter/cold regions
navigation and route planning. Attendees will receive comprehensive
instruction/training materials enabling them to implement basic,
cold-weather and ski-training programs within their units. Cold
weather risk-management procedures are stressed throughout the course.
(1) Enlisted personnel. E4 through E7 (specialist serving in a leadership
position may attend as vacancies permit).
(2) Warrant/commissioned officer personnel. WO1, CW2/O1, and O2
platoon level leaders.
(3) No P-2 or temporary profile(s) under
the P, U, or L columns of the physical profile serial code (numerical)
All students must meet minimum physical training
and height and weight standards and have no temporary or permanent
profile restricting exposure to cold temperatures.
No security clearance
(6) Soldiers not meeting
the prerequisites listed above will get approval from the Commander,
USANWTC, prior to the start of the course.
c. Reporting instructions. The Cold Weather Leaders Course begins
at 0730 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 report date. An equipment layout will be conducted prior to in
Students MUST have
a Field Meal Card issued by their unit.
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