Northern Warfare Training Center |  Fort Wainwright, Alaska  |  1.907.353.1178
 
The Army's only Cold Region Training Proponent | Battle Cold and Conquer Mountains

CWLC - Cold Weather leaders course


Class Report Date End Date Suspense
15/001 5-Dec-14 15-Dec-14
15/002 6-Jan-15 16-Jan-15
15/003 26-Jan-15 5-Feb-15
15/004 17-Feb-15 27-Feb-15


Packing list

Click here for the CWLC Packing List (updated 01.25.14)

Click here for the Packing List Picture Book (updated 01.02.13)

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.
The Cold Weather Leaders Course (CWLC) 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, snowshoe/ski techniques 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 of instruction.

b. Prerequisites:

1. Enlisted Personnel. E-5 through E-7 (E-4 serving in a leadership position may attend as vacancies permit).

2. Warrant/commissioned officer personnel. WO-1, CWO-2/O-l, and O-2 platoon-level leaders.

3. Students may not have a P-2 or temporary profile(s) under the P, U, or L columns of the physical profile or a temporary/permanent profile restricting exposure to cold temperatures. All students must meet minimum physical training, height and weight standards.

4. Soldiers not meeting the prerequisites listed above will need to get approval from the Commander, NWTC, prior to the start of the course.

5. Students MUST have a Field Meal Card issued by their unit. Special waivers will only be granted with approval from the Commander, NWTC prior to the start of the course.

6. A security clearance is not required.

C. Special Notes:
1. All items listed on the packing list for each course (see NWTC website http://www.wainwright.army.mil/nwtc) will be inspected on day zero for accountability and serviceability. Students arriving with unserviceable or missing equipment will be required to obtain the equipment prior to departing for Black Rapids Training Site or will be required to return to home station. NWTC does not have a supply system to DX or replace missing equipment.

2. 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