alit - arctic light individual training
1. Who must attend
CWOC and CWLC?
Team leaders through platoon leaders will
attend the first available Cold Weather Leaders Course after their arrival
to Alaska. Company commanders will attend the Cold Weather Orientation
Course before taking command or at the next available Cold Weather Orientation Course if command is assumed during spring. First sergeants,
staff officers, sergeant majors, battalion commanders, and command sergeant
majors will attend the first available Cold Weather Orientation
Course after arrival in Alaska.
2. Who must attend
Individual Training Manual, pg 8, para 3.f.(1), “All new arrivals, both enlisted
and officers, will complete CWI I before participating in any field
exercise, and CWI I and II before participating in a field exercise
during the winter months (1 October though 1 May).
3. Who must teach
Arctic Light Individual Training Manual, pg 8, para 3e, “ALIT trainers
must be graduates of the NWTC Cold Weather Leaders Course (CWLC)”.
4. When can I teach
ALIT and are there temperature requirements?
Arctic Light Individual Training Manual, pg 2, para 3d, ALIT will include
CWI I year round, and CWI II during winter months (normally 1 October
through 1 May). As defined on pg 2. para 3.d.(2), the overnight bivouac must
be conducted when the temperature is at or below 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Commanders will make every effort to meet this intent.
5. If I attend ALIT
once do I have to do it again?
Arctic Light Individual Training Manual, pg 8, para 3.f, “ALIT is an annual training requirement for all Soldiers. Soldiers that have
attended a CWLC or CSOC within the 12 months, meet ALIT training requirements”.
6. Does the Air Force
Arctic Survival School count towards ALIT?
Arctic Light Individual Training Manual, pg 8, para 3.f.(2), “Arctic survival
school is not a substitute for ALIT training”.