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  • Training and Schools


    • One Station Unit Training (OSUT)

      The 3rd Infantry Division offers a number of Basic Training Schools to it's soldiers. All of the Basic Schools are open and available to soldiers after they have completed One Station Unit Training. Typically Basic Schools last around 90 minutes and never require a second or third day of training. This may include but not limited to; Combat Lifesaver Course, Land Navigation Course, Advanced Radio Communications Course, Explosives and Demolition Course and Long Range Precision Course.

      ASR

      Upon acceptance into the unit, soldiers complete an orientation and then Initial Entry Training (IET).

      Once assigned to a squad, new soldiers then enter "One Station Unit Training" (OSUT). OSUT comprises 5 phases, Red Phase, White Phase, Blue Phase, Black Phase, and Gold Phase.

      In Armed Assault (Arma) soldiers, Red and White phases are completed during Basic Combat Training (BCT) while Blue, Black, and Gold Phases are completed during Advanced Individual Training (AIT).

      ASR

      Basic Combat Training is the second portion of One Station Unit Training (OSUT), followed and completed by Advanced Individual Training. The purpose of BCT is to prepare all soldiers to serve as an entry level soldier within their game and MOS.

      ASR

      Although Basic Combat Training gives soldiers the basics to successfully serve within the unit, Advanced Individual Training is designed to prepare soldiers to perform specialised functions for their game and MOS. All Arma Infantry soldiers are required to attend AIT. Any soldiers inducted into the unit to fill a specific MOS such as 19D, 68W, 153A, 15 Series, 25C, 13F would recieve their specific training here. (Although these MOS are currently only available as promotion from within.)

    • Basic Training Schools

      The 3rd Infantry Division offers a number of Basic Training Schools to it's soldiers. All of the Basic Schools are open and available to soldiers after they have completed One Station Unit Training. Typically Basic Schools last around 90 minutes and never require a second or third day of training. This may include but not limited to; Combat Lifesaver Course, Land Navigation Course, Advanced Radio Communications Course, Explosives and Demolition Course and Long Range Precision Course.

      CLS

      The Combat Lifesaver Qualification trains soldiers to be proficient in ACE3 medical and allows them to better respond to mass casualty situations. The Combat Lifesaver Qualification grants soldiers the ability to carry Epinephrine Auto-injectors and other life saving procedures. This is the official medical training course conducted by the US Army, intended to provide an intermediate step between the buddy aid-style basic life support taught to every soldier. The combat lifesaver is primarily responsible for providing emergency medical treatment at point of wounding on the battlefield, limited primary care, and health protection and evacuation from a point of injury or illness.

      Prerequisites:
      Rank of E-2 (Private Second Class)

      Driving school

      The Driver and Operator Course trains Soldiers in the use of Army wheeled vehicles and equipment. Trainees learn vehicle operation, Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS), military driving tactics and techniques, and convoy operations. The course qualifies graduates to operate all wheeled motor vehicles in the 3rd Infantry Division Motor Pool.

      Prerequisites:
      Rank of E-2 (Private Second Class)

      LandNav

      The Land Navigation Qualification trains soldiers to plot 8 digit grid points, use the baseplate compass and learn the major, minor and supplementary terrain features. The Land Navigation Qualification does not grant any special equipment.

      Prerequisites:
      Rank of E-2 (Private Second Class)

      ARCC

      The Advanced Radio Communications Qualification trains soldiers in proper voice procedure, radios, and SALUTE reports. By the end of this Qualification soldiers should be able to report in and speak with confidence on radio frequinces.

      Prerequisites:
      Rank of E-2 (Private Second Class)

      EDC

      The Explosives and Demolition Qualification trains soldiers to be able to safely employ demolitions, disarm explosives and use breaching charges. The Explosives and Demolition Qualification grants soldiers the ability to carry explosives, breaching charges and a defusal kit. To attend Explosives and Demolition Course you must be Ranger Qualified.

      Prerequisites:
      Rank of E-3 (Private First Class)
      Airborne School Qualification or Air Assault School Qualification
      Ranger School Qualification

      LRPC

      Squad Designated Marksman Course is the initial qualification course for the unit’s Designated Marksmen. Soldiers train using the M-14 DMR to engage point targets day or night from 500 to 750 meters. The squad designated marksman is a secondary role that qualified Soldiers can fill according to mission requirements. The course consists of use of the Kestrel device, rangefinding, optics, and long range shooting under stress using the ACE3 Advanced Ballistics system.

      Prerequisites:
      Rank of E-4b (Specialist)
      Land Navigation Qualification

      LRPC

      Long Range Precision course is the training and qualification course for our Designated Marksmen. The designated marksman is a secondary MOS/role that soldiers can fill according to mission requirements. The weapon used is the MK11 DMR rifle. The course consists of range estimation, target detection, ballistics, night shooting, unknown distance qualification, and alternate shooting positions.

      Prerequisites:
      Rank of E-4b (Specialist)
      Land Navigation Qualification
      Squad Designated Marksman Qualification

    • Advanced Training Schools

      The 3rd Infantry Division offers a number of Advanced Training Schools to it's soldiers. All Advanced Schools require soldiers to have preobtained qualifications prior to attending for slots. Advanced Schools are often longer in length and can require multiple prerequisites to attend. The selection and pass rate are also narrowed up to promote a higher standard of excellence. Typically Advanced Schools last around 120-180 minutes and may require a second or third day of training. This may include but not limited to; Ranger School, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School, Expert Infantryman Badge Course and Expert Field Medical Badge Course

      Ranger

      Ranger School is one of the toughest training courses for which a Soldier can volunteer. Army Rangers are experts in leading Soldiers on difficult missions— and to do this they need rigorous training. Over 3 phases, Ranger students train to exhaustion, pushing the limits of their minds and skills.

      The purpose of the U.S. Army's Ranger Course is to prepare these Army volunteers — both Officers and enlisted Soldiers — in combat arms related functional skills. The Rangers' primary mission is to engage in close combat and direct-fire battles.

      Prerequisites:
      Rank of E-3 (Private First Class)
      Land Navigation Qualification
      Airborne School Qualification or Air Assault School Qualification

      ABS

      The purpose of the Basic Airborne Course is to qualify the volunteer in the use of the parachute as a means of combat deployment and to develop leadership, self-confidence, and an aggressive spirit through mental and physical conditioning.

      Airborne Soldiers have a long and distinguished tradition of being an elite body of fighting men and women–people who have always set the example for determination and courage. When you volunteer for this training, you accept the challenge of continuing this tradition. The Airborne Soldiers of the past set high standards–it is now up to you to maintain them!

      Prerequisites:
      Rank of E-2 (Private Second Class)
      Land Navigation Qualification

      AAB

      Air Assault School is designed to prepare Soldiers for insertion, evacuation, and pathfinder missions that call for the use of multipurpose transportation and assault helicopters. Air Assault training focuses on the mastery of rappelling techniques and sling load procedures, skills that involve intense concentration and a commitment to safety and preparation.

      Prerequisites:
      Rank of E-2 (Private Second Class)
      Land Navigation Qualification

      Army Pathfinders are specialists in navigating their way through foreign terrain and establishing safe landing zones for Airborne and Air Assault Soldiers or Army aircraft. Many times they are asked to parachute into remote areas, navigate their way to unobstructed locations, then relay those coordinates back to a command center. The mission of the U.S. Army Pathfinder School is to provide a three week course in which the student navigates dismounted, establishes and operates a day/night helicopter landing zone, establishes and operates a day/night Army VIRS parachute DZ, conducts sling load operations, provides air traffic control and navigational assistance to RW and FW airborne operations.

      Prerequisites:
      Rank of E-3 (Private First Class)
      Airborne School Qualification
      Air Assault School Qualification
      Land Navigation Qualification

      EIB

      Like the EFMB course, the Expert Infantryman Course is mostly a qualification event. Soldiers are tested and expected to demonstrate proficiency in all warrior tasks. Soldiers are tested on land navigation, weapons qualifications, call for fire, basic first aid, battle drills, map reading, range estimation among others. Reference

      Prerequisites:
      Rank of E-3 (Private First Class)
      Land Navigation Qualification

      EFMB

      The Expert Field Medical Badge course is designed to put our CLS and Medics to the test. Although there is some training involved, the course is mostly a qualification event to show that our medical personnel are able to provide the highest level care during combat. Candidates complete a written test, M4 Marksmanship qualification test, demonstrate land navigation proficiency, movement under fire, TCCC patient assessment, patient extraction and evacuation techniques, bleeding control, triage, basic and advanced treatments, radio communications, and LZ establishment.

      Prerequisites:
      Rank of E-3 (Private First Class)
      Combat Lifesaver Qualification
      68W Medic School Qualification

    NCODEV

    Warrior Leader's Course (Basic Leader Course) is the first leadership course Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) attend. WLC is a 2 day course that teaches Specialists and Corporals the basic skills to lead small groups of soldiers. This course is an out of game training environment conducted through powerpoint and discussions sessions. Topics covered include conflict resolution, developing subordinates, building effective teams, and leadership fundamentals.

    Prerequisites:
    Rank of E-4 (Specialist/Corporal)
    Time In Service 2 months Minimum
    Recommended by First Line Leader

    NCODEV

    This course focuses on leadership and technical skills required to prepare soldiers selected for promotion to Staff Sergeant to effectively lead squad and platoon sized units. The ALC consists of a 2 day program that covers Army Leadership, Military Decisions Making Process, After Action Review, Leadership Principles, Battlemind, and other discussion topics.

    Prerequisites:
    Rank of E-5 (Sergeant)
    Time In Service 4 months Minimum
    Recommended by First Line Leader

    1SG

    The First Sergeant School/Academy is an on the job training course for soldiers selected to fill the First Sergeant position of a Company. The First Sergeant is trained, observed, and evaluated on unit administration, communication skills, subordinate discipline and morale, logistics and maintenance, personnel management, soldier training, and tactical operations.

    Prerequisites:
    Selected for First Sergeant School (must be E-8 or higher for selection)

    OCS

    Officer Candidate School is the an on the job training course for those soldiers selected to fill officer roles within the unit. All officers come from within our enlisted ranks, generally Sergeant and above. Officer Candidate School is 4 to 8 week program where candidates are mentored and evaluated by fellow officers.

    Prerequisites:
    Selected for Officer Candidate School (must be E-5 or higher for selection)

         



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