Warrior Leader Course
1. Congratulations on your selection to attend the Warrior Leader Course at the 3rd BN, 166TH Regiment at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Report in accordance with your orders and no later than 2000hrs on the report date listed on the Army Training Resource Request System (ATRRS). Recommend report between the hours of 0800 and 1700 hours. All students should report in the Army Combat Uniform (ACU). Ensure you report with your Common Access Card and know your pin, 2 copies of your orders, any profile documentation and your unit contact information, including UIC data.
2. Effective 1 April 2013, Structured Self Development 1 (SSD-1) is a prerequisite to attend the Warrior Leader Course (WLC), IAW ALARACT 216/2012- Structured Self Development (SSD) Prerequisite for NCOES. Soldiers attending WLC are required to present a copy of their SSD 1 completion certificate during in processing. Soldiers who report to WLC without the SSD1 completion certificate will be given 72 hours to produce their SSD 1 graduation certificate or will be denied enrollment and administratively dismissed from the course.
3. Effective 1 November 2012 Soldiers attending WLC are required to meet the HT/WT requirements and pass the APFT. Failure to meet the HT/WT standards or failure to pass the APFT will result in a retest and/or re-weigh. Failure of the retest or re-weigh will result in dismissal from WLC with a failed to achieve course standards and an UNSAT in leadership on the DA1059.
4. Physical requirements for this course are very demanding. Students must be able to meet HT/WT standards, carry a 50 pound combat load, low crawl, high crawl, rush for three to five seconds, walk a minimum of 2 miles with combat load and negotiate rough terrain under varying climatic conditions and stressful situational exercises.
5. All Soldiers traveling by plane will fly into Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) which is located 30 miles from Ft. Indiantown Gap. Before leaving home station, double check your ticket/itinerary to ensure your destination is HIA. Once you arrive at HIA you need to call the WLC Staff Duty at (717)-861-6950 to arrange pick up from the airport. The same applies to train and bus travelers; your end location is also Harrisburg, PA. Return flights and other transportation will be scheduled no earlier than 1400 hours on the "graduation" day. All students are required to attend the graduation ceremony. The uniform for graduation is ACUs. There will be transportation provided to the airport.
6. This course is branch-immaterial and taught at Regional NCO Academies in a live-in environment. Classroom instruction includes practical application and written examination followed by hands-on/ performance-oriented training conducted in a field training environment, and culminates with an extensive situational training exercise (STX). The Small Group Leaders (SGLs) will assess the students' leadership potential and evaluate their ability to apply lessons learned and effectively lead their peers in a garrison environment. To become effective leaders, you must first obtain knowledge and develop the self confidence to accomplish any task or mission. You must wear the uniform IA WAR 670-1 and reflect a positive, professional image. It is your responsibility to achieve and maintain these standards.
7. Student qualification in prerequisite tasks is an individual and unit commander's responsibility. Upon arriving at a school, students must possess the capability of performing supporting individual tasks and tasks required in the next lower level course. For WLC these are skill level one tasks.
8. The objectives of the WLC are to graduate students who:
a. Make sound and timely decisions
b. Plan correctly
c. Follow the Army Professional ethics
d. Communicate effectively
e. Apply Soldier-team development
f. Return to their units ready to lead and train their subordinates in "a go to war" atmosphere
9. The entire Academy staff and cadre join me in wishing you success during your attendance at the Warrior Leader Course. You will find your time at the Academy personally challenging and professionally rewarding.
10. The following web address is a link to the 3rd BN, 166TH Regiment website http://pa.ng.mil/ARNG/166/3rdBN/Pages/WarriorLeaderCourse.aspx
11. The point of contact for this welcome letter is the undersigned at 717-861-6950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JESSE P. BELSAK
WLC 3/166™ PACKING LIST
2 EA CASE, SMALL ARMS (AMMO POUCH)
1 EA CAMELBACK (CAMO OR BLACK) OR ITEMS WITH
2 EA CANTEENS, WATER, PLASTIC (1 QT)
2 EA COVER, CANTEEN
1 EA CUP, CANTEEN
1 EA KEVLAR/ ACH, CAMOUFLAGE COVER WITH RANK
1 PR GLOVES, SHELL, BLACK LEATHER W/ INSERTS or equivalent
1 EA LCE, OR LBV /OTV /RFI (MOLLIE EQUIVALENT)
5 EA 30 ROUND Ml6 MAGAZINE
1 EA PONCHO
2 EA BELT, TROUSERS
2 PR DESERT TAN BOOTS
7 PR SOCKS, WOOL, BOOT (GREEN OR BLACK)
7 PR SOCKS, WHITE, RUNNING (NO LOGOS OR STRIPES, LENGTH IS MID-CALF)
2 EA CAP, ACU
4 EA COAT, ACU WITH NAMETAPES
4 PR TROUSERS, ACU
7 EA UNDERSHIRTS, TAN
7 EA UNDERWEAR
7 EA BRASSIERE, ATHLETIC/SPORTS TYPE (FEMALE)
1 EA JACKET, IPFU
1 PR PANTS, IPFU
2 EA SHIRT, LS, IPFU
2 EA SHIRT, SS, IPFU
2 EA SHORTS, BLACK, IPFU
1 EA PT REFLECTIVE BELT
1 PR SHOES, RUNNING (CONSERVATIVE IN COLOR)
1 EA PARKA, WET WEATHER
1 EA JACKET, WET WEATHER
1 EA TROUSERS, WET WEATHER
1 EA CAP, GREEN FLEECE**
1 EA COAT, CW, ACU OR JACKET, GORE-TEX**
1 EA TROUSERS, ECWS (GORE-TEX) **
2 EA TOP, UNDERWEAR, POLYPROPYLENE **
2 EA BOTTOM, UNDERWEAR, POLYPROPYLENE**
1 EA BOOTS, ECWS (GORE-TEX) **
** - Cold Weather (October- March)
KIT TOILET ARTICLES (AS REQUIRED): SHAVING GEAR, MIRROR, COMB OR SMALL BRUSH, FEMININE HYGIENE ARTICLES, DENTAL FLOSS, MOUTHWASH, ANTIPERSPIRANT, FINGERNAIL CLIPPERS, BANDAIDS, HAIR BARRETTES/BANDS (CLEAR OR HAIRCOLORED), SHAMPOO.
1 EA BAG, LAUNDRY
AS REQUIRED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS (W/PROFILE)
AS REQUIRED PRESCRIPTION GLASSES
1 EA BEE STING ALLERGY KIT (AS REQUIRED)
1 EA TOOTHPASTE
1 EA TOOTHBRUSH
3 EA TOWELS
3 EA WASHCLOTHS
1 PR SHOWER SHOES
ADMIN/ ADDITIONAL ITEMS
1 EACH COMMON ACCESS CARD, (KNOW YOUR PIN#)
CERTIFICATE OF YOUR TRAINING FOR SSDl
1 PR TAGS, PERSONNEL ID W/CHAIN
1 EA DRIVERS LICENSE (MILITARY AND CIVILIAN)
2 EA ORDERS
1 EA WATCH, WRIST (NON-SHINY)
3 EA PEN, BLACK, BALL-POINT
2 EA BOOK, MEMO 3.5"X4.5"
1 EA NOTEBOOK, STENOTYPE
12 EA CLOTHING HANGERS
1 EA MAP CASE (LARGE ZIP LOCK BAG)
1 EA PROTRACTOR
3 EA MECHANICAL PENCIL .5 MM
1 EA COMPASS
1 EA EMERGENCY WHISTLE
1 PR PLUG, EAR W /CASE
1 EA EYE PROTECTION
MONEY FOR INCIDENTALS
1. Unit of assignment must have completed your Post Reservation Checklist (PRCL) in ATRRS 72 hours prior to report date.
2. Effective 1 April2013, Structured Self-Development 1 (SSD-1) is a prerequisite to attend the Warrior Leader Course (WLC), IAW ALARACT 216/2012.
3. Soldiers must meet height/weight standards (IAW AR 600-9) prior to enrollment. Failure to do so will result in a re-weigh. Failure of the height/weight on the re-weigh will result in a Failed to Achieve Course Standards on the DA Form 1059, Academic Evaluation Report.
4. Soldiers on any type of profile must have the profile limitation (DA Form 3349) in their possession. Soldiers with temporary profiles that prevent full participation in the course are not eligible to attend. Soldiers who have permanent (Category II) profiles are eligible to attend. Soldiers who have permanent (Category III and IV) must have completed the medical screening board (MMRB) and be able to produce the appropriate documentation. Soldiers with profiles that do not allow them to meet graduation requirements will be returned to their units. Students must have their profiles reviewed by the Academy PRIOR to attendance. Please send a scanned copy of your profile (DA Form 3349) to the following individuals: SFC Alley at email@example.com or SFC MacKnight at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours prior to attending WLC. This will prevent students from being denied entry and the unit losing a training seat.
All students will reside in the NCO Academy billets. Designated billets for male and female Soldiers are established. Billets and the area surrounding the Academy will be maintained and prepared for inspection at all times.
Fort Indiantown Gap is located 22 miles northeast of Harrisburg, PA on Interstate 81.
If traveling north on 1-81- Exit at 85B
If traveling south on 1-81 -Exit at 85
Follow Route 934 North to Fort Indiantown Gap.
At the first (and only) traffic light, turn right, onto service road. Go approx 250 meters and make the (first right) onto BEARTY AVE Building (8-80) will be on your right.
If traveling by GPS use the following address; 142 Bearty Avenue Annville, PA 17003.
PROHIBITED AT WLC:
1. Alcohol or illegal drugs
2. Performance enhancing supplements
3. Medications without prescription
4. GPS Devices
5. Weapons (No Knives, bayonets over 3")
The training in WLC focuses on:
Basic leadership training, instilling leader's skills, knowledge, and experience needed to lead team-squad size units. Providing the foundation for further training and development building functional leadership attributes and competence.
Course Graduation Requirements
1. Students must score 70 percent or higher on the following graduation requirements:
a. Conduct Army Physical Readiness Training
b. Conduct Individual Training
c. Conduct Squad Drill
d. Communicate in Writing
e. Oral History Briefing
f. Two demonstrated Leadership Evaluations (garrison and tactical environment)
g. Leadership Exam
h. Training Exam
i. Warfighting Exam
j. Land Navigation Evaluation (75%)
2. Students must pass the APFT, and meet the Height/Weight requirements. Commandants will arrange for students to take the APFT and screen Height/Weight requirements while allowing for one retest. Students who fail to pass a final APFT or Height/Weight standards will be dismissed from WLC.
Graduation is held on the last day of the cycle, or class, at 1000hrs. Students rehearse the day of graduation. The uniform for graduation is ACU's. Family,friends and Unit members are encouraged to attend your graduation.
I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a Team.
I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values.
I WILL ALWAYS PLACE THE MISSION FIRST.
I WILL NEVER ACCEPT DEFEAT. I WILL NEVER QUIT.
I WILL NEVER LEAVE A FALLEN COMRADE.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment, and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.
THE ARMY GOES ROLLING ALONG
March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free
Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victory
We’re the Army and proud of our name
We’re the Army and proudly proclaim
First to fight for the right, And to build the Nation’s might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done, Fighting till the battle’s won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along.
Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army’s on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong (TWO! THREE!)
For where’re we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.
Valley Forge, Custer’s ranks, San Juan Hill and Patton’s tanks,
And the Army went rolling along
Minute men, from the start, always fighting from the heart,
And the Army keeps rolling along.
Men in rags, men who froze,
Still that Army met its foes,
And the Army went rolling along.
Faith in God, then we’re right,
And we’ll fight with all our might,
As the Army keeps rolling along.
CREED OF THE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER
No one is more professional than I. I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a leader of Soldiers. As a Noncommissioned Officer, I realize that I am a member of a time honored corps, which is known as "The Backbone of the Army." I am proud of the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers and will at all times conduct myself so as to bring credit upon the Corps, the Military Service and my country regardless of the situation in which I find myself. I will not use my grade or position to attain pleasure, profit, or personal safety.
Competence is my watchword. My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind, accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my Soldiers. I will strive to remain tactically and technically proficient. I am aware of my role as a Noncommissioned Officer. I will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All Soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership. I know my Soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own. I will communicate consistently with my Soldiers and never leave them uninformed. I will be fair and impartial when recommending both rewards and punishment.
Officers of my unit will have maximum time to accomplish their duties; they will not have to accomplish mine. I will earn their respect and confidence as well as that of my Soldiers. I will be loyal to those with whom I serve; seniors, peers and subordinates alike. I will exercise initiative by taking appropriate action in the absence of orders. I will not compromise my integrity, nor my moral courage. I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are professionals, Noncommissioned Officers ... leaders!