Warrior Leader Course (WLC)
a. WLC is non-MOS specific, taught in a live-in environment using classroom instruction with practical application, followed by hands-on, performance-oriented training conducted in a field training environment, culminating with an extensive (96 hour) situational field 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 classmates in a tactical environment.
b. The objectives of the WLC are to graduate students who:
1) Make sound and timely decisions
2) Plan correctly
3) Follow the Army Professional ethics
4) Communicate effectively
5) Apply soldier-team development
6) Return to their units ready to lead and train their subordinates in “a go to war” atmosphere.
a. 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.
b. Soldiers who have a permanent profile designator “3” or “4” must include a copy of their DA Form 3349 and the results of their military medical review board (MMRB) as part of their course application. Soldiers who have met the previous criteria may attend WLC and train within the limits of their permanent profile, provided they can otherwise meet course prerequisites and graduation requirements. Soldiers with temporary profiles, with the exception of shaving or nonperformance deterring profiles who have participated in OIF/ OEF can attend WLC provided they have a copy of their current profile and memorandum bearing the commanders signature stating that the temporary profile exists as a result of injuries during participation in OIF/ OEF.
c. Upon arriving at school students must be proficient in performing supporting Individual tasks and tasks required in the next lower level course for WLC, skill level one tasks.
3. We will deny enrollment to Soldiers who:
a. Arrive with a temporary profile, IAW AR 350-1
b. Have a permanent designator '3' or '4 in their physical profile without a copy of DA form 3349, dated FEB 04, or the results of the Military Medical Review Board.
4. Prior to Reporting.
a. Get missing items from packing list from your unit. The 166th Regiment does not carry TA-50 items in its supply inventory for student issue.
b. Ensure Post Reservation Checklist (PRCL) is completed in ATRRS by your unit. Contact your readiness NCO for further information. Cancellation of a Soldiers reservation will automatically occur 2 days prior to the report date in ATRRS if the PRCL is not completed by that time.
c. Ensure you are in a reserved or wait status in ATRRS prior to reporting. Soldiers arriving without an ATRRS reservation or in a cancelled status will be sent back to their unit.
a. You will report between the hours of 0800 and 2200 on the ATRRS report date. Report with 5 copies of your orders or DD 1610 and Pre-Execution Checklist: TRADOC Form 350-18-2-R-E, JUL 2009*(if PRCL has not been completed in ATRRS).
b. Effective 1 October 2009 soldiers attending WLC are still required to meet the HT/WT requirements. Failure to meet the HT/WT standards will result in a marginally achieved course standards DA1059.
6. Transportation. The academy provides shuttle service from Harrisburg International Airport, Harrisburg AMTRAK Station, and the Greyhound/Capitol Trail ways Bus Station. When you arrive at one of these locations call (717) 861-8863 or (717) 861-8876 for shuttle service. Return flights will not be scheduled any earlier than 1300 on the day of graduation. All students are required to attend graduation ceremony.
7. Billeting. Rooms are available at this academy. The rooms are 2 person rooms with a shower, pillow and linen. There is no charge to the soldier or their unit for these rooms.
8. Meals. The academy provides meals for all students at the Dining Facility.
9. Pay. Your unit is responsible for all pay and allowances.
a. The uniform for in processing will be ACU with the patrol cap, or IPFU. Bring cold/wet weather clothing as required.
b. The uniform for class and for graduation is the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) with patrol cap. See the training schedule for specific uniform requirements.
c. More specific information can be found via the following link to our AKO Portal: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/folder/14608382
11. Standards. 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 IAW AR 670-1 and reflect a positive, professional image. It is your responsibility to achieve and maintain these standards. The academy enforces the Honor Code and expects complete honesty at all times.
12. Weapons. The possession of privately owned firearms within the boundaries of Fort Indiantown Gap is prohibited.
13. The entire Academy staff and cadre wish you success during your attendance at the Warrior Leader Course. You will find your time at the Academy personally challenging and professionally rewarding.
3RD Battalion, 166th Regiment (NCOA)
Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003-5002
Phone: (717) 861-6950
Fax: (717) 861-8271
WLC Packing List
Orders 5 ea
Bag Duffel 1 ea.
Bag, Barracks 1 ea
Bag, Waterproof 1 ea.
Belt Individual Equipment 1 ea.
Canteen, Water 2 ea.
Canteen, Cover or 2 ea.
Camelback 1 ea.
Case First Aid with 1ST Aid Dressing 1 ea.
Case Small Arms 2 ea.
Helmet 1 ea.
a. Helmet Cover 1 ea.
b. Helmet Band 1 ea.
c. Chin Strap 1 ea.
Overshoes Boot 1 ea.
M16 Magazines 7 ea.
Sleeping Bag / Modular Sleep System 1 ea.
Suspenders Individual Equipment or
LBV or Molle Gear 1 ea.
a. PT Jacket 1 ea.
b. PT Pants 1 ea.
c. PT Short Sleeve Shirt 2 ea.
d. PT Long Sleeve Shirt 2 ea.
e. PT Shorts 2 ea.
f. Green PT Cap 1 ea.
g. Reflective Protective Belt (PT Belt) 1 ea.
Lensatic Compass 1 ea.
Jacket Wet Weather 1 ea.
Trousers Wet Weather 1 ea.
Flashlight with red/blue lens 1 ea.
Pair of running shoes 1 ea.
Padlocks / Key Locks 2 ea.
White Socks (Ankle Socks IAW AR 670-1) 5 pr.
Belt Trouser 2 ea.
Boots (Tan, IAW AR 670-1) 2 pr.
ACU Uniform 4 sets
Green / Black Boot Socks 6 pr.
Tan Undershirt 5 ea.
Cap Patrol 1 ea.
Rucksack with Frame Medium or large 1 ea.
Brown Bath Towel w/ washcloth 2 ea.
Ear Plugs with Case 1 ea.
GTA 05-02-012 (protractor) 2 ea.
Knee and Elbow Pads (Recommended) 1 set
Items Needed from October thru May
Field Jacket Liner 1 ea.
Gore-Tex Pants 1 ea.
Gore-Tex Jacket / Field Jacket 1 ea.
Poly-Pro Top 2 ea.
Poly-Pro Bottom 2 ea.
Wool Socks 3 pr.
Cap Cold Weather 1 ea.
All The Items Listed Are Needed and Necessary For The Course.
There will be A TA-50 showdown.
“Think about what it means to be a sergeant. It boils down to two things… you have to train soldiers and you have to lead soldiers.”
SMA Robert E. Hall, The NCO Journal, Winter 97-98
Review the following references prior to attending FM 6-22, FM 7-1, TC 3-22.20, FM 3-25.26, FM 3-21.5, FM 3-21.8 and AR 25-50.