Hell Let Loose School of Infantry
The Hell Let Loose School of Infantry (SOI) is a 2nd Battalion (Hell Let Loose) School operated as part of S7 - Training. The school is officially known as the "School of Infantry". The Hell Let Loose School of Infantry instructs Soldiers on all aspects of Infantry, Armor, and Artillery operations. The School is designated the Functional Center of Excellence (FCoE) for all Infantry, Armored, and Artillery training. The School instructs Hell Let Loose soldiers on basic tactics and procedures, up to individual level Military Occupational Specialty specific training.
Mission and Vision
The Mission of the Hell Let Loose School of Infantry is listed as: The Hell Let Loose School of Infantry will train, develop and mentor the next generation of the Cavalry's direct combat soldiers- Infantrymen, Armor Crewmen, and Cannon Crewmen. It will train Combined Arms Troopers to operate in the most austere conditions, including degraded communications, with a strong emphasis on mission command and initiative. It will develop Soldiers into warriors who can operate within their commander's intent to create devastating effects on the enemy by closing with, and then destroying them. The Hell Let Loose School of Infantry provides fundamental baseline training for all Troopers to become effective and lethal warriors.
The Vision of the School is listed as: The Hell Let Loose School of Infantry is designated the Functional Center of Excellence (FCoE) for Infantry, Armored, and Artillery operations. The School strives to maintain a global outlook, to understand and assess the capabilities of adversarial and friendly infantry weapon systems, doctrine, and training. The School imparts upon the newest Troopers the fundamental skills, to move, shoot, and communicate, in all Combat Arms Military Occupational Specialties. The instructors of the Hell Let Loose School of Infantry are proud infantrymen, armor crewmen, and cannon crewmen who have extensive operational experience, who use real-word knowledge to enhance the training experience of their Troopers.
Order of Battle
The Hell Let Loose School of Infantry has two distinct sections.
|The Hell Let Loose School of Infantry Headquarters Section consists of the School Commander, who is responsible for command of the School, and to ensure training is delivered to a high standard.||N/A|
|A Section delivers basic courses to the Regiment's newest soldiers, allowing them to operate as trained and effective basic Troopers in either the Infantry, Armored, or Artillery Military Occupational Specialty.||
The Hell Let Loose School of Infantry A Section delivers three fundamental courses: The Basic Infantry Training Course, Basic Armor Crewman Course, and Artillery Crewman Course.
Basic Infantry Combat Training (BICT)
The Basic Infantry Combat Training Course teaches new Soldiers how to perform as a member of an Infantry Rifle Squad. Students learn the role of the Infantryman, and personal weapons including the M1 Garand Rifle. Students also learn formations and Squad composition. Students apply the classroom material in a practical setting, including formations, and reacting to contact. The course concludes with a live fire exercise against a simulated enemy, where Students execute react to contact, fire and movement, and Squad attacks. The course takes 2 hours, and is delivered in one day. Because this is a basic course, students do not need any pre-requisite courses to attend.
Basic Armor Crewman Course (BACC)
The Basic Armor Crewman Course teaches new Soldiers how to operate the fleet of in-service Tanks as a crewman. Students learn the roles of Armor Crewmen, and crew commands. Students also learn theory of armor battle drills. In order to successfully identify and engage enemy vehicles, students learn both in-service friendly and enemy Tanks. The course includes a substantial practical portion, where students practice receiving crew commands and performing battle drills. The course concludes with a field training exercise consisting of enemy vehicle identification, battle drills and crew commands. The course is 2 hour and 30 minutes long, delivered in one day. Because this is a basic course, students do not need any pre-requisite courses to attend.
Artillery Crewman Course (ACC)
The Artillery Crewman Course teaches new Soldiers how to operate a member of a Cannon Crew. First, Students learn the theory of Indirect Fires, including the roles on a gun crew, types of artillery, firing commands, and types of fire missions. Students learn about firing patterns, before moving to an extensive live fire exercise. Students fire various missions in all positions as a member of a cannon crew. he course is 2 hour and 30 minutes long, delivered in one day.
|Basic Infantry Combat Training|
Awards and Decorations
The School of Infantry awards one ribbon currently.
|Basic Assault and Movement Course Ribbon||The Basic Assault and Movement Course Ribbon is awarded for successful completion of the Basic Infantry Combat Training Course.|
School Standard Operating Procedures
Instructor Qualification Policy
All new instructors to the school will start as assistant instructors - that is to assist others in the running of their courses. To become qualified as a full instructor and run their own courses the instructor must do the following:
- Be qualified in the class prior as a student.
- Attend one course as an assistant instructor.
- Teach the course as a lead instructor under the supervision of a fully qualified instructor
- Be added to the School of Infantry qualification tracker
Guidance to Instructors
Instructors already qualified must remain current with the material and assist other instructors as required. They must remain proficient with the tools of administrating a course, namely posting and scheduling classes, posting the graduation work and recommending medals for courses that award any badge or award. Instructors should take the time to develop instructors in training, allowing them to conduct the necessary administration as training as part of the qualification process. Instructors should refer to this document for any future queries.
Guidance to School of Infantry Commander
The SOI Commander must audit classes whenever possible to ensure the Infantry School standard is maintained.
Assigning a new Fully Qualified Instructor to a course
The SOI Commander is responsible for evaluating and passing Instructors in Training. Once the Instructor in Training has displayed the ability to lead that course effectively, the Commander will:
- Ensuring that the Instructor in Training is familiar with the correct graduation post and forum post formats and locations.
- Verify the Instructor in Training shows effective leadership
- Inform the Instructor in Training that they are now a fully qualified instructor.
New Instructor In-Clearance Routines
The SOI Commander will:
- Have the Instructor bookmark the S7 Forums
- Have the Instructor bookmark the 7CAV Operations and Training Google Calendar
- Explain the course scheduling policies
- Add the Instructor to the SOI S7 Tracker
- Add the Instructor to the SOI Google Drive
- Conduct an in-person Initial Counselling Statement, and discuss:
- Minimum requirement of attending one course per month
- Discuss instructor interests to assign the correct section
- Explain the process to becoming fully qualified
- Create a new position assignment in the Position Announcements