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Latest revision as of 12:13, 31 July 2020

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Introduction

The Infantry School (IS) is a 1st Battalion (Arma 3) School operated as part of S7 - Training. The school is officially known as the "Arma 3 Infantry School". The Arma 3 Infantry School instructs Soldiers on all aspects of Infantry, Medical, and tactical Signal operations. The School is designated the Functional Center of Excellence (FCoE) for all Infantry, Infantry leadership, Heavy Weapons, Medical, and Soldier-level Signal training. Instructors teach the newest Troopers on basics such as Land Navigation, up to and including advanced Leadership and tactics courses. The Arma 3 Infantry School was re-designated from the School of Infantry to reflect connections with the real United States Army Infantry School.

Mission and Vision

The Mission of the Arma 3 Infantry School is listed as: The Arma 3 Infantry School will train, develop and mentor the next generation of the Cavalry's direct combat soldiers- Infantrymen. It will train Infantry 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 Arma 3 Infantry School provides fundamental baseline training for all Troopers to become effective and lethal warriors. The Vision of the School is listed as: The Arma 3 Infantry School is designated the Functional Center of Excellence (FCoE) for Infantry, Combined Arms, Medical, and Signal 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. The School develops dismounted capabilities from fundamentals to advanced leadership and specialty skill training. The instructors of the Arma 3 Infantry School are proud infantrymen who have extensive operational experience, who use real-word knowledge to enhance the training experience of their Troopers.

Order of Battle

The Arma 3 Infantry School has four distinct sections.

Section Description Courses Offered
InfSchHeaderSmall.png The Arma 3 Infantry School 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
ASctSmall.png A (Foundation Training) Section delivers basic courses to the Regiment's newest soldiers, allowing them to operate as trained and effective basic Troopers.
  • Basic Radio Communication Course (BRCC)
  • Basic Land Navigation Course (BLC)
  • Basic Individual Training (BIT)
BSctSmall.png B (Infantry Skills Training) Section delivers individual training to members of the Combined Arms Battalion related to all infantry courses.
  • Advanced Individual Training (AIT)
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)
  • Advanced Leader Course (ALC)
  • Infantry Heavy Weapons Course (IHW)
  • Ranger School (RNGR)
CSctSmall.png C (Medical Training) Section delivers individual Health Service Support training through the delivery of medical training courses.
  • Combat Lifesaver Course (CLS)
  • Combat Medic Course (CMC)
  • Advanced Care Course (ACC)

Foundation Training Courses

A Student covers his arcs during the Infantry Heavy Weapons Course.

The Arma 3 Infantry School A Section (Foundation Training) delivers three basic level courses, designed to ensure Soldiers who enter the Regiment are prepared to act in a basic capability in any Military Occupational Specialty.

Basic Land Navigation (BLN)

The Basic Land Navigation Course (BLN) is designed to teach new Soldiers in the Regiment all aspects of navigation without GPS aid. The course teaches students how to read tactical maps, including terrain features, symbols, and colors. It also trains Students on the use of a map protractor, and compass. Students apply navigation principles in a practical environment. The course is 2.5 hours, delivered in one day. Because this is a basic level course, there are no pre-requisites.

Basic Individual Training (BIT)

The Basic Individual Training Course (BIT) is an entry-level course designed to teach new Soldiers the basics of dismounted fire, movement, and communication. Soldiers are taught basic formations, and movement within an Infantry Squad and Fireteam. Students also learn basic reports, fire commands, and then execute basic battle drills. Students apply all concepts in a live-fire Field Training Exercise (FTX) including react to contact. The course is 2.5 hours long, delivered in one day. Because this is a basic level course, there are no pre-requisites.

Basic Radio Communications Course (BRCC)

The Basic Radio Communication Course (BRCC) is an entry level course that trains Soldiers to act as communicators using a variety of soldier-level tactical communications systems. Soldiers are taught how to program and operate the AN/PRC-343 "Personal Role Radio", AN/PRC-152 and AN/PRC-117F VHF radios. Soldiers learn the principles of radio communication, such as brevity, clarity, and accuracy. Soldiers also learn reports and returns such as SITREPs, SPOTREPs, and contact reports. The course concludes with a practical portion. The course is 2 hours long, delivered in one day. Because this is a basic level course, there are no pre-requisites.

Infantry Skills Training

The Arma 3 Infantry School B Section (Infantry Skills Training) delivers all MOS centric infantry courses, and is the primary Section within the School.

Advanced Individual Training (AIT)

Advanced Individual Training (AIT) is designed to train Infantry Soldiers on all roles within the Infantry Rifle Squad. Students are primarily 11B Infantrymen, although all MOS's are permitted to attend. The course begins by discussing all roles within the Infantry Rifle Squad. Students then learn about the various forms of the Squad Hasty Attack, on various types of enemy targets. The course concludes with a Live Fire Field Training Exercise against a simulated enemy, where the Rifle Squad conducts hasty attacks. The course is 3 hours long, delivered in one day.

Pre-Requisites
Basic Land Navigation
Basic Individual Training
Basic Radio Communication Course

Basic Leader Course (BLC)

The Basic Leader Coure (BLC) trains Infantry soldiers to act as Fireteam Leaders as part of an Infantry Rifle Squad. Students learn the basics of planning considerations (METT-TC), and principles of leadership. Students then practice moving their Fireteam through the battlespace, followed by the execution of Squad Fire Commands. Once this is completed, Students execute live-fire React to Contact Drills and Hasty Attacks, as Fireteam Leaders and members. The course takes 3 hours, and is delivered over one day.

Pre-Requisites
Basic Land Navigation
Basic Individual Training
Basic Radio Communication Course
Advanced Individual Training

Advanced Leader Course (ALC)

The Advanced Leader Course (ALC) trains Infantry soldiers to act as Infantry Rifle Squad Leaders as part of an Infantry Rifle Squad. Students learn about further Infantry leadership. They also learn about planning and executing dismounted movement, including route planning. They learn how to utilize Blue-Positional Awareness systems, such as Blue Force Tracker (BFT). Students also learn how to command and execute all Infantry Battle Drills as a Rifle Squad Leader. The course has a significant practical portion, with students acting as Rifle Squad Leaders, conducting dismounted movement, briefings, and planning and executing a Squad level attack. The course takes 3 hours, and is delivered in one day.

Pre-Requisites
Basic Land Navigation
Basic Individual Training
Basic Radio Communication Course
Advanced Individual Training
Basic Leader Course

Infantry Heavy Weapons Course (IHW)

The Infantry Heavy Weapons Course (IHW) trains Infantry soldiers to perform the duties of an Infantry soldier assigned to an Infantry Weapons Squad. Students learn the principles of machine-gun fire such as beaten zones, fire commands, and roles in an Infantry Weapons Squad. Students also learn how to adjust direct fires at long range. Students have a large amount of practical application with Infantry Support Weapons. Students learn how to operate, fire, and characteristics of the M2 Heavy Machine Gun, the Mk. 19 Grenade Machinegun, BGM-71 TOW Anti-Tank Missile Launcher, and FGM-148 Javelin Anti-Tank Missile Launcher. The course takes 150 minutes, delivered in one day.

Pre-Requisites
Basic Land Navigation
Basic Individual Training
Basic Radio Communication Course
Advanced Individual Training

Ranger School (RNGR)

Ranger School (RNGR) is the capstone level Infantry course offered by the Arma 3 Infantry School. The course is a leadership course that tests students mastery of all light infantry concepts. The course evaluates students on use of all infantry personal and crew-served weapons, land navigation, radio communications, combat-first aid, and leadership. The course is delivered over a 2-day period. Day One evaluates students ability to conduct dismounted land navigation without a GPS, and fire their M4A1 Carbine to an expert level. If students successfully complete Day One, they proceed to Day Two. During this phase, students execute infantry Squad missions in all roles, including as commanders. Their leadership, decision making, infantry knowledge and performance under stress are all evaluated. Successful students are authorized to wear the Ranger tab on their uniforms. The course takes 6 hours, with 3 hours per day.

Pre-Requisites
Basic Land Navigation
Basic Individual Training
Basic Radio Communication Course
Advanced Individual Training
Basic Leader Course
Advanced Leader Course
Infantry Heavy Weapons Course
Basic Air Assault Course
Basic Airborne Course
Jumpmaster Course
Military Freefall Parachutist Course

Medical Training

The Arma 3 Infantry School C Section (Medical Training) delivers all MOS centric medical courses, and conducts basic Combat Lifesaver training for all members of the Combined Arms Battalion. All medical courses are open to all MOS, however.

Combat Life Saver Course (CLS)

The Combat Life Saver Course (CLS) instructs Soldiers from all MOS the basics to prevent loss of life in the Arma 3 environment. The course has a significant classroom portion, where students learn the role of the CLS, levels of care, and CASEVAC/MEDEVAC procedures. Students learn about basic medical equipment, and principles to lifesaving care, known as F.A.I.R. Students then practice applying the F.A.I.R. (Find, Assess, Intervene, Re-Assess) process on simulated casualties. The course is 2 hours long, delivered in one day.

Pre-Requisites
Basic Land Navigation
Basic Individual Training
Basic Radio Communication Course

Pre-Requisite Exemption

68W MOS Soldiers applying to CLS are exempt from the following pre-requisite courses:

Pre-Requisite Exemptions
Basic Land Navigation
Basic Individual Training
Basic Radio Communication Course

Combat Medic Course (CMC)

The Combat Medic Course (CMC) teaches Soldiers to act as a Platoon Medic to deliver lifesaving care to members of the Combined Arms Battalion. Students learn the specific equipment issued to Combat Medics, how to re-supply medical stores, and specific duties of the Combat Medic. Students then practice the application of the F.A.I.R. principle, in both simulated and live-fire field training exercise. The course is 180 minutes long, delivered in one day.

Pre-Requisites
Basic Land Navigation
Basic Individual Training
Basic Radio Communication Course
Combat Lifesaver Course
Advanced Individual Training

Advanced Care Course (ACC)

The Advanced Care Course (ACC) teaches Soldiers to act as a commander or member of a Mobile Medical Team. Students learn how to conduct MEDEVAC, the principles, and methods thereof. Students also learn about advanced care equipment, followed by a series of demanding practical examinations. The course is 180 minutes long, delivered in one day.

Pre-Requisites
Basic Land Navigation
Basic Individual Training
Basic Radio Communication Course
Combat Lifesaver Course
Combat Medic Course
Advanced Individual Training

Awards and Decorations

The Arma 3 Infantry School awards a number of unique badges and devices.

Badge/Award Name Description
69.jpg Expert Field Medic Badge The Expert Field Medic Badge is awarded for successful completion of the Combat Medic Course
Flight-medic.png Flight Medic Badge The Flight Medic Badge is awarded for successful completion of the Advanced Care Course.
75.jpg Ranger Tab The Ranger Tab is awarded for successful completion of both days of the Ranger Course.

Course Request Form

If a soldier requires a course at a specific time or date, they may submit a request to the Infantry School at the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebcAJNRrLTd30nnaZn20EKhq-OzARHLxKmPc_vVHn7MUJqCg/viewform

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 Infantry School 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 Infantry School Commander

The IS Commander must audit classes whenever possible to ensure the Infantry School standard is maintained.

Assigning a new Fully Qualified Instructor to a course

The IS 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 IS 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 IS S7 Tracker
  • Add the Instructor to the IS 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


S7 Leadership Schools and Courses
Aviation Center of Excellence (ACE) Ground SchoolBasic Rotary CourseAdvanced Rotary CourseBasic Fixed Wing CourseAdvanced Fixed Wing CourseDoor Gunner CourseCrew Chief CourseForward Air Controller Course
Infantry School (IS) Basic Land NavigationBasic Individual TrainingBasic Radio Communication CourseAdvanced Individual TrainingBasic Leader CourseAdvanced Leader CourseInfantry Heavy Weapons CourseRanger SchoolCombat Life Saver CourseCombat Medic CourseAdvanced Care Course
The Cavalry School (TCS) Basic Armor Crewman CourseAdvanced Armor Crewman CourseTank Commander CourseBasic Mechanized Infantryman CourseBasic Mechanized Crewman CourseInfantry Fighting Vehicle Commander CourseCavalry Scout Course Day 1Cavalry Scout Course Day 2
The Airborne School (TAS) Basic Airborne CourseBasic Air Assault CourseJump Master CourseMilitary Freefall Parachutist Course