Northern Warfare Training School
Cadets who are physically fit and interested in developing specialized skills in cold
weather maneuvers may attend the Northern Warfare Training School at the U.S. Army
Northern Warfare Training Center in Ft. Greely Alaska. The training provides a unique
opportunity to experience the majestic beauty of Alaska, "The Last Frontier," while
learning specialized skills for artic environments. The three week summer course provides
training in the skills required for survival, movement, and the conduct of military
operations in mountainous terrain and cold regions. Students are taught basic mountain
climbing and mountaineering skills including rock climbing, mountain walking techniques,
basic knots, ice climbing, route selection, water operations and air-mobile operations.
The course culminates in a three day field exercise that takes place on Gulkana Glacier.
Students learn the importance of trusting their equipment and build confidence in
Note: This school is very physically demanding.