Sapper Leader Course


The Sapper Leader Course is a 28-day course designed to train joint-service leaders in small unit tactics, leadership skills, and tactics required to perform as part of a combined arms team. The SLC, which is at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, will teach cadets mountaineering, waterborne operations, demolitions, as well as many other engineer- and infantry-related tasks. The course also trains selected combat engineer unit leaders in leadership skills, combat engineer and infantry battle drills, and the specialized engineer and infantry techniques required to perform as members of a Sapper Battalion. The course is also designed to build cohesion and esprit de corps by training soldiers in troop leading procedures, foreign weapons, land navigation, and contingency threat. The course culminates in an intense field training exercise that reinforces the use of the battle drills and specialized engineer techniques learned throughout the course. This course is open to all qualified cadets and successful completion authorizes you to wear the Sapper tab.