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Northern Warfare Training School

ROTC Student Opportunities

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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 themselves.

Note: This school is very physically demanding.

http://www.wainwright.army.mil/nwtc/