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Sapper Leaders Course | Combat Patrols and Basic Patrolling | Sapper School

In addition to their mountaineering and demolitions expertise, Sappers are known for their sound understanding and application of patrolling princi...

Sapper Leader Course Resources | Be Prepared for the US Army Sapper School

The US Army's Sapper Leader's Course is a beast. Considered one of the most difficult leaders schools in the Army, graduates of Sapper School are c...

Sapper Leaders Course | Sapper Demolitions | Sapper Demo Systems, MDI, Calculations

Sappers are known for their expertise in demolitions. Nothing is cooler than blowing the hell out of stuff!  Besides the cool factor though, demoli...

Sapper Leaders Course | Sapper Knots Videos and Tools | Sapper Knots Practice Test

One of the most difficult portions of Sapper School is the Sapper Knots Test. It's really a pretty easy test...if you have the time to study for it...

Cadet Ranks

Cadet Ranks
Most people know the ranks in the military, but few know Cadet ranks. Depending on what academy or program you are going through, you may encounter...

Army and Cadet Marching and Running Cadences

Army and Cadet Marching and Running Cadences
I'm not sure how useful of a post this will be, but it will certainly be fun. For those of you unfamiliar, cadences are songs, rhymes, or chants th...

Service Academies Application Process

Service Academies Application Process
Many of you out there are probably past the usefulness of this article as it is geared more towards prospective Cadets. Applying to attend a Servic...

Terrain Analysis | OAKOC | Obstacles, Avenues of Approach, Key Terrain, Observation and Fields of Fire, Cover and Concealment

When we conduct METT-TC, one of the most important components of our analysis is Terrain Analysis. We use the acronym OAKOC for terrain analysis....

METT-TC: Mission Analysis | Task Organization (Task ORG) & Operations Overlay (OPS Overlay) & Mission Statement & Warning Order (WARNORD) | Army Flashcards Troop Leading Procedure Series

In this episode we're going to talk about the M in METT-TC, mission analysis. So the mission analysis of mission analysis. This is the part of our...

Task Organization Development (Task Org) Development | Operations Order (OPORD) Production and Briefing | Troop Leading Procedures (TLPs)

  Today we're going to be going over how to properly create a task organization chart. When you brief your Operations Order (OPORD), the Task Org ...

METT-TC: Enemy Analysis | DOCTEMP & SITEMP | Doctrinal Template & Situational Template | Army Flashcards Troop Leading Procedure Series

Welcome back to the Army Flashcards Troop Leading Procedures Series. This particular post we're going to be discussing enemy analysis. So for enemy...

Army Platoon Tactical Basics: How to Setup a Patrol Base

A patrol base is a position set up when a squad or platoon conducting a patrol halts for an extended period patrol basis should be occupied no long...