Northern Warfare School
Army ROTC cadets may attend the U.S. Army Northern Warfare Training Center at Fort Greely, Alaska. This three-week 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, and route selection. 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. This professional development course is advisable for those considering assignment to units in Alaska.