Fort Benning

U.S. Army Fort Benning and The Maneuver Center of Excellence

Scout Leader Course (SLC) Site

Scout Leader Course (SLC)


The Mission of the Scout Leader Course (SLC) is to train Reconnaissance and Security leaders to develop advanced skills of R&S, develop skills to better understand the Commander’s information requirements, to communicate battlefield information, and to develop understanding of employing supporting assets while maneuvering a scout platoon in a combined arms unit.”

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Course Outcome

  • Apply the fundamentals of reconnaissance and security (R&S) while leading a scout platoon
  • Apply leadership skills and self-confidence to solve R&S mission relevant problems
  • Apply the troop leading procedures while planning and executing R&S missions
  • Evaluate the use of terrain by enemy and friendly forces
  • Analyze threat forces and critically apply intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB)
  • Understand advanced communications and reporting techniques in an electronically contested environment.
  • Understand the fundamentals of supporting assets within the framework of mission planning and execution
  • Understand capabilities and limitations of R&S formations across BCTs
  • Understand R&S and scout platoon doctrine in FM3-98 and ATP 3-20.98