Combined both the summer and winter courses of instruction into one combined course that will cover components of each phase depending on the time of year. The purpose of the Basic Military Mountaineer Course is to train Soldiers in the skills required to conduct mountain combat operations during any climatic conditions and to award the SQI "E" upon graduation. The following are general subject areas taught during this Course of Instruction: Mountain Navigation Skills, Individual Mountain Skills, Small Unit Mountain Skills and Mountain Medical Skills and Summer Specific Practical Exercises.
The purpose of the Advanced Military Mountaineer Course (Summer) is to train Soldiers in the knowledge/skills required to lead small units/teams over technically difficult, hazardous or exposed (Class 4 and 5) mountainous terrain during summer months. Emphasis is placed on developing the Level 2 Assault Climber tasks described in Chapter 2, FM 3-97.6, Mountain Operations (2000 Revision).
The purpose of the Advanced Military Mountaineer Course (Winter) is to train Soldiers in the skills required to lead small units over technically difficult, hazardous or exposed (Class 4 and 5) mountainous terrain during cold weather climatic conditions.
The purpose of the Rough Terrain Evacuation Course is to train Soldiers the skills to care for and safely evacuate an injured Soldier over difficult terrain under austere conditions. The course combines classroom and field time with evacuation practical exercises. Many portions of the course are physically demanding as Soldiers apply their newly learned skills in various MEDEVAC scenarios.
The purpose of the Mountain Planners Course is to train Mountain Leaders the basic skills required to plan, support and execute operations in mountainous terrain under various climatic conditions. Subjects to be taught are Effects of Altitude/Cold/Terrain on: Personnel, Equipment, Movement, Planning Considerations for: Patrol Bases, Patrols, Reconnaissance, Fire Control, CASEVAC, Offensive/Defensive Operations Logistics : Required/Available Equipment and its use, Resupply Considerations, Water Procurement Practical Exercises: CASEVAC, Patrolling, Patrol Base Operations, Rappelling, Rope Management, Fixed Ropes and Route Planning.
The purpose of the Mountain Rifleman Course is to train snipers and squad designated marksman a combination of mountain specific skills and angle marksmanship fundamentals. The goal is improving mobility and lethality in mountainous terrain. Soldiers are provided with extensive shooting opportunities at both flat and angle ranges. Soldiers are taught basic mountain mobility and navigation skills. The skills are then combined in practical exercises that test a student's ability to plan and execute missions in mountainous terrain. The tasks taught are: Mountain Travel Techniques, Cold Weather Clothing, Environmental Injuries, Soldier Load Management, Characteristics of Mountain Terrain, Basic Mountaineering Equipment, Long Range Marksmanship in Mountainous Terrain, Map Reading in Mountainous Terrain, Terrain Exploitation, Land Navigation, and Written Test.