The Warrior Training Center’s Pathfinder Course is 15 days in duration and prepares Soldiers to become proficient in sling loads, helicopter landing zones and air assault planning, and drop zone operations. Training culminates with a three day FTX prior to graduation. This course is for National Guard Soldiers – Active Duty and Reserve Soldiers can only attend this course with an approved waiver from the Infantry School.
Prerequisites for attending Pathfinder Course:
General Instructions and packing list | Current packing list
Gives instructions about billeting, transportation and packing list for the Pathfinder course
ATRRS Class Dates (ARNG Pathfinder)
WTC Form 100
"This form is the Soldier's responsibility and must be filled out and signed by the prospective student's leadership PRIOR to in-processing in order to reduce waiting times at the in-processing table. Students without this form have 72 hours to present it or they will be removed from the course."
This is where you will find all classes, appendices, and charts, and charts helping you with Pathfinder operations.
As the Warrior Training Center’s Pathfinder Course is primarily MTT (Mobile Training Team) based, reporting instructions will vary from location to location. Because of this, standard reporting instructions will not be listed on this page. However, close to 30 days from the reporting date of the course, a welcome letter will be emailed to the email address on file in ATRRS.
For planning purposes in DTS – if students are not driving to the course, units can plan to fly students into the closest major airport and in most cases, the host site will provide pick up and drop off from the airport. Meals will be provided during the course as well. Ultimately all the course specific instructions will be provided to the student roughly 30 days out from the report date.
The Infantry School Commandant is the waiver approval authority for this course.
Students requesting course/phase prerequisite waivers (e.g. AOC/MOS, Rank/Grade, etc.) or units requesting changes to POI content (e.g. during "on site" course conducts (MTT) request to delete/modify lessons/blocks of instruction, shortage of equipment, etc.) will submit their request through the first LTC Commander in their chain of command to:
Commandant, U.S. Army Infantry School
ATTN: ATSH-IP, 1 Karker St, Suite 6107
Ft Benning, GA 31905.
Waivers may be submitted electronically to the following email or by mail to the Infantry Commandants office firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be advised that the first step to submitting a waiver is to determine the type of waiver you need. Failure to submit ALL required forms will delay processing!
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