An Overview of the Indian Army’s Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School

Introduction The Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School (CIJWS) in Vairengte, Mizoram, India is a training and research establishment of the Indian Army specialising in unconventional warfare, especially counter-insurgency and guerrilla warfare. CIJWS is one of the premier counter-insurgency training institutions in the world. The school’s motto is to “fight the guerrilla like a guerrilla”. Brief… Read More


An Overview of Jungle Warfare

Introduction Jungle warfare (also known as woodland warfare) is warfare in forests, jungles, or similar environments. The term encompasses military operations affected by the terrain, climate, vegetation, and wildlife of densely-wooded areas, as well as the strategies and tactics used by military forces in these situations and environments. Refer to Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School.… Read More

An Overview of the US Army Sniper School

Introduction The US Army Sniper Course trains selected military members assigned to sniper positions in the skills necessary to deliver long-range precision fire and the collection of battlefield information. Students will receive training in fieldcraft skills, advanced camouflage techniques, concealed movement, target detection, range estimation, terrain utilisation, intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB), relevant reporting… Read More

An Overview of the US Army Armour School

Introduction The United States Army Armor School (formerly Armoured Force School) is a training school located at Fort Moore, Georgia. Its primary focus is the training of United States Army soldiers, non-commissioned officers (NCOs), warrant officers, and commissioned officers. It also trains for equipment handling, including the M1 Abrams, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and the… Read More

An Overview of the US Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course

Introduction United States Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course (RSLC) (formerly known as the Long Range Surveillance Leaders Course, or LRSLC) is a 29-day (four weeks and one day) school designed on mastering reconnaissance fundamentals of officers and non-commissioned officers eligible for assignments to those units whose primary mission is to conduct reconnaissance and surveillance,… Read More

An Overview of Special Reconnaissance

Introduction Special reconnaissance (SR) is conducted by small units, such as a reconnaissance (recon) team, made up of highly trained military personnel, usually from special forces units and/or military intelligence organisations. Special reconnaissance teams operate behind enemy lines, avoiding direct combat and detection by the enemy. As a role, SR is distinct from commando operations,… Read More

What is the Engineer Basic Officer Leader Course?

Introduction The Engineer Basic Officer Leader Course (EBOLC), formerly known as the Engineer Officer Basic Course (EOBC), is a training course for new commissioned officers selected for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Outline It is run at the US Army Engineer School in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, United States and lasts nineteen weeks… Read More