The Warrior Leader Course which is previously known as the Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) is the first NCOES that enlisted soldiers attend. It is a month long course that soldiers in the rank of Specialist, Corporal, and Sergeant attend. The course is designed to teach soldiers leadership skills, training skills, and war fighting skills so they are prepared to lead soldiers in peacetime and in combat.
Some of the curriculum includes:
- Land Navigation
- Training Management
- Map Reading
- Drill and Ceremony
- War Fighting
- Physical Fitness Training
- Individual Training
- Garrison Leadership
- Field Leadership
As you can tell, the Warrior Leader Course includes classroom instruction and well as tactical training and instruction. The class is instructed at an NCO Academy. These academies are located in different locations throughout the United States and overseas. It is a resident course, which means that soldiers who attend the course must stay at the NCO Academy until they graduate. At the present moment there is no Distance Learning option.
Prior to the Global War on Terrorism, soldiers had to graduate from this course before they could get promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Now, soldiers can get promoted to rank of Sergeant first and then attend the course within a certain time frame (2 years I believe).
All soldiers attend the same Warrior Leader Course regardless of their MOS. This includes Active Duty, Army Reserves and Army National Guard. If you have graduated from the Warrior Leaders Course in the past, I would love to hear from you. Please tell us where you attended the school, what you learned and what you enjoyed about the course. Just leave a comment to share your thoughts.
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