• Soldiers of Aviation Basic Officer Leadership Course Class 13-014 conduct a mock casualty extraction during convoy training May 16. The convoy training is part of "field week" during BOLC. During "field week," officers conduct land navigation, M-16 and M-9 weapons qualification and convoy operations.

    Soldiers train to become leaders

    Soldiers of Aviation Basic Officer Leadership Course Class 13-014 conduct a mock casualty extraction during convoy training May 16. The convoy training is part of "field week" during BOLC. During "field week," officers conduct land navigation, M-16 and...

  • 2nd Lt. Jimmie Thomas (right), a Starkville, Miss. native and student at Army Aviation's Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Rucker briefs members of his team during convoy training May 16. The convoy training is part of "field week" during BOLC.  During "field week," officers conduct land navigation, M-16 and M-9 weapons qualification and convoy operations.

    Soldiers train to become leaders

    2nd Lt. Jimmie Thomas (right), a Starkville, Miss. native and student at Army Aviation's Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Rucker briefs members of his team during convoy training May 16. The convoy training is part of "field week" during BOLC...

  • WO1 Adam Candee (center), a Woodridge, Ill. native and student at Army Aviation's Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Rucker, briefs members of his team prior to the start of a mission during convoy training.

    Soldiers train to become leaders

    WO1 Adam Candee (center), a Woodridge, Ill. native and student at Army Aviation's Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Rucker, briefs members of his team prior to the start of a mission during convoy training.

  • Soldiers of Aviation Basic Officer Leadership Course 13-014 halt their vehicles near Ech Lake during convoy training at Fort Rucker May 16.

    Soldiers train to become leaders

    Soldiers of Aviation Basic Officer Leadership Course 13-014 halt their vehicles near Ech Lake during convoy training at Fort Rucker May 16.

  • (from right) WO1 Kim Dae-weon, a student at Army Aviation's Basic Officer Leadership Course, syncs his watch with other Soldiers during convoy training at Fort Rucker May 16.

    Soldiers train to become leaders

    (from right) WO1 Kim Dae-weon, a student at Army Aviation's Basic Officer Leadership Course, syncs his watch with other Soldiers during convoy training at Fort Rucker May 16.

  • A student keeps a lookout for dangers during a movement halt.  Among the most important lessons new officers learn is that few tasks can be accomplished without proper security.

    Soldiers train to become leaders

    A student keeps a lookout for dangers during a movement halt. Among the most important lessons new officers learn is that few tasks can be accomplished without proper security.

  • WO1 Adam Candee communicates with three Humvees trailing his during convoy training.

    Soldiers train to become leaders

    WO1 Adam Candee communicates with three Humvees trailing his during convoy training.

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (May 23, 2013) -- There are several courses Soldiers must complete before pinning on prestigious Army Aviator wings. Among the first courses to complete is the seven-week long Basic Officer Leadership Course. Warrant and commissioned officers who attend this course must pass several written tests, demonstrate an understanding of Army Aviation operations and exercise their leadership abilities during "field week." During this portion of the class, students must overcome stresses involved in planning and executing a variety of tasks, including a ground convoy. Students who successfully complete the course will attend the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape course as the next portion of their training to be "Above the Best."

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