Soldiers train to become leaders
May 24, 2013
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."