Signed LA Form 100 is only valid for 90 days following date of earliest signature. Students will not be accepted in LA courses if their signatures are expired on the day of reporting.
- LA Form 100: Course Enrollment Form (required for all courses)
Jungle Operations Training Course
The Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC) spans 12 days through which students execute a 12 day program of instruction. Subjects focus on jungle mobility training, waterborne operations, combat tracking, jungle tactics, survival training, and situational training exercises at the squad level. Graduates of the JOTC learn tactics, techniques, and procedures required to fight, win, and survive within any jungle environment. The course consists of two weeks of training following the crawl, walk, run methodology embedded within each activity as well as the overall training path.
FRIES/SPIES Master Course
The FRIES/SPIES Master Course consists of 4 active training days and is designed to provide parent units with subject matter expert Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) and junior Officers in the full spectrum of FRIES/SPIES Master Duties. Students will become proficient on tower training, FRIES/SPIES sustainment training, and rotary wing operations.
Air Assault Course
The Lightning Academy Air Assault Course (LAAAC) is designed to provide parent units with subject matter expert Soldiers, Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO), and junior Officers in the full spectrum of LAAAC Operations. Students are trained on the missions performed by rotary wing aircraft, aircraft safety, aero-medical evacuation procedures, pathfinder operations, principles and techniques of combat assaults, rappelling techniques, and sling-load operations. The core POI requires minimum support assets and is adaptable to organic aviation elements. Both the core instruction and the additional instruction are conducted in a classroom/field environment.
Small Unit Ranger Tactics
The 25th ID Small Unit Ranger Tactics (SURT) program serves as a progressive physical and tactical preparation program designed to prepare 25th ID Soldiers to be successful during the Ranger Assessment Phase and Darby Phase of Ranger School. All graduations will occur at Lightning Academy on the last day of the course.
*All Students must bring a personally owned copy of the Ranger Handbook.
The Rappel Master Course is a one-week course consisting of 5 active training days (Monday through Friday) and designed to provide parent units with subject matter expert Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) and junior Officers in the full spectrum of Rappel Master Duties. Students will become proficient on the Rappel Master Personnel Inspection (RMPI), tower training, rappeller sustainment training, and rotary wing operations.