Jungle Operations Training Course
The Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC) spans 20 (day zero included) days through which students execute a 19 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 JOTC learn tactics, techniques, and procedures required to fight, win, and survive within any tropical jungle environment. The course consists of three weeks of training following the crawl, walk, run methodology embedded within each activity as well as the overall training path.
Executive Jungle Operations Training Course
The JOTC Executive Course is designed to enable Battalion/Brigade Command Teams and above to experience the JOTC Program of Instruction, understand firsthand the impact the jungle environment has on their formations, and connect them with jungle SMEs. The JOTC Executive Course condenses 19 days of critical events and crucial skills the JOTC teaches into a 5-day specialized Program of Instruction.
Lightning Marksmanship Instructor Course
The Lightning Marksmanship Instructor Course (LMIC) spans 12 days through which students execute an 11 day program of instruction. Subjects focus on marksmanship and ballistics theory, basic rifle marksmanship, qualification, known distance (KD) marksmanship, short-range marksmanship (SRM), and application of various optics and night-vision devices (NVDs). Graduates of LMIC are trained on the theories and skills required to successfully plan, implement, and assess marksmanship training. The course consists of two weeks (divided into three phases) of training following the crawl, walk, run methodology embedded within each activity as well as the overall training path.
Modern Army Combatives Program
The Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) Basic Combatives Course (BCC) trains Leaders and Soldiers in order to prepare Soldiers to close with and defeat the enemy in hand to hand combat through a 40 hour course over 5 days. BCC instruction is designed to produce Team, Squad, and Platoon trainers capable of teaching Soldiers basic combatives tasks and drills.
Tactical Combatives Course is a 10-day course that expands upon basics learned in BCC with the inclusion of kicking, striking, fighting from a standing position, and detainee handling through tactical scenarios.
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
Small Unit Ranger Tactics (SURT) serves as a progressive physical and tactical preparation program designed to validate 25th ID Soldiers attending Ranger School. All graduates will be physically fit and demonstrate their ability to successfully execute the RPA, Ranger Task Training, Land Navigation, and Small Unit Tactics. All graduations will occur at Lightning Academy on the last day of the course.
The Rappel Master Course is a one week course, 5 active training days (Monday through Friday), 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 tower training, rappeller sustainment training, and rotary wing operations.
FRIES/SPIES Master Course
The SPIES/FRIES Master Course is 4 active training days, designed to provide parent units with subject matter expert Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO), and junior officers in the full spectrum of SPIES/FRIES Master Duties. Students will become proficient on tower training, SPIES/FRIES sustainment training, and rotary wing operations.
Lightning Academy Mission Statment
Lightning Academy (LA) develops agile, adaptive, and expeditionary Leaders through austere, realistic, and demanding training in vicinity of Schofield Barracks, HI, year round, IOT provide a responsive and special skills institutional capability as well as serving as the U.S. Army’s Premier Pacific Training Venue for local, regional, and global partners.