A student who attends the INIWIC can expect to receive training that ranges from communication skills, crowd dynamics, force continuum, and oleoresin capsicum (OC) instructor certification to close ranfe subject control, riot baton techniques and riot control tactics, and NL munitions employment. Additionally, students receive classes on training management, and the items in the Service respective NLCS to include assembly and maintenance procedures.
Students requesting attendance to INIWIC must be in the pay grade of E5 /USMC E4 or civilian equivalent and be free of any physically limiting profile or condition. Students must possess the ability to absorb, retain, and recall large amounts of technical information and perform under stress; possess the verbal communication skills required to instruct, train and brief to standard; possess a practical and functional understanding of risk management; possess an operational and functional knowledge of M16A2/M4, M203 and Service-issued 12-gauge pump-action shotgun; possess successful experience, commensurate with rank, in conducting individual and collective training to standard; current or anticipated duties and responsibilities include providing NL use of force capabilities, NL weapons, ammunition and associated items/ technology training to individual through company-level; providing the Commander expert technical advice on NL weapons, techniques, tactics and technology. All students attending INIWIC are required to receive a level 1 Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) contamination as part of the graduation requirements and may also be voluntarily exposed to electro-muscular disruption via X26 TASER.
The course is 10 training days long; training is dynamic and covers all aspects of tactical NL employment from the classroom through demonstration and practical application. Service school seat allocations and scheduling information can be obtained by contacting your respective service level training organization (TECOM, TRADOC, CNET, AECT). The course schedule can be viewed in ATTRS. A welcome letter will be sent out to students or unit representatives a week prior to the students attending the course.
Utilities will be worn throughout the duration of the course. The Patrol Cap is the head gear worn during training. Students need to bring their helmet, LBE/LBV, eye protection, soft/patrol cap, wet/cold weather gear. INIWIC has limited quantities of Ballistic helmets and Flak Vests for those personnel that may not have this equipment available at their unit. Students will be assigned some gear, e.g., paintball masks, pouches, and training items. All gear issued will be accounted and signed for. Gear lost or broken will be replaced by the student before graduation on day 10.
All students are required to check in a bldg 470 for availability/non-availability of rooms. Students will also receive information on where to be day 1 of the course. Transportation is not provided by INIWIC. It is approximately a 15-20 minute drive from the front gate of Fort Leonard Wood to Range 17, plan accordingly.