Athabasca (Canada) – On July 26, Captain Matheus Carvalho Moretto, of the Brazilian Army, successfully concluded the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre’s (CAAWC) Complex Terrain Leader (CTL) course, a Canadian Army center of excellence that trains military personnel for operations in mountain environments. The two-month course started with 20 students, 11 of whom were successful.
The course is structured in 4 phases: equipping roads and rescue, urban facilities, rock climbing, and alpine phase. The soldiers who complete the training become capable of acting in places that restrict the normal locomotion of the troops, facilitating their passage in mountainous, urban, and alpine environments. Among the main skills of the Complex Terrain Leader are the abilities to climb, abseil, navigate, set up rope installations, and evacuate the wounded.
The course concluding activity took place on the Athabasca glacier itself, with representation from the CAAWC command. The Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre’s mission is to support the generation and employment of troops for combat, and it is also considered a center of excellence for courses in parachuting, air-mobile operations, mountain operations, parachute precursor, and parachute folding and maintenance.
Source: 11th Mountain Infantry Battalion