The Captain’s Warfare Course
The CWC provides junior officers with the skills they need to plan and execute operations at the Battlegroup to Brigade level in the British Army. The 6 week syllabus refreshes core knowledge for students from all arms of the army (and marines) before putting them through their paces with planning exercises in the classroom and in the field. The culmination is a deployed planning and execution challenge over the course of a week. This isn’t a pass/fail course, but it can be a challenge. The key to success, according to Chief Instructor Major Vicky Fraser, is the instructors. She explains why.