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Counter Explosive Hazards Center Course Information

 

Counter Explosive Hazards Center

Be Advised:You must be on FULL TDY orders to attend courses at the CEHC. The CEHC does not provide meals, lodging, or transportation. No DFAC is available.

Area Clearance Course

Area Clearance Course (ACC)

POC for Scheduling:
(573) 563-5401 DSN 676-5401
email: leon.usaescehc@conus.army.mil

 

The Area Clearance Course (ACC) trains students on Area Clearance Operations, doctrine, suspected or known mines, unexploded ordnance, TTPs and key equipment required to conduct manual and mechanical area clearance missions, and booby traps in a defined area of operations.  This course is designed to produce qualified and capable trainers with the resources, knowledge and doctrinal understanding relevant to area clearance operations.  This training will allow units to prepare, conduct, and plan clearance operations to defeat explosive hazard threats in their theater of operations.  Training is relevant to all Theaters of Operations and includes International Mines Action Standards. Please refer to "Course Information Package" for attendance. (Course Length: 40 hours)

Course Information Package  (AKO Account Required)


Counter Explosive Hazards Planner Course

Counter Explosive Hazards Planner (CEHP)

POC for Scheduling:
(573) 563-5401 DSN 676-5401
email: leon.usaescehc@conus.army.mil

 

The CEHP course provides staff officers, staff NCOs, and commanders deploying to any Theater of Operations with the training to plan, resource, and execute EH operations with emphasis on C-IED and RC.  Students receive theater Intel briefs, enemy IED TTPs, IED patterns/predictive analysis, search operations, military specialized search dog’s overviews, R2C2 overviews and EOD/ENG integration in order to assure mobility to commanders and coalition forces.  At the conclusion of the course, students will have an appreciation for the IED threat and currently practiced countermeasures. SECRET clearance required. Please refer to Course Information Package for attendance.  (Course Length: 40 hours)

Course Information Package (AKO Account Required)


Explosive Hazards

Explosive Hazard Unit Trainer - Afghanistan
(EHUT-A) MTT Only

POC for Scheduling:
(573) 563-5401 DSN 676-5401
email: leon.usaescehc@conus.army.mil

 

The course is a train-the-trainer course training selected personnel for unit-led IED awareness training.  It provides students with the individual and collective knowledge and skills required to train their respective units on C-IED tactics, techniques, and procedures.  It updates Soldiers on current IED threats and countermeasures such as Theater awareness, Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Awareness, Home Made Explosive (HME) Awareness, Vulnerable Point Search, Mounted, Dismounted, Dismounted Sweep Theory, Casualty Extraction, and Introduction to Search, Search Team Capabilities, Evidence Handling, Area Search Theory, Structure Search Awareness, Person Search, and Vehicle Search.  Please refer to the Course Information Package for scheduling EHUT-A MTT. (Course Length: 40 hours)


Course Information Package (AKO Account Required)


Soldier and handheld detector

M160/Hand Held Detector Course (HHDC)

POC for Scheduling:
(573) 563-5401 DSN 676-5401
email: leon.usaescehc@conus.army.mil

 

The M160 Mine Flail/Hand Held Detector Course provides Soldiers with familiarization on the M160 and several Hand Held Detectors. This course will enhance Soldiers skills to move as a team mounted or dismounted by improving explosive threat detection.  Students are taught to understand the explosive hazard threat in operational environments, Theory of Operation, Prepare for Operation, System Control and Indicator, Calibration, Detection methods, GPR Setting, Sweep Technique, Developing Mine Foot print, and Trouble shooting. This course will provide students the individual/collective skills and knowledge required to function as a member of a mounted or dismounted team conducting Route Clearance (RC) missions.  (Course Length: 80 Hours)


Course Information Package (AKO Account Required)



Intermediate Search Course

Intermediate Search Course (ISC)

POC Course Scheduler
(573) 563-5401 DSN 676-5401
email: leon.usaescehc@conus.army.mil

 

The Intermediate Search Course provides selected Maneuver and Maneuver Support Soldiers, training in the management and application of intermediate systematic search procedures to locate specific targets, which allows Commanders to take the initiative by depriving the enemy of resources and disrupting his freedom of movement. Search venues include occupied/unoccupied building, vehicle, persons, routes and areas. The intelligence and evidence located during a successful search will often provide the greatest opportunities to attribute a ‘find’ to a specific individual or group, which may lead to a conviction in a court. Please refer to the Course Information Package for attendance. (Course Length: 80 hours)

 

Course Information Package (AKO Account Required)



Route Clearance Equipment

Route Reconnaissance and Clearance
Operator's Course (R2C2-O)

POC Course Scheduler
(573) 563-5401 DSN 676-5401
email: leon.usaescehc@conus.army.mil

 

The R2C2-O course provides individual Route Clearance Operators (RCOs), training in the use of specialized C-IED and RC equipment and add on components (Gyrocam, Spark roller, cyclones, air diggers, etc…).  The course is primarily for combat engineers executing RC missions, detection, investigation, marking, reporting, and neutralization of Explosive Hazards (EH) and other obstacles along a defined route to enable Assured Mobility for the maneuver commander and coalition forces.   This course provides operators with the individual and collective knowledge and skills required to conduct route reconnaissance and clearance operations. Second week operators will execute platoon mission with the leadership from their unit. Please refer to the Course Information Package for attendance.   (Course Length: 80 hours)

SPECIAL NOTES: Operators are required to have a valid military license (electronic version, DA 5984-E) with equipment authorized to operate a vehicle, copy of updated Accident Avoidance Course certificate (with-in 4 years), and a military ID in order to operate our RCE. It is also a requirement that operators be trained and licensed on a 5 ton or above wheeled vehicle. A student who cannot produce these items will not be authorized to operate RCE

Course Information Package (AKO Account Required)



R2C2 Leader

Route Reconnaissance and Clearance
Leadership Course (R2C2-L)

POC Course Scheduler
(573) 563-5401 DSN 676-5401
email: leon.usaescehc@conus.army.mil

 

The R2C2-L course provides leaders the systematic planning and execution of RC missions at the platoon level.  During the first week leaders receive familiarization on key RC equipment capabilities and functions, Ordnance identification, Robot integration/TTPs, HIIDE, Leaders responsibilities, Explosive Hazards Reporting, Threat assessment, Planning, and future systems and current threat TTPs.  Second week has leaders lead and execute platoon level mission with Route Clearance Operators and Route Clearance Sapper team.   Prior to conducting mission, leaders will be able to practice on the Virtual Route Clearance Trainer (VRCT). Please refer to the Course Information Package for attendance.(Course Length: 80 hours)

Course Information Package (AKO Account Required)


R2C2 Maintainer

Route Reconnaissance and Clearance
Maintainer (R2C2-M)

POC Course Scheduler
(573) 563-5401 DSN 676-5401
email: leon.usaescehc@conus.army.mil

 

The R2C2-M course provides training for maintenance personnel who are deploying to any Theater of Operations and who will be required to perform maintenance on the current Route Clearance Equipment sets (RG-31, Husky, and Buffalo) and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) equipment. This course provides maintainers with a familiarization of the RCE, with emphasis on automotive/mechanical functions of each system.  Students will be required to troubleshoot all platforms utiliziling TMs and working through over fifty work package for each platform. Please refer to he Course Information Package for attendance. (Course Length: 80 hours)

 

Course Information Package (AKO Account Required)


R2C2 HMDS

R2C2 Husky Mine Detection System
Maintainers (R2C2-HMDS-M)

POC Course Scheduler
(573) 563-5401 DSN 676-5401
email: leon.usaescehc@conus.army.mil

 

This course will provide students with a familiarization of the HMDS with emphasis on the different maintenance requirements,  Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) array, Radar mounting and positioning system, Hydraulic control unit, E-stop switches, Hydraulic accumulators, Hydraulic reservoir, Mission component enclosure, and mission computer. This course will provide students the individual/collective skills and knowledge required to maintain the HMDS system. (Course Length: 80 Hours)

Course Information Package (AKO Account Required)


Puma

Route Reconnaissance and Clearance
PUMA Course (R2C2-P)

POC Course Scheduler
(573) 563-5401 DSN 676-5401
email: leon.usaescehc@conus.army.mil

 

The Route Reconnaissance Clearance Course PUMA (R2C2-P) trains selected personnel on current operations and maintenance procedures. The Puma system carries an integrated electro-optical and infrared gimbaled video camera capable of performing multiple surveillance and reconnaissance missions.  It is a portable, hand-launched Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) that will enhance Soldier capabilities by producing high quality, stabilized, aerial color imagery with infrared video of the surrounding area.  The course is designed to enhance the route clearance mission by improving explosive threat detection, reducing false alarms, and increasing the route clearance patrol’s rate of advance. Please refer to the Course Information Package for attendance.

Course Information Package (AKO Account Required)


R2C2 Sapper

Route Reconnaissance and Clearance
Sapper (R2C2-S)

POC Course Scheduler
(573) 563-5401 DSN 676-5401
email: leon.usaescehc@conus.army.mil

 

The R2C2-S course provides combat engineers the ability to identify and neutralize IEDs utilizing a robotic platform. Include training on TALON robot, current threat TTPs, demolitions refresher training and IED neutralization techniques. Sappers are trained in detection, investigation, marking, reporting, and neutralization of Explosive Hazards (EH) and other obstacles along a defined route to enable Assured Mobility for the maneuver commander and coalition forces. This course provides Sappers with the individual and collective knowledge and skills required to conduct route reconnaissance and clearance operations with/without robotic platforms when standard Route Clearance Equipment (RCE) is not available. Completion of the course allows the Soldier to receive final “blow-in-place” training in theater. Please refer to the Course Information Package for attendance. (Course Length: 80 hours)

Course Information Package (AKO Account Required)

 


Explosive Hazards Tracking Course

Explosive Hazards Tracking Course

POC Course Scheduler
(573) 563-5469 DSN 676-5469
email: leon.usaescehc@conus.army.mil

 

The Explosive Hazards Tracking Course provides an overview and instructs students in the use of ArcGIS geospatial software and automated data analysis using Microsoft Excel, to track explosive hazards such as UXOs, IEDs, and landmines. The class is focused towards units that will be performing counter IED missions to ensure battlefield awareness. This allows maneuver elements freedom of movement, ensures maximum efficiency and provides a measure of safety to military elements engaged on the battlefield.

Target Audience.  Soldiers of all arms, through out Joint Forces Commands (Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines). Priority will be given to training operators within units deploying with the Explosive Hazards Coordination Cell (EHCC) mission. 
Security.  The majority of information presented in this course is Classified and will require a SECRET CLEARANCE (Interim Secret) for attendance.


 


 

Related Courses

Please Note:
The related  courses listed below are not scheduled by CEHC personnel.

Click on the links provided for course information and scheduling requirements
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AN/PSS-14 Training AN/PSS-14 Training Urban Mobility Breachers Course Engineer Detection Dog Training Information

 

Explosive Hazard Coordination Cell Training

We offer deploying units given the EHCC mission training to familiarize them with basic duties and responsibilities expected of an EHCC unit in theater. Training includes modulated hands-on sessions to better prepare staff for the mission they will be undertaking.

Contact 573-563-3982 DNS 676-3982
email:
leon.usaescehc@conus.army.mil 

M160 Training

Anti-Personnel Mine Clearing System, Remote Control: M160 (MV-4B) Operator Course

Five day course designed to produce qualified M160 operators prior to deployment or in conjunction with equipment fielding. Includes platform, tool operation, programming, operator maintenance, loading/unloading and recovery. Relevant to OIF/OEF. Target Audience: Engineer Clearance Company personnel and small unit leaders.

Phone: 573-596-0845.
email: leon.usaescehc@conus.army.mil

Small Robot

Small Robot Operations Course

Two day course designed to provide select personnel with the basic skills and knowledge required to perform as small robot operators prior to deployment. Provides training related the correct operation and maintenance of either the Engineer Talon or PackBot 510 w/ FasTac Kit (xBot). Relevant to OIF/OEF. Target Audience: Combat Engineers and units performing route clearance/security missions. Training is conducted by the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office and can be arranged at Fort Leonard Wood or unit home station through mobile training teams (MTTs).

Phone: 573-596-0845.