This is a little taste of the Infantry Unit Leaders Course, offered through the Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East. This 11-week course introduces students to advanced concepts, new technology, and tactics, techniques, and procedures through professional reading, classroom instruction, guided discussions, tactical decision games, sand table exercises and tactical exercises without troops, which are reinforced through field and field firing exercises. Students demonstrate mastery of the subject matter and develop critical thinking skills through performance-based exercises where they are assigned leadership positions ranging in topic and progressing in difficulty. Students will be drilled on the fundamentals of platoon level leadership including employment of 60mm & 81mm mortar weapon systems core competencies and employment as well as Medium and Heavy machinegun gunnery and employment and assault and anti armor techniques and procedures. Students will begin the core training packages in a classroom type environment where decision-making and sand table exercise will be the primary training method. From there students will be presented with field scenarios at Fort Pickett, Virginia.