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Combat Lifesaver Course(CLS)

  • The Combat Lifesaver Course is recognized by the Army Institute for Professional Development. The Combat Lifesaver is a bridge between the self-aid/buddy-aid (first aid) training given to all Soldiers during basic training and the medical training given to the combat medic. The Combat Lifesaver is a nonmedical Soldier who provides lifesaving measures as a secondary mission as his/her primary (combat) mission allows. The Combat Lifesaver may also assist the combat medic in providing care and preparing casualties for evacuation when the Combat Lifesaver has no other combat duties to perform. The course consists of 40 hours of both didactic and practical training. The Soldiers will be expected to pass both a 40 question written test, as well as a practical evaluation. After successful completion of the course, the Soldier will receive a certificate of completion, which is good for one (1) year. Priority for this course is the following: Priority 1: Units with upcoming deployments, or the Ft. Carson IRT Company. Priority 2: Units without upcoming deployments. The total class size for this course is 40 students. If a unit provides additional qualified 68W Soldiers to assist with the training, class size may be increased by 10 Soldiers for every 1 Medic/Instructor. All unit Commanders will be required to MIPR funds for Class VIII expendable supplies for training at the MSTC. MIPR of funds can be arranged with Karen Steiner at the Resource Management Division at 719-526-0419. See the CLS equipment list.

  • Prerequisites:
    - There are no prerequisites for the Combat Lifesaver Course.
  • Class Dates:
    - To reserve class dates, please contact the MSTC at BLDG 2130, phone number (719) 526-2820, or email
  • Class Times and Uniforms:
    - The classes will start at 0900 hrs and be completed by 1630 hrs.
    - The uniform will be the duty uniform for military members.