A unique AIT training requirement
Soldiers with Company C, 701st Military Police Battalion, completed multiple unarmed self-defense stations during oleoresin capsicum, or OC, certification as part of corrections and detention-specialist training at Fort Leonard Wood March 23. The Advanced Individual Training Soldiers were sprayed with OC before moving through four hold and take-down stations in order to pass. Only 31E Soldiers certify during Advanced Individual Training, the other MP specialties certify at their first duty station, according to Capt. Michael Duncan, Co. C commander.
Pfc. Arianna Hintermeister, Co. C, 701st Military Police Battalion, demonstrates proficiency in unarmed self-defense holds and take downs to Staff Sgt. Daniel Lagant, Non-Lethal Weapons instructor, as part of corrections and detention specialist training March 23. The Advanced Individual Training Soldiers are sprayed with oleoresin capsicum, or OC, before moving through four stations where instructors say they are forced to trust themselves and their training in order to pass.
Pvt. Orion Lohr, Co. C, 701st Military Police Battalion, is sprayed with oleoresin capsicum, or OC, as part of corrections and detention specialist training March 23. Being sprayed is the first requirement to certifying military police Soldiers to carry OC. The certification process continues with Soldiers completing unarmed self-defense stations with the OC still in their eyes, requiring them to trust their training more than their vision.