School of Armor
The manuals necessary for these courses can be downloaded from the SFMCA Library.
AR-100 Basic Course: This is the first step in a new tanker’s career. Here you learn the basics of configuration, maneuver, and types of armor vehicles and tactics used by the SFMC in the field. Prerequisite for this course: PD-100.
AR-110 MOS Familiarization: This course explores the many MOSs available in the Armor Branch. Prerequisite for this course: AR-100.
AR-120 History and Traditions: This exam is focused on the History and Traditions of the SFMC Armor Branch. This course covers both real and fictional traditions of AR,including some of the fictional historical background of the Branch and its real-life counterparts in Earth’s history. Prerequisite for this course: AR-100.
AR-201 Advanced Course: The next step in the education of a tanker, AR-20 picks up where the Basic Course ends. More depth and detail into strategy and tactics, unit formation and maneuvers as well as specifics of individual configurations of armored fighting vehicles can be expected. Prerequisite for this course: AR-100.
AR-221 Armor Operations: Designed to go beyond the AR-100 course to familiarize the student with basic Armor Operations in many environments. Prerequisite for this course: AR-100.
AR-231 Cavalry: Designed to go beyond the AR-100 course to familiarize the student with Armored Cavalry. Prerequisite for this course: AR-100.
AR-241 Armor Tactics: Going beyond the basic Armor tactics presented in the AR-10 course, this course will give the student a deeper understanding of what tactics work best in differing situations. Prerequisite for this course: AR-100.
AR-251 Artillery: This course goes into depth about artilley operations, tactics, and equipment. Prerequisite for this course: AR-100.
AR-261 Mechanized Infantry: This course explores mechanized infantry operations, tactics, and equipment. Prerequisite for this course: AR-100.
AR-301 Armor Independent Study Course: For the final step in the Armor Branch studies the student must complete an independent studies project. The independent studies project must either consist of a paper or another approved project. The student MUST submit a topic or project description to the Branch Director for approval. Once approved the student will then have 10 weeks to submit their independent studies project for grading. After submittal and if the student receives a passing grade, then the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Military Science Degree with a Concentration in Armor Studies. Prerequisite for this course: AR-201.
Before sending a request for a level -301 project please read the following:
- The Branch Director has the authority to approve or deny any and all requests for this course and their decisions are final.
- Projects MUST in some way shape or form relate to the SFMC and the branch for which you are applying to.
- You must submit a topic or project description when requesting this course. Any requests without a topic or project description will not be honored.
Below are some SUGGESTED projects. A student can either use the suggested projects or any other project that they can think of. Please note however that these are suggestions only and that directors may or may not approve them.
- College-style papers.
- Specifications / descriptions and/or technical drawings of new technology relating to the branch.
- A short story that utilizes the material in the branch.
- An addition to the branch’s manual relating to a topic not covered by the existing manual.
- A new exam and answers for the branch (Please note that this is at the Branch Directors discretion).