One Shepherd Leadership Institute

Frequently Asked Questions…

Do I have to borrow expensive equipment from One Shepherd?

The answer to this question is both “yes” and “no.”

Yes, you must sign for MILES 2000/IWS equipment, AR15 weapon, and magazines. This equipment is expensive and you are responsible for the care and safekeeping of all equipment assigned to you.

No, you are not required to sign for other mission essential equipment such as night vision, communication systems, or navigational systems – if you believe you are not competently trained in the use and care of this equipment. One Shepherd wants you to be competently trained on such equipment before you assume responsibility for it.

Do you have loaner equipment like sleeping bags, rucksacks, LBE, parkas, etc?

Yes. We maintain a limited number of sets of such field equipment in what we call the Shepherd’s Closet. It is first come, first served and must be coordinated with us.

Shepherd Closet field gear cost $100 per semester to rent. It includes both fighting load and sustainment load – all the field gear necessary to get you through a week of training at One Shepherd:

  • Plastic Camp Box
  • Rucksack & Frame
  • Sleeping Bag & Gore-Tex Bivy
  • Sleeping Pad & Ties
  • Tarp & Bungee Cords
  • Entrenching Tool & Case
  • Extra Canteens & Pouches
  • Belt & Harness
  • Magazine Pouches
  • Canteens & Pouches
  • Et cetera…

Equipment Replacement Policy

Keep in mind that the Warrior Leader Program is a community. The equipment provided by One Shepherd to the Warrior Leader Program is the responsibility of ALL members! As such we have a straightforward policy on equipment loss or breakage…

“If you lost it or broke it, then replace it.”