The Introduction to Non-Lethal Weapons course is a Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program-sponsored online distance learning training that provides instruction and basic knowledge of non-lethal weapons' characteristics, employment, policy and their applications in a wide variety of military operations. The interactive multimedia instruction is designed to familiarize Service members with non-lethal weapons.
The course takes approximately four hours to complete and contains nine modules and an exam. The non-lethal weapons modules include: history; strategic impacts; tactical employment; escalation-of-force; counter-personnel and counter-materiel capabilities; fielded non-lethal weapons, munitions and devices; future non-lethal weapons; and operational vignettes. The course is available to all Service members, as well as Department of Defense civilians and contractors.
The course is hosted on the following websites: