TCCC for the military

Combat Life Saver Course

This collection contains the standardized Tactical Combat Care Casualty Care Combat Lifesavers Course (TCCC CLS) developed by the Joint Trauma System, part of the Agency for Health Care.

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This collection contains the standardized Tactical Combat Casualty Care Combat Lifesavers Course (TCCC CLS) curriculum developed by the Joint Trauma System, part of the Defense Health Agency.  This course is intended to provide an intermediate step between the TCCC All Service Members Course (ASM) taught to all enlisted personnel and the advanced life support skills taught to Combat Medics and Corpsman.  The idea is to ensure that in the absence of a combat medic or corpsman, the CLS will be able to replicate some (though not all) of the  techniques for their squad until the patient(s) can be evacuated to definitive care (i.e. an aid station or field hospital) or a medic arrives to take over.   There are several types of learning assets contained in this collection which are arranged by channels. Feel free to make use of these materials for both formal and informal learning. For example, these resources can be used in the following ways:

  • as a stand-alone course or woven into an existing course
  • hip pocket or spontaneous training outside a formal course
  • on the job performance support while in the field 

Trainers should consider referring students to this collection for preview of materials ahead of the course, for use during the course as a training aid, or after the course ends for continuing reference and skills sustainment.

Instructions for Trainers: There are two options for accessing and downloading training materials. Each asset on the channel can be viewed and downloaded individually. In addition, materials can be downloaded as a single zipped file using the Download Course button below. This is a very large file, so allow ample time for download. Materials are offered in digital and print-ready file formats for local use and reproduction. Select files can also be edited to adapt to your Service and unit-specific needs. For questions concerning TCCC training standards or this curriculum, and to provide feedback about training needs/outcomes, contact the Joint Trauma Education and Training Branch (JTET-B) at