Mountain Cold Weather (MCW) Company traces its roots to post WWII when former members of the 10th Mountain Division saw the need to continue training soldiers in the concepts of mountain warfare and formed MCW at Norwich University. Cadets apply infantry operations to mountains and cold weather environments that would normally degrade the operations of typical soldiers. They become exceptionally proficient in climbing, rappelling, skiing, and snowshoeing, as well as tactical operations at elevation and/or in sub-zero temperatures. Commissioning cadets who successfully complete MCW training enter the Army knowing they bring highly valued skills that few of their peers possess. Norwich University’s MCW enjoys a close relationship with the Army’s Mountain Warfare School, located 47 miles north in Jericho, Vermont.