Combat School (TV series)

Combat School (TV series)
Combat School
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Genre Documentary
Created by David Paperny
Country of origin Canada
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Executive producer(s) David Paperny
Cal Shumiatcher
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Paperny Films
Original channel Discovery Channel
Original run March 10, 2009 (2009-03-10) – April 14, 2009 (2009-04-14)
External links
Production website

Combat School is a Canadian documentary television series that premiered on March 10, 2009, on the Discovery Channel.[1][2][3] The show focuses on a platoon of soldiers as they undergo warfare training prior to disembarking for a tour of duty in Afghanistan. The series was produced by Paperny Films.[1][2] The series was narrated by Canadian Actor Kavan Smith.



Combat School documents the combat training and eventual deployment of infantry soldiers from 1 Platoon, Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment.[2][3] The platoon of 40 men and women are followed through several months of training at CFB Petawawa, Ontario, CFB Wainwright, Alberta, and Fort Bliss, Texas.[1][3] In the final episode, the soldiers are followed through their first two weeks in Afghanistan.[3]


# Title Original airdate
1 "One Platoon" March 10, 2009 (2009-03-10)
2 "Who Here Wants to Die?" March 17, 2009 (2009-03-17)
3 "A Virtual War" March 24, 2009 (2009-03-24)
4 "Hidden Enemies" March 31, 2009 (2009-03-31)
5 "Ready or Not" April 7, 2009 (2009-04-07)
6 "Trial by Fire" April 14, 2009 (2009-04-14)

Soldiers featured

  • Captain Jon Cox[3]
  • Major Cayle Oberwarth[3]
  • Lieutenant Colonel Roger Barrett
  • Warrant Officer Bruce Rhodenizer
  • Sergeant Mike Dwyer
  • Sergeant Jamie Lewis
  • Corporal Salvatore "Sam" Miranda
  • Corporal Evynne Sop[3]
  • Corporal Derek Pannozzo
  • Corporal Douglas Chick
  • Corporal Katie Hodges
  • Private Jeff Valentiate
  • Private Dan Martin[3]

DVD release

Combat School was released on DVD on October 13, 2009. The DVD set includes all six episodes of the series, plus over forty-five minutes of bonus footage.


External links

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