The US Patent pending Multi-Purpose Tactical Ladder was developed to be a compact, lightweight, and portable aluminum ladder system. The M-PTL may be used as a mobile ballistic barrier, standard straight ladder, hanging ladder, litter, A-frame ladder, or a unique horizontal bridge. The M-PTL utilizes identical 2’ long sections, which may be joined together with pins to create a ladder and/or bridge up to 12’ long. The M-PTL has the option of two NIJ IIIA ballistic blankets that join together and can be mounted to the ladder system to protect the user. The M-PTL baseline kit includes six ladder sections and two breaching hooks.