Cadet Summer Training Opportunities

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Airborne School

US Army Airborne School is a three-week course conducted at Fort Benning, GA and is one of the most exciting of all the summer training courses offered to ROTC Cadets.

Minimum Entry Requirements. Complete the MS II year of ROTC. Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test. Receive an approved Army/Airborne Physical within 18 months of attendance, Instructor Nomination

Air Assault School

US Army Air Assault School is a two-week (10 days) course of instruction conducted at several locations across the Army, including Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Drum, NY; Fort Benning, GA; and at overseas locations in Germany and Hawaii. In each case, the course of instruction is focused on Combat Assault Operations involving US Army rotary-wing aircraft.

Minimum Entry Requirements. Complete the MS II year of ROTC. Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test, Complete a 12 Mile Road March in less than 3 hours, receive training on an obstacle course or 30ft rope.

Cadet Troop Leading Training (CTLT)

CTLT is a special program for MS-IIIs in Army ROTC which places the Cadet in an active Army unit for 3-4 weeks following their Advanced Camp experience. CTLT Cadets are given all the duties & responsibilities of a newly commissioned 2nd Lieutenant - and normally function as a Platoon Leader in the sponsoring unit. They are trained and mentored by a sponsor who is themselves a Lieutenant in the unit.

Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP)

Cadets experience up to three different venues during immersion, including humanitarian service, host nation military-to-military contact and education on the social, cultural, and historical aspects of the country.

Cadets travel in small groups led by senior leader Cadre. Trips typically incorporate approximately 20 Cadets and a Cadre member traveling in conjunction with a civilian agency or non-governmental agency. The trip lasts approximately 3 weeks to one month.

CULP slots are awarded on a competitive basis and take into account several factors, such as GPA, physical fitness, an essary, and other pertinent selection criteria.

Basic Camp

While attending Basic Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Cadets gain an experience that runs the gamut of Army life and the responsibilities of being an officer. The course instills confidence and decision-making abilities to become a leader, in the Army and in life. Cadets spend their first few days learning Army basics under the tutelage of drill sergeants. They also take their first Army Physical Fitness Test, which consists of sit-ups, push-ups and a two-mile run. Shortly after the course begins, Cadets are introduced to working in a small-group team-based dynamic in activities such as an obstacle course to accomplish set goals.

Advanced Camp

Advanced Camp is held annually at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The U.S. Army's largest training exercise, Advanced Camp is the U.S. Army Cadet Command's capstone training event. The purpose of the course is to train U.S. Army ROTC Cadets to Army standards, to develop their leadership skills, and to evaluate their officer potential. Most Army Cadets attend CLC between their junior and senior undergraduate years after having contracted to join the Army. Successful completion of Advanced Camp is a prerequisite to becoming an Army officer through ROTC.

Last Updated 7/1/20

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