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On-Campus Training

Training and leadership development are continuous throughout the year. Each semester builds on the previous and consists of classroom instruction, physical readiness training and leadership labs. This training will challenge you to make decisions, take risks, and will test you physically and mentally, building your confidence. Cadet leadership assessments and counseling are done on a regular basis in order to give students direct feedback that aid in skill development.

Examples of On-Campus Training

  • Troop Leading Procedures
  • Principles of War
  • Tactics and Techniques
  • Map Reading
  • Public Speaking
  • Problem Solving Process

  • Small Unit Leadership
  • Squad Tactical Exercise
  • Land Navigation
  • First Aid
  • Dining In/Military Ball
  • Drill and Ceremony

  • Push-ups, Sit-ups, Running
  • Ruck March
  • Climbing Ropes
  • Competitive Sports
  • Pool Workouts
  • Combat Water Survival Test

  • Field Training Exercise
  • Ranger Challenge
  • Rappelling
  • Obstacle Course
  • Field Leadership Reaction Course
  • Color Guard
“One of my favorite parts of this program is the morning physical training (PT) that we conduct three times a week. I love the comradery and the fact that cadets are given the opportunity to plan and execute the PT sessions makes it is easier for me to learn and grow every day.”
Cadet Victor Chukwuemeka ’23Army Chemical Corps – Fort Riley, Kansas

Off-Campus Training

Although the majority of training is conducted on campus, each contracted cadet must attend the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) prior to his/her senior year. LDAC is a four-week summer camp at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. It is the essential capstone exercise and is vital to every cadet’s future. Summer adventure training is available for those cadets who would like to become Airborne or Air Assault qualified. Cadets can also apply for Cultural Immersion Internships to the following geographic regions: Europe, Asia, Africa or South America. There are also additional opportunities to train with active Army units in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Leader’s Training Course

The Leader’s Training Course (LTC) allows students to enter the Army ROTC two-year program without any prior military or ROTC experience to qualify for Advanced Course entry. Through LTC students are provided the necessary training to ensure their successes during the last two years of Army ROTC. While at LTC, instructors observe students and determine their officer potential in a leadership oriented, challenging, and motivating 32-day training program at Fort Knox, Ky. LTC is an exciting way to experience the Army. It is also a key step in the process of earning a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army during the next two years on campus. This is a great opportunity to learn more about leadership, people, and most important, YOURSELF!
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Cadet Summer Training

Cadet Summer Training (CST) is a required training event for Army ROTC cadets striving to earn their commission as second lieutenants in the United States Army, Army Reserve and National Guard. Cadets attend Cadet Summer Training between their junior and senior years. The 28-day camp, held at Fort Knox, Ky., incorporates a wide range of subjects designed to develop and evaluate leadership ability. The challenges are rigorous and demanding, both mentally and physically. Cadet Summer Training tests intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and stamina. These challenges provide a new perspective on an individual’s ability to perform exacting tasks and to make difficult decisions in demanding situations.

Adventure Training Courses

Summer adventure training is available for those cadets who would like to become Airborne or Air Assault qualified. Cadets can also apply for Cultural Immersion Internships to the following geographic regions: Europe, Asia, Africa or South America. There are also additional opportunities to train with active Army units in the United States, Europe and Asia. Cadets can also gain experience through Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) while serving at platoon leadership level for an active army organization for three to four weeks.

Prior Service Credit for Veterans

Army ROTC is a good deal. It’s an even better deal for veterans like you. Army ROTC helps you apply what you’ve already learned to new situations, and trains you for a leadership role. You’ll receive a commission, and if you return to active duty, your previous active duty enlisted time will count toward both pay and retirement.