Training

Airborne

If jumping out of a perfectly good airplane sounds like fun, then Airborne School may be of interest to you.  Earn the wings of a U.S. Army Paratrooper at this three week school located in beautiful Fort Benning, Georgia.  Airborne School is offered to qualified cadets during the summer of their freshman, sophomore, and junior years. AIRBORNE!!!

Air Assault

Learn how to establish helicopter landing zones, prepare sling loads for Air Assault operations, and learn how to rappel from a helicopter at this two week course.

Cadet Field Training

Cadet Field Training is an 8-week program of instruction focused on Military Training, Physical training, and Moral, Ethical, and Professional development.  Training is conducted at Camp Buckner, NY and the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.  During the training is a one week deployment to Fort Knox for mounted maneuver training.  Cadet Field training provides cadets with an environment in which to develop leadership skills they will need to later fulfill their obligations as officers in the Army.  Cadets will train on topics such as reflexive fire, weapons training, obstacle course, fire support, leadership development, land navigation, advanced land navigation, mounted maneuver training, engineer training, physical training, and close quarters combat.

Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT)

The Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) provides Cadets the opportunity to experience leadership in Army Table of Organization and equipment (TO&E) units over a three to four week period. Cadets serve in lieutenant-level leadership positions in active-duty units. Platoon Leader positions have a 3-4 week duration depending on the hosting unit and location. Assignments include units that are located CONUS and OCONUS. Cadets are assigned a unit mentor, and are provided on-post lodging and meals via a Dining Facility. This program is exclusively designed for MS III Cadets before and after completion of the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC).

Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT)

The 4-week DCLT Program provide cadets an opportunity to apply leadership skills, interact with highly skilled and experienced Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) and drill sergeants, and improve common task skill proficiency in an Army training environment. Cadets serve in positions with the cadre of Initial Entry Training (IET) and One-Station Unit Training (OSUT) units — Basic Training.

Mountain Warfare

After completing this 14 day long course, cadets earn the title of Military Mountaineer.  Training lasts 14 hrs each day for the entire course and cadets learn how to effectively perform small unit tactics in a mountainous terrain and is taught by some of the top Mountaineer’s in the world.

Northern Warfare

Battle cold and conquer mountains at the Northern Warfare Training Center, Fort Wainright, Alaska.  Learn basic Mountaineering in one of the most visually appealing places on earth.

Warrior Forge

The ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) or operation WARRIOR FORGE is the most important training event for an Army ROTC cadet.  The 29-day training event incorporates a wide range of subjects designed to develop and evaluate leadership ability.  The challenges are rigorous and demanding, both mentally and physically.  WARRIOR FORGE 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.

WARRIOR FORGE places each cadet in a variety of leadership positions, many of which simulate stressful combat situations.  In each position, cadets will receive evaluations from platoon tactical and counseling (TAC) officers and noncommissioned officers.  In addition to proving their leadership ability, cadets must meet established standards in physical fitness, communication, combat patrols and demonstrate their proficiency in many other military skills.  Cadets must excel at WARRIOR FORGE to be considered competitive for a commission as an Army officer.

Over 6000 Army ROTC cadets from throughout the nation will attend WARRIOR FORGE.  WARRIOR FORGE  first cycle begins in June and the last cycle graduating in August