Army ROTC - Additional Training Offered

Leadership Training Course (LTC)

Those academically qualified students who are unable to fulfill the requirements of the Basic Course during their freshman and sophomore years may qualify for admission to the Advanced Course by successfully completing the Leadership Training Course (LTC). This option is primarily designed to meet the needs of transfer students, those completing the sophomore year, and others, including graduate students, who have four semesters remaining at the Institute. This option provides a two-year program in lieu of the standard four-year curriculum. The LTC option consists of a four-week training period conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer months. During each summer, various cycles will be available to meet student needs. Students choosing this option are required to submit a formal application and pass a physical examination.

Students selected to attend the LTC training program will receive approximately $800 in addition to travel expenses to and from the LTC. Uniforms, housing, medical care, and meals are furnished by the government during the training. Interested students should contact the Military Science Department.

Cadet Professional Development Training (CPDT) Program

The CPDT program supplements campus training with practical leader development experiences and some additional skill identifier awarding courses. Cadets train in Army schools and with Active and Reserve units. CPDT consists of two subprograms, Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) and Cadet Practical Field Training (CPFT).

Basic Airborne School (BAC)

The Basic Airborne Course is a three-week training program conducted by the Airborne Department, USAIC, Fort Benning, Georgia that trains students in the use of the parachute as a means of combat deployment. Successful completion qualifies cadets to wear the Parachutist Badge.

Air Assault School (AAS)

Located at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, the AAS is a 10 day course of instruction that trains cadets on Combat Assault Operations involving associated equipment and U.S. Army rotary-wing aircraft. Successful completion qualifies cadets to wear the Air Assault Badge. This eleven day course is very demanding both physically and mentally, involving obstacle courses and several long ruck marches. You will learn the basics of aircraft familiarization and recognition, slingload operations, and rappelling.

Mountain Warfare School (MWS)

This is a two-week program conducted at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vermont. The course teaches cadets the skills needed to operate in a mountainous environment during the summer and fall. Mountain Warfare introduces you to the techniques and tactics required to operate in a mountainous environment under hostile conditions. The emphasis is on field exercises where you learn mountain-related skills.

Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT)

Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT) offers the MS III cadet the opportunity to perform the duties of a Second Lieutenant for up to one month with an active duty unit. MS III graduates of the ROTC Advanced Camp may attend CTLT for 3 to 4 weeks immediately following attendance at the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) in the summer following their MS III year. Actual duties performed will vary by branch and unit but will generally be those duties expected of a Second Lieutenant in that unit. Many cadets will serve as either platoon leaders or assistant platoon leaders.

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