Summer Opportunities

AIRBORNE TRAINING:

The US Army Airborne School, located at Ft. Benning, Georgia, is available to cadets who are enrolled in the program. Priority is to contracted cadets. The course is two weeks long, consisting of a ground & tower week and jump week. Each week focuses on a different type of training designed to teach you how to parachute out of airplanes and helicopters and walk away from the landing. It is an exciting non-stop course that will push you to the limit. This course is the basis for entry into the elite world of the paratrooper.


AIR ASSAULT TRAINING:

Air Assault training is available at different Army posts across the country, but is headquartered out of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. This two week course is available to cadets who are enrolled in the program, with priority going to contracted cadets. Students learn the characteristics of Army aircraft, how to sling load equipment safely for aerial transport, and learn how to rappel out of helicopters. This is a physically and mentally demanding course that culminates in a 12 mile timed road march in full combat equipment. The knowledge, self-discipline and esprit de corps that you gain will be valuable throughout your life.


NORTHERN WARFARE TRAINING:

Northern Warfare training will train you how to survive in the worst of conditions. It is conducted in the heart of the Alaska wilderness. It will also train in art of maneuvering and conducting missions in all types of weather and on all types of terrain. The course is conducted in three parts: River Operations, Mountaineering, and Glacier Operations. This course is not for the faint of heart so if you land a spot at Northern Warfare School you'd better be prepared.


MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING:

Mountain Warfare School, located in Jericho, Vermont at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, is a four week course that is divided into two phases: a two week summer phase and a two week winter phase.  This course is physically demanding and mentally challenging for all who attend.  Soldiers from other countries as well as Special Forces from all of the United States armed services frequently attend this school for some of the best mountain training in the world.


CADET TROOP LEADER TRAINING (CTLT):

CTLT increases a cadet's leadership experience in the summer between the Junior and Senior year, after successful completion of Advanced Camp. The Cadet is assigned to a platoon leader position in an active Army unit and given an opportunity to lead soldiers. It familiarizes cadets with the command, training, administration and logistical functions of active duty units. It also exposes cadets to the on-duty and off-duty environment of the junior officer.


LEADER'S TRAINING COURSE (LTC):

You may qualify to attend LTC if you:

  • Have not taken Military Science I and II
  • Are medically qualified to attend
  • Are transferring from a school that did not offer ROTC
  • Are a junior or community college graduate entering an ROTC school and have no prior active or Reserve Component military service
  • Are a graduate student starting a two-year program
  • Are a high school graduate entering a military junior college

For more information regarding LTC, go to the official website at http://www.armyrotc.com/basiccamp/index_2.html

Students with prior military service, or who took Junior ROTC, may be given credit for Basic Course completion and would not be required to attend the Leader's Training Course.

Leader's Training course is attended during the summer between your sophomore and junior years of college for five weeks at Fort Knox (Louisville), Kentucky. The purpose of the Leader's Training Course is to provide instruction in the basic leadership and technical skills that will prepare you for your junior and senior years of ROTC. During this camp you have the opportunity to compete for available two year or Guaranteed Reserve Forces scholarships. All travel expenses are paid and you are paid while attending camp.