Cadet Training

During Summer

LTC is four weeks of intense classroom and field training held in the summer at Fort Knox, KY. This course is an accelerated version of the two years of leadership development training Cadets receive in the Basic Course. By transforming yourself through this rigorous training, you will qualify for enrollment in the Army ROTC Advanced Course on campus-provided you have two years of college remaining (undergraduate or graduate).

Every Army ROTC Cadet who enters into the Advanced Course attends the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). It's a five week course to evaluate and train all Army ROTC Cadets, and includes land navigation, weapon familiarization, cultural awareness, situational training exercises and garrison operations. Cadets normally attend this course between their MSL 3 and 4 years, and it is conducted at Fort Lewis, WA.

The 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Infantry Regiment has the responsibility to conduct the U.S. Army Airborne School. The Airborne School instructors are the world renowned "Black Hats" and are from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. Students are trained in the use of static line deployed parachutes at Fort Benning. The course is three weeks long and consists of "Ground Week", "Tower Week" and "Jump Week".

Cadets selected for Air Assault School attend one of the several Air Assault Courses held at Army posts across the country. Approximately, 10 days in length, this course trains students on the use of helicopters for combat deployment, including transportation, rigging and sling-loading equipment, and rappelling as a method of departure.

Jericho, VT - two-week program that introduces Cadets to the techniques and tactics required to operate in a mountainous environment under hostile conditions.

The Northern Warfare Training Center trains students to operate in demanding cold weather and mountainous environments. Cadets selected for this school attend the Basic Mountaineering Course at Fort Wainwright, AK, which is approximately 14 days long and also teaches the tactics, techniques and procedures for small unit mountain operations.

Each year, Cadets may be eligible for a practical leadership program known as Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT). For approximately one month, Cadets gain experience through assignment with an active duty Army units worldwide as an assistant platoon leader.