Required Summer Training
Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET)
Cadets take part in the Cadet Initial Entry Training if they enter Army ROTC going into their junior year. This course, made up of four phases, allows Cadets to “catch up” to those who joined in their freshman or sophomore years. The first phase introduces Cadets to the Army and prepares them for the next three phases consisting of team building, leadership development, and Field Training Exercises.
Cadet Leadership Course
Every Army ROTC Cadet who enters into the Advanced Course attends the Cadet Leadership Course. It’s a four-week summer course to evaluate and train all Army ROTC Cadets. This course normally takes place between your junior and senior years of college, and is conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky. It is the culmination of all training Cadets receive prior to senior year.
Elective Summer Training
A three-week course held at Ft. Benning, GA, Airborne trains cadets to safely and successfully parachute from the C-130 cargo aircraft. After successfully completing all training and undergoing four daytime jumps and one nighttime jump, cadets will earn the right to wear airborne wings on their uniform.
Held at Ft. Campbell, KY, Air Assault qualifies cadets to conduct airmobile and air assault helicopter operations. After successfully completing all training, to include a 10k ruck march, cadets will earn the right to wear the coveted air assault wings on their uniform.
The Army Cultural Understanding and Language Program sends cadets across the globe to better learn languages and understand foreign cultures. Cadets typically work with either a non-governmental agency, like Cross-Cultural Solutions, or with a foreign nation’s military. In years past, Cadets have traveled to countries such as China, Tanzania, Morocco, Russia, Senegal, Korea, Ghana, and Botswana.
The summer of LDAC, cadets have an opportunity to grow their leadership skills by direct interaction with real-world soldiers through the Cadet Troop Leader Training and Drill Cadet Leader Training programs. The two programs have a cadet shadow an active-duty Second Lieutenant or current Drill Sergeant.