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!!!
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. Qualified cadets can attend any one of the schools located in Schofield Barracks, HI, Fort Drum, NY, Fort Polk, LA, or Fort Campbell, KY.
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.
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.
Leaders Training Course LTC
Leaders Training Course is a four week course Leadership course located in Fort Knox, KY. Cadets are taught leadership, teamwork, and problem solving by being placed in rigorous and challenging exercises. Cadets also learn to rappel, fire an M-16, perform several obstacle courses.
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.
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.
The ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) or operation WARRIOR FORGE is the most important training event for an Army ROTC cadet or National Guard Officer Candidate. The 33-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 and officer candidate 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 and officer candidates must meet established standards in physical fitness, weapons training, communication, combat patrols and demonstrate their proficiency in many other military skills. Cadets and officer candidates must excel at WARRIOR FORGE to be considered competitive for a commission as an Army officer.
Over 5000 Army ROTC cadets and National Guard Officer Candidates from throughout the nation will attend WARRIOR FORGE. WARRIOR FORGE will consist of 13 ROTC and 2 OCS training cycles with the first cycle beginning in June and the last cycle graduating in August.