Training

Basic Camp

Basic Camp is located at Fort Knox, KY and serves as a training program to satisfy the first two years (MSI & MSII) of ROTC. All travel expenses are paid for and cadets are paid for their time there. While there, cadets will be provided with instruction in basic leadership and technical skills that will prepare them for their junior and senior years of ROTC. A cadet is required to take this course if they plan to complete the program in only two years, unless they have prior enlisted military service.

Advanced Camp

Advanced Camp is located at Fort Knox, KY and is the pinnacle assessment event in a cadet’s career. Cadets are required to attend either the summer after their MSIII year (regular track) or after their MSIV year (end of camp commissionee). While there, cadets will receive training and be assessed on their ability to lead others in platoon level infantry tactics as well as in a garrison environment. Upon successful completion cadets are given an evaluation report based on their performance which will be used by the U.S. Army in determining a cadet’s national ranking. All travel expenses are paid for and cadets are paid for their time there. Successful completion is required to complete the ROTC program and commission.

Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)

Nursing students who are also Army ROTC Cadets have an opportunity for a unique summer nursing experience. The paid, three-week Nurse Summer Training Program assigns Cadets to Army hospitals throughout the U.S. and Germany. The nursing program introduces you to the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and to the roles and responsibilities of an Army Nurse Corps Officer. Under the supervision of an experienced Army Nurse Corps Officer, you will obtain hands-on experience. Your one-on-one clinical experience will allow you to hone your clinical skills, develop your problem-solving techniques and become comfortable with developing your professional skills as a member of the U.S. Army Healthcare Team.

Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT)

Cadets selected for CTLT are attached to an active duty Army unit in the United States, Europe, or Asia for 2-4 weeks following completion of Advanced Camp. During their training, they are mentored by an active duty officer assigned to that unit and learn the responsibilities associated with the job of their assigned mentor.

Air Assault School

Cadets selected for Air Assault School learn the tasks of slingload operations and landing zone operations. Cadets are required to rappel from 75 feet and complete two 12-mile ruck marches. Completion of the course earns the cadets the right to wear the Air Assault Badge.

Airborne School

Cadets selected for Airborne School go through three weeks of training – Ground Week, Tower Week, and Jump Week – to complete five parachute jumps and earn their Airborne wings. Physical fitness and an ability to overcome fear of heights required.