Summer Training

Leadership Development and Assessment Course

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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.
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Leaders Training Course

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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 Advanced Army ROTC on campus--provided you have two years of college remaining (undergraduate or graduate).
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Nurse Summer Training Program

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The NSTP program introduces you the to 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. NSTP is 3 weeks in length and takes place at various Army Medical Facilities.
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Airborne School

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Airborne School gives cadets the opportunity to attend the United States Army jump school located at Fort Benning, GA. The course is three weeks long and consists of three phases, Ground, Tower, and Jump. At the completion of the school cadets will have conducted 5 jumps and will be entitled to wear the Army Airborne Badge. Slots for Airborne School are highly competitive and awarded to cadets that excel both in ROTC and academically.
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Air Assault School

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Air Assault school gives cadets the opportunity to train at the United States Army Air Assault school located at Fort Campbell, KY. The course is 11 days long and consists of three phases, combat Assault, Slingload Operations, Rappelling, and concludes with a 12-mile foot march. AT the completion of the course, cadets will have conducted three rappels from a Blackhawk and are entitled to wear the Army Air Assault Badge. Slots for Air Assault School are highly competitive and awarded to cadets that excel both in ROTC and academically.
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Mountain Warfare School

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Mountain Warfare school gives cadets the opportunity to train at the United States Army Mountain Warfare school in Jericho, VT. The course is divided into a Summer and Winter Phase, both of which last 14 days. Soldiers will learn specialized skills required for operating in mountainous terrain, under all climatic conditions, day and night. Upon completion of both the Summer and Winter phases, cadets will be entitled to wear the Army Mountain Warfare Badge. Slots for Mountain Warfare School are highly competitive and awarded to cadets that excel both in ROTC and academically.
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