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Training Opportunities

Cadets have the opportunity to attend summer training programs and schools. Attendance at the schools is based on the numbers of available slots and is at the discretion of the Professor of Military Science.

Cadet Basic and Advanced Courses
Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET)

  CIET - Cadet Initial Entry Training is part of the Basic Course training. It is a 29 day training down in Fort Knox, Kentucky with the aim to motivate and qualify Cadets for entry into the Senior ROTC Program. Cadets gain an experience that runs the gamut of Army life and the responsibilities of being an officer. The course instills confidence and decision-making abilities to become a leader, in the Army and in life. Graduation from CIET will be the first steps in your successful officer career.

Cadet Leadership Course (CLC)

  Cadet initial Entry Training is part of the Advance Course training. It is a 29 day training down in Fort Knox, Kentucky with the purpose to train ROTC Cadets to the Army standards, to develop their leadership skills, and to evaluate their officer potential. Every day at CLC will be a day of training covering one of these topics: Land Navigation, Confidence Training, Field Leader's Reaction Course, CBRNE, U.S. Weapons Familiarization, Cultural Awareness, First Aid, Maneuver Training and Tactics. Graduation from CLC allows a student to continue into their Senior Year of training.


Cadet Leadership Training

Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT)

  The Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) track provides Cadets the opportunity to experience leadership in Army units over a three to four week period. Cadets serve in lieutenant-level leadership positions in active-duty units. Assignments include units that are located CONUS and OCONUS. This program is exclusively designed for MS III Cadets before and after completion of CLC.


Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT)

  The four-week Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT) track provides Cadets the opportunity to serve in a platoon leader or executive officer position in Cadet Initial Entry Military Training companies and work closely with Drill Sergeants and other cadre. This program is exclusively designed for MS III Cadets.

Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP)

  Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program is designed to give participants experience with either humanitarian service, host nation military-to-military contact, or education on the social, cultural and historical aspects of a foreign country. Immersion into foreign cultures exposes Cadets to the realities that other countries have vastly different lifestyles, economic standing and world prespective. Cadets travel with approximately 20 Cadets led by senior leader Cadre, and the trips last approximately one month.

Cadet Internships

There are many opportunities available to cadets to gain real world internship experience, for complete information Click here.


Research or Specialty Internships: Army Science Board (ASB); Chaplainry Internship Program (CHIP); Research Internship Program (RIP); Public Affairs Officer Internship Program (PAOIP); Forensic Internship Program (FIP); Intelligence and Security Command Internship Program (INSCOMIP) ; Joint Counter-IED OIC/SIMS Internship Program (JTCOICSIMSIP); National Nuclear Security Administration Internship Program (NNSAIP); Rapid Equipping Force Internship Program (REFIP).


Degree-based Internships: AMEDD Internship Program (AMEDDIP); Engineer Internship Program (EIP); Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)

Cadet Practical Field Training
Airborne Training

  The Army's Basic Airborne Course is a three week course held at Fort Benning, GA. Students at the course will learn basic parachuting techniques employed by the Army. The course is divided into three - one week phases. Ground Week emphasizes the physical training needed to properly conduct slips and parachute landing falls. During Tower Week, students will learn proper exiting procedures from a mock aircraft. The last week of the course, Jump Week, involves five jumps from a aircraft. Successful completion of the course authorizes Cadets to wear the basic parachutist badge.

Air Assault Training

  Basic Air Assault Training is a ten day course held at Fort Campbell, KY. Students at the course will learn fast roping techniques, sling load operations, Army aircraft specifications, and rappelling. Cadets wishing to participate in Air Assault Training must be able to complete an Army Obstacle Course and a twelve mile road march in under three hours. Successful completion of the course allows Cadets to wear the air assault badge.

Mountain Warfare Training

  The Army's Mountain Warfare School is held at the Jericho Firing Range in Jericho, VT. Students at the course learn knot tying, rappelling, vertical assent, mountain survival, first aid, and land navigation utilizing an altimeter. The course utilizes daily road marches with practical exercises of classroom lectures.