Special Training Opportunities
Each year, every ROTC Battalion receives a limited number of slots for courses available to their cadets. More information about the individual courses is available below:
widely known as Jump School – conducts the basic paratrooper (military parachutist) training for the United States armed forces. It is operated by the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Infantry, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. The Airborne School conducts the Basic Airborne Course, which is open to troops of both genders from all branches of the United States Department of Defense, Reserve Officer Training Corps, and allied military personnel. All students must volunteer to attend the course.
Air Assault School
Air Assault School qualifies soldiers to conduct airmobile and air assault helicopter operations, to include aircraft orientation, slingload operations, proper rappelling techniques and fast-rope techniques. The school itself is 10 days of rigorous, fast-paced training. The high standards of the school require the student to take part in a 19 km (12-mile) march with rucksack in under three hours on the morning of graduation to be awarded their wings.
Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP)
Spend time with other military forces and and strengthen cultural ties during your time as a Cadet.
Check out this article from UNH Cadet Pantano about her CULP experience.
Cadet Troop Leading Training (CTLT)
Be embedded with an active duty unit and shadow leaders. Unit assignments range from all branches, and may even be stationed outside of the United States.
Check out this article from UNH Cadet Luth about his CTLT experience.
Advanced Camp, also known as Warrior Forge, is the most important training event for an Army ROTC Cadet. Cadets attend Advanced Camp (located in Ft. Knox, Kentucky), usually during the summer prior to their final year of study. The month long training event incorporates a wide range of subjects designed to develop and evaluate leadership ability. These challenges provide a new perspective on an individual's ability to perform mission essential tasks and to make difficult decisions in demanding situations. Top preforming cadets are awarded the Recondo badge, recognizing their acceptionalism in all subjects and events tested.
Basic Camp is a 31-day training course designed to introduce Cadets to the Army. The objective is to develop Cadet leadership skills and train them on individual and junior leader tasks to develop and reinforce Warrior Ethos and our Army Values. Basic Camp provides the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in ROTC, and, ultimately, the Army. Basic Camp Cadets graduate the course prepared to lead at the team (3-4 Cadets) and squad (9-13 Cadets) level.
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