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Summer training

Cadet Summer Training (CST) - Advanced Camp


Each Advance Course, Contracted Cadet is required to attend four weeks of Advanced Camp summer training/assessments as a prerequisite for commissioning. This camp is held annually at Fort Knox, KY typically held between the Junior and Senior year of ROTC. The performance of Cadets during Advanced Camp will be assessed for branching. Due to the impact this camp has on the cadet's future, it is imperative that she or he be adequately prepared before arrival. Advanced Camp is held after the summer of the MSL III year, usually between Junior and Senior school years.

Cadet Summer Training (CST) - Basic Camp


The Basic Camp is an approximately 30-day training camp conducted annually at Fort Knox, Kentucky, for the purpose of qualifying applicants for enrollment in the Advanced Course Senior ROTC Program. The objective of Basic Camp is to develop well disciplined, highly motivated, physically conditioned students; to improve self-confidence, initiative, and leadership potential through progressive practical experience in leadership techniques and to inform students of the significance of military courtesy, discipline, and customs and traditions of the service. The training is designed to develop in cadets the physical and mental characteristics required of junior officers of the armed service. It also provides cadets the opportunity to participate in intensive periods of outdoor practical work and acquaints them with group living, the military environment, and military discipline. Instruction is presented by selected personnel, schooled in the methods of presenting formal instruction, marksmanship, and physical training. Experienced officers and personnel on duty from various colleges and universities maintain contact with the Cadets on a daily basis and provide an accurate objective evaluation of their performance. Successfully completing the course allows Cadets to enroll in the Advanced Course (Junior & Senior Level coursework) in the Senior ROTC Programs.