The Basic Airborne Course, conducted at Fort Benning, GA. is one of the most physically demanding, yet most rewarding courses in the United States Army. This course is available to selected Army ROTC cadets and is three weeks long. It is designed to instruct the student on how to don and adjust the main and reserve parachutes, and individual parachutist equipment. The student also learns how to control the parachute during descent, execute a parachute landing fall and control the parachute on landing. The student will make 5 qualifying jumps. The basic Airborne Course is designated for those who have the desire and possess the motivation and courage to earn the wings, and join the elite fraternity known as "paratroopers."
The U.S. Army Air Assault School is a 10-day course conducted at various locations throughout the Army. The school focuses on Combat Assault Operations involving U.S. Army rotary-wing aircraft and associated equipment. Cadets will learn tactical helo insertion, tactical helo extractions, rappelling from platforms, rappelling from helo, and control of small air assault units.
NORTHERN WARFARE ORIENTATION CORSE (NWOC)
The NWOC is conducted at Fort Greely, Alaska, and familiarizes selected ROTC Cadets with summer military operations in northern areas. Cadets are taught the fundamentals of inland waterway operations, military mountaineering, basic knot tying, and rope management techniques. Training progresses to balance climbing where cadets develop confidence, skills, and abilities required to move over rock. Cadets hone their newly learned skills with further training as members of rope parties, where they use artificial climbing aids such as snap links, pitons, and ropes.
The Mountain Warfare School is a two week program conducted at Ethan Allen Firing Range, Jericho, Vermont. The course teaches cadets the skills needed to operate in a mountainous environment during the summer and fall. The MWS is both physically and mentally demanding and requires a concentrated effort on the part of the student to successfully complete the course.
CADET TROOP LEADER TRAINING (CTLT)\
CTLT is a special training opportunity designed to give the Army cadet a realistic leadership experience while assigned to a US Army unit and performing those duties normally assigned to a newly commissioned second lieutenant. This three week learning experience comes immediately after completion of Warrior Forge. Cadets gain increased leadership experience, become familiar with the command, training, administrative, and logistical functions of a company level unit, and become exposed to the on and off-duty environment of a junior officer.
COMBAT DIVERS QUALIFICATION COURSE
CDQC is a four week course held at Key West, Florida. Before a student can attend the course, he must first successfully pass a rigorous pre-scuba course and master a variety of task all of which are preformed underwater. Upon entering the Scuba Course, students are trained in waterborne operations to include day and night underwater navigation swims, deep dives, diving physics, marine hazards, tides and currents, closed and open circuit swims, and submarine lock in/lock out procedures. The training for this course is extremely time and physical intensive. This event is open to male cadets only.
CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING & LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
For Army ROTC Cadets, the world is their classroom. Every year hundreds of Cadets travel the globe, spending up to three weeks immersed in foreign cultures, learning more about how others around the world view the U.S. and, in the process, learning more about themselves.
The Army recognizes the need for young leaders to develop more cultural awareness and foreign language proficiency skills. Now more than ever, cultural awareness training is a vital component to the ROTC curriculum. Overseas immersions help educate future leaders in ways the classroom cannot.
Cadets now have the opportunity to compete for immersion in more than 20 countries. These opportunities expose them to everyday life in different cultures and intensifies language study, which helps produce commissioned officers who possess the right blend of language and cultural skills required to support global operations in the 21st Century.
Participants experience up to three different venues during immersion, including host nation military-to-military exchange, humanitarian service, and education on the social, cultural and historical aspects of the country. In 2018, CU&LP deployed teams of SROTC Cadets (May thru August) to develop culturally astute future leaders, strengthen strategic relationships, and support theater security cooperation objectives. Cadet Command sent 959 Cadets and 150 cadre to 26 different countries supporting Combatant Command security cooperation lines of effort.