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Cadet Life

The Basics

Army ROTC training consists of about ten hours a week, allowing student-cadets to focus on their academic course work and other extracurricular activities that they may be involved in.

Physical Training: 6:30AM to 7:30AM:

ROTC Cadets: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday(4 hours per week)

Leadership Lab: 2:00PM to 5:00PM: Thursday

Military Science Class: Class time may vary according to the Student/Cadet’s grade level.

Field Training: This is an opportunity to give our cadets a chance to apply Military Tactics and Basic Soldiering Skills on a Military Installation. Field Training Exercises or FTXs take place 1 weekend each semester. All cadets will attend at least one field training each semester, and cadets have the option of volunteering for additional field training.

Cadet Summer Training: Basic and Advanced Course

Army ROTC instruction is divided between the basic and the advanced course.

In their first two years, cadets learn fundamental military skills, the Army Values, and other leadership traits. Cadets will attend a summer training course called Basic Course in between sophomore and junior year. This summer training course compliments the basic ROTC course and furthers cadet education and military skills.

Cadets in the advanced course learn advanced military tactics, ethics, and further develop their leadership ability through increased responsibilities and assignments. Cadets travel to Fort Knox, KY, for Cadet Leader Course (CLC) in the summer between their junior and senior year of college. CLC instructs and assesses cadets from across the country on leadership skills and military tasks.