At lab, Cadets learn and refine their knowledge of drill and ceremony, land navigation, and basic infantry tactics. Lab is held one day a week for 3 hours. A Lab schedule will be published for each semester indicating meeting place, uniform and general plan.
Field Training Exercise (FTX)
Each semester a three-day FTX is conducted, beginning Friday and lasting until Sunday. The FTX is held in either a field or garrison environment and held at a military training site. Training includes day and night land navigation, Situational Tactical Exercises (STX) in infantry tactics, and Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM).
Physical Training (PT)
PT formations are held three days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Focus areas are cardio/muscular strength, muscular strength/flexibility movement and endurance conditioning. Occasionally we will have a Friday fun event such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, etc. A PT schedule will be published for each semester to include the time, meeting place, uniform and event. Remedial PT may be assigned to those not performing to standard.
Cadet Basic Camp
Basic Camp produces a Cadet grounded in foundational leadership doctrine and skills by following and leading; demonstrates proficiency in individual and collective tasks at the team and squad level; can apply in a physcally demanding, complex, tactical environment; who comprehends critical thinking and problem solving using Troop Leading Procedures; comprehends the value of diversity and understands the officers' role in leading change; understands the fundementals of the Army as a profession.
Course Length: 4 Weeks
Cadet Advanced Camp
Advanced Camp produces a Cadet who is physically and mentally capable of leading the platoon level; is tactically proficient; applies fundamentally sound techniques grounded in doctrine; anticipates problems; applies the Troop Leading Procedures to plan, rehearse, and execute mission context problems; applies and analyzes military education, training and experience to excercise initiative in problem solving during tactical problems at the platoon level; applies essential components of the Army Profession nested in the cross cultural competence; capitalizes on team members' military education, training, and experience to excercise initiative in problem solving at the platoon level, communicates complex thoughts in a logical and easily understood manner and is dedicated to excellence and accepts accountability for self and assigned unit; willingly gathers input from team members to problem solve.
Course Length: 4 Weeks
Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT)
CTLT Internship program provides Cadets the opportunity to excercise leadership in Army Table of Organization and Equipment (TO&E) units in a CONUS or OCONUS unit. Cadets serve in lieutenant level platoon leadership positions in active duty units. Cadets get opportunites to apply leadership skills, interact with Company Commanders, other junior officers, skilled Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and juniro NCOs in an operational Army environment. CTLT is exculsively designed for MS III Cadets who have graduated from the Advanced Camp. CTLT Cadets receive a formal evalution/Officer Evalution Report (OE) from their active duty chain of command at completion of the course.
Course Length: 3-4 Weeks
The Army's Basic Airborne Course is a three week course conducted by the Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia that trains students in the use of the parachute as a means of combat deployment. 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 that trains Cadets on Combat Assault Operations involving associated equipment and U.S. Army helicopters. Successful completion of the course allows Cadets to wear the air assault badge.
Mountain Warfare Training
The Army's Mountain Warfare School is held in Jericho, Vermont. 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.
Northern Warfare Cadet Orientation Course (NWCOC)
NWCOC is a two week program conducted at Fort Greeley, Alaska. The course is designed to train Cadets in the skills required for conducting military operations in typical mountainous terrain found throughout the world. Special emphasis is placed on basic military mountaineering.