Following the completion of Advanced Camp at the end of their junior year (and occasionally prior to the Leadership Development and Assesment Course!) cadets are eligible to apply for selected Army training. This training is perfect for cadets who wish to experience the Army firsthand.
The US Army Airborne School, located at Ft. Benning, Georgia, is available to cadets that are enrolled in the program. The course is three weeks long, consisting of a ground week, a tower week and a jump week. With each week comes different types of training designed to teach you to parachute from airplanes and helicopters. It is an exciting non-stop course that will push you to the limit. By graduation all students will make five airplane jumps!
NORTHERN WARFARE TRAINING
Northern Warfare training will train you how to survive in the worst of conditions. It also trains you in the art of moving and conducting missions in all types of weather and on all types of terrain. This course is not for the faint of heart; if you land a spot at Northern Warfare School, you'd better be prepared.
AIR ASSAULT TRAINING
Air Assault training is available at different Army posts across the country. It is a 10-day course that consists of physical training, sling-load training, rappelling and a 12 mile road march. This is a tough course that will exhaust you physically and mentally, but in the long run it will be worth every ounce of energy you put into it!
MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING
Mountain Warfare School is a two-week course taught by the Vermont National Guard at Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vermont. Both a summer and a winter phase are offered. The training is designed to make you an expert in mountain operations. Mountain Warfare School is both physically and mentally demanding. Training is non-stop, 15 hours per day for 14 days. If you can carry a 65-pound rucksack up to 5 miles per day in mountainous terrain, and are competent with both day and night land navigation, you may have what it takes to complete this intense training
CADET TROOP LEADER TRAINING
CTLT increases each cadet's leadership experience. Cadets are assigned to a platoon leader position in a regular active duty Army unit and given an opportunity to lead soldiers. It provides cadets with first hand experience in the command, training, administration, and logistical functions of active duty units. It also exposes cadets to the on-duty and off-duty environment of the junior officer.
NURSE SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM
NSTP is a clinical elective offered at Army hospitals in the United States and Germany. NSTP is a paid elective attended during the summer between your junior and senior years of college. It gives you the opportunity to develop both your leadership and nursing skills. It will introduce you to the Army Medical Department and the roles and responsibilities of an Army Nurse Corps officer.
OLMSTED CULTURAL IMMERSION PROGRAM
OCIP is to be considered as much a broadening and leadership development opportunity as an academic or scholastic opportunity. Travel must be to and in a non-English speaking country with exposure to foreign languages, diverse cultural perspectives and a consideration of the role of U.S. policy in that country or region.
LEADER'S TRAINING COURSE
The main focus of LTC is to develop your leadership skills through exposure to interactive personal and group experiences. You will also be introduced to the soldierization experience, as you will learn many of the basic soldier skills that set us apart from our civilian colleagues. Army drill sergeants and cadre from universities across the nation play key roles in your experience as they lead you through your daily training routine. Your cadre team will provide you daily feedback and counseling on your successes and areas still needing improvement. Through this experience, you will learn how and when to lead others and the importance of teamwork in accomplishing a common goal. More importantly you will be taught the values and ethos of an Army officer and what is required to achieve this distinction.
Office Phone: 956-882-7621 or 882-7631
Recruiting Officer: 956-381-3601 or 358-4225