Cadet Summer Training

Cadet Summer Training
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command/U.S Army Cadet Command

What is it?

Cadet Summer Training is the largest annual training event in the Army. It is designed to lay the foundation of Army future leaders in the Active force, Army Reserve and National Guard. Each year, 10,000 Cadets from around the country attend training in Basic or Advanced Camp. Approximately 1,500 other Cadets participate in professional development opportunities such as internships and the Cadet Coalition Warfighter Program.

Cadet Summer Training is held at Fort Knox, Kentucky and other locations throughout the U.S. and around the world. This training is divided into:

  • Basic Camp - focuses on standardized basic military training and discipline to reduce variance of Cadet proficiency in basic military skills through individual and junior leader tasks while reinforcing the Warrior Ethos and Army Values. This is an intense 31-day introduction to Army life and leadership training for the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).
  • Advanced Camp - an intense 37-day outcome driven, complex problem solving training event that focuses on platoon-level operations. It is a scenario driven, CTC-like training event that focuses on leadership development and evaluation. Advanced Camp is a must pass event to Commission as a second lieutenant.
  • Cadet Coalition Warfighter Program - provides select Cadets with tools to lead cooperatively with allies and partners. This program sends approximately 1,000 Cadets to over 20 countries to improve cultural awareness in a coalition environment. Month-long deployments support the Combatant Commands' security cooperation lines of effort.
  • Cadet Professional Development Training -- provides a variety of leadership and professional development training opportunities for Cadets each summer. This program offers Army skills courses such as Airborne and Air Assault schools, Cadet Troop Leader Training, and internships.

Why is this important to the Army?

Cadet Command produces approximately 70 percent of the officer corps. Leadership development is at the centerpiece of its Military Science curriculum. Cadet Summer Training develops the basic Soldiers skills, develops and evaluates leadership attributes required to create our Army's future leaders.

What are APP State ROTC Cadets doing this summer?

This summer we are sending 20 Cadets to Fort Knox (Kentucky) for Advance or Basic Camp; 2 to Fort Campbell (Kentucky) for an Internship with the 5th Special Forces Group; 2 to Air Assault School; and one each to Airborne School at Fort Benning (Georgia), Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) at Fort Bragg (North Carolina), Cadet Leadership Training Program at Fort Bliss (Texas), and the Nurse Summer Training Program at Fort Carson (Colorado). We are also sending a few underclassmen to Fort Bragg to support Special Forces Training (Robin Sage).  


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Published: Jun 24, 2019 10:19am