Army ROTC Offers Many Opportunities: There is more to Army ROTC than just classroom and field training exercises. Army ROTC offers many opportunities for cadets to get to know their fellow cadets better and increase their skills in a variety of areas. Check out these events and activities below:
- Color Guard: The Troy Army ROTC Color Guard represents the Military Science Department by carrying the American, Army and state flags during the various ceremonies including every home Trojan football game and other sporting events in conjunction with the Air Force ROTC Color Guard and community events. The Color Guard provides an activity for cadets interested in developing skills in close order drill and building self-confidence and discipline. To request a color guard for your event, contact the Army ROTC department at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Field Training Exercise (FTX):1 to 3 day training events held on-campus or at other locations such as FT Benning,
FT Rucker and FT McClellan. Events include land navigation, basic rifle marksmanship,
confidence course, obstacle course, Leadership Reaction Course, weapons simulators
and squad tactical training.
- Ranger Challenge: The Ranger Challenge is a great opportunity for schools to “compete” with each other completing military tasks. This is also a great way for cadets to challenge themselves. Cadets test their Army knowledge in a written examination as well as compete in physical fitness drills and field exercises. Cadets who compete in a Ranger Challenge return to their battalion with stronger bonds and sharper skills.
- Basic Camp: is a 30-day initial entry/basic-training event which trains and educates cadets on basic military skills from individual tasks to the team and squad level and continues to build a foundation to establish the critical thinking skills necessary to become a U.S. Army Officer.
- Advanced Camp (AC): Advanced Camp is a 31-day summer training event focused on solving complex problems at the squad and platoon-level. Cadets arrive at AC with requisite leadership attributes and competencies to confidently demonstrate leadership ability through critical thinking and problem solving capability developed during the academic year. AC builds upon on-campus training and develops the cadet’s small unit leadership ability in a tactical environment.
- Airborne School: Airborne School is a three-week training event and its purpose is to qualify individuals in the use of the parachute as a means of combat deployment and to develop leadership, self-confidence and an aggressive spirit through mental and physical conditioning. Airborne School consists of three phases: Ground Week, Tower Week and Jump Week.
- Air Assault School: Air Assault School qualifies soldiers to conduct airmobile and air assault helicopter operations, which include aircraft orientation, sling-load operations, proper rappelling techniques and fast-rope techniques. The school itself is 10 days of rigorous, fast paced training but focuses on training that develops intense concentration and skills with a commitment to safety and preparation. The high standards of the school require the student to take part in a 19 km (12-mile) rucksack march in under three hours on the morning of graduation to be awarded their wings.
- CULP: Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP), provide the U.S. Army Cadet Command and subordinate units a holistic strategy for culture and foreign language that prescribes a framework for culture and foreign language education and training. Culture and Language Deployments are NOT tourist tours and its mission supports the Embassy’s strategic plan for that country. Many of these missions are performed in austere conditions, which include unusual living conditions, foods and risks of common traveler’s illnesses. However, during these missions, cadets receive an educational experience unmatched by anything they accomplish in college.
- CTLT: The Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) provides cadets the opportunity to experience leadership by serving in lieutenant-level leadership positions within active-duty units. CTLT is conducted at many Army bases nationwide or in the Federal Republic of Germany or the Republic of Korea. Cadets are assigned a unit mentor and are provided on-post lodging and meals via a dining facility. This program is exclusively designed for MS III Cadets before or after completion of their Advanced Summer Camp.