Summer Training Opportunities
The course is three weeks long and consists of "Ground Week", "Tower Week" and "Jump Week". Rigorous physical training (PT) is emphasized throughout the entire course. The initial entry PT test consists of the standard Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). All age groups must pass this test using the 17—21 age group standards.
Robin Sage is a summer Special Forces training program conducted at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center at Ft. Bragg, N.C. Its purpose is a culminating training exercise for Soldiers undergoing Special Forces training. ROTC Cadets act as insurgent members of a growing resistance force in the fictional country of Pineland. They will be assigned to one of 15 "G" bands consisting of 3-4 Cadets, approximately 15-20 other regular Army soldiers, and 1 "G" chief.
Cadet Troop Lead TrainingThe Cadet Professional Development Program (CPDT) provides Cadets with summer training opportunities during the MSL II and MSL III summer months and winter and spring breaks. CPDT is further broken into four sections. Cadet Practical Field Training (CPFT) and Cadet Leader Training (CLT). The Cadet Leader Training consists of Cadet Troop Lead Training (CTLT), Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT), Internships and the Cultural Language Program (CULP).
Cadet Leader Training (CLT) is a two track program: Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) and Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT).
The Cadet Troop Leader Training track provides Cadets the opportunity to experience leadership in Army units over a three to four week period. Cadets serve in lieutenant-level leadership positions in active duty units. Platoon Leader positions have a 3-4 week duration depending on the hosting unit and location. Assignments include units that are located in both the United States and foreign countries. Cadets are assigned a unit mentor, and are provided on-post lodging and meals via a dining facility (DFAC). This program is exclusively designed for MSIII Cadets after completion of LDAC.
Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT). The 4-week DCLT program provides Cadets with the opportunity to serve in a platoon leader or executive officer position in Initial Military Training (IMT) companies and to work closely with Drill Sergeants and other cadre. Position lengths vary in duration depending on the host unit and location. Cadets have the opportunity to apply leadership skills, interact with highly skilled and experienced Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) and drill sergeants, and improve common task skill proficiency in an Army training environment.
Cadets must attend a Staff Cadre Training Course (SCTC) prior to training in IMT units.This program is exclusively designed for MSIII Cadets.
The Internship track offers a myriad of opportunities for Cadets who seek additional training in specialized areas such as scientific application, engineering, nursing, medicine, intelligence, cultural awareness, and language proficiency. The internship types, locations, and allocations change significantly from year to year. Cadet Command is significantly increasing overseas opportunities focused on cultural awareness and language proficiency. These programs are meant primarily for MSII and MSIII Cadets. Select the Internship link to see more information on each program. In some cases an MSI Cadet can request an exception to this policy.
Culture and Language Awareness Program. The Department of the Army is currently developing a comprehensive strategy to define, assess, and train culture and language proficiency skills. Part of this strategy is expected to address how Cadet Command increases Cadet language learning exposure. Cultural awareness training is already incorporated into our curriculum at LDAC, and now in many overseas cultural immersion internship opportunities. Participating Cadets develop cultural awareness skills and appreciation of cultural differences and recognize potential impact on assigned missions.
All training that is equal to or greater than 28 days total in length qualifies a Cadet to receive the annually adjusted Cadet pay stipend. The average Cadet Pay rate is $30.97 per day of training.