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Cadet Summer Training


Airborne School
This is a three-week course conducted at Fort Benning, GA. Cadets will train alongside officers and enlisted soldiers to jump from an aircraft.


       The first week is Ground Week, where students begin an intensive program of instruction to build individual airborne skills. 
       The second week is Tower Week, where students train on a mock door, Swing Landing Trainer, and potentially the 250-foot Tower. 
       Jump week is the third and final week where students will make a total of five jumps.  Generally, three of these jumps are made with no combat equipment (hollywood) and two jumps are made with combat equipment.

Air Assault School
This is a 10 day course conducted at Fort Campbell Kentucky, Fort Drum New York and Schofield Barracks Hawaii. It is designed to teach air assault skills and procedures while improving basic leadership skills. Air Assault School is broken down into three phases:

  • The first phase is aircraft orientation and aircraft safety
  • The second phase is slingload operations where cadets will learn to prepare and inspect several external loads including an M998HMMWV and a M119 105mm Howitzer.
  • The third phase is the rappelling phase, where cadets will conduct about 15 rappels from a tower and two from a helicopter.


Mountain Warfare School
       This is a two-week course taught by the Vermont National Guard that is broken down into a summer and winter course. Cadets acquire knowledge and skills required to operate in mountainous terrain.  The training is practical, realistic, and strenuous.

Northern Warfare School

       This is a three-week course conducted at Fort Greely, Alaska. Students are taught basic mountain climbing and mountaineering skills to include rock climbing, mountain walking techniques, basic knots, ice climbing, and route selection.

Cadet Troop Leader Training
Cadets serve as a platoon leader for a period of three to four weeks at an Army unit located either within the Continental United Stated (CONUS) or Outside the Continenental United States (OCONUS). Cadets are assigned a Lieutenant to shadow, and are provided on-post lodging and meals via a Dining Facility.