NDSU ARMY ROTC

STRENGTH AND HONOR



ADDITIONAL TRAINING


Cadets have the opportunity to attend summer training programs and schools. Attendance at the schools is based on the numbers of available slots and is at the discretion of the Professor of Military Science.


Cadet Leader Training
Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT)

  CTLT is designed to give cadets realistic leadership experience along with a first-hand knowledge of the duties, responsibilities, and living conditions of a lieutenant in the United States Army. Cadets are assigned for three weeks to an active duty Army unit. They are assigned to a sponsor who will serve as a mentor for the duration of the program. Participation in this program is usually limited to graduates of LDAC but before the commencement of Autumn Quarter.


  Once Cadets are selected to participate in the program and placed on orders, successful completion of the course becomes a commissioning requirement. This requirement is waiverable. At the conclusion of CTLT, their sponsor will send an evaluation report to the PMS for future counseling and evaluation. Most branches of the Army offer CTLT spots. However, the type of unit and number of available slots changes on a yearly basis.


Drill Cadet Leader Training (DCLT)

  Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT) is a 4-week program that provides cadets an 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 serve in positions with the cadre of Initial Entry Training (IET) and One-Station Unit Training (OSUT) units -- Basic Combat Training. Non-SMP MSL III cadets are assigned to the DCLT program by their professor of military science and must successfully complete the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) before proceeding to their assigned position.


Cadet Internships
Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)

  The NSTP Clinical elective provides nursing Cadets progressive experience in a clinical environment while introducing them to the duties, roles, responsibilities, and expectations of a junior Army Nurse Corps Officer. The NSTP aims to develop, practice, and evaluate leadership skills in a clinical environment based on acquired knowledge. Cadets will also become familiar with the Army Medical Department and develop the interpersonal skills needed as a member of the Army Nurse Corps. Participation is limited to Nursing majors.


Cadet Practical Field Training
Airborne Training

  The Army's Basic Airborne Course is a three week course held at Fort Benning, GA. Students at the course will learn basic parachuting techniques employed by the Army. The course is divided into three - one week phases. Ground Week emphasizes the physical training needed to properly conduct slips and parachute landing falls. During Tower Week, students will learn proper exiting procedures from a mock aircraft. The last week of the course, Jump Week, involves five jumps from a aircraft. Successful completion of the course authorizes Cadets to wear the basic parachutist badge.


Air Assault Training

  Basic Air Assault Training is a ten day course held at Fort Campbell, KY. Students at the course will learn fast roping techniques, sling load operations, Army aircraft specifications, and rappelling. Cadets wishing to participate in Air Assault Training must be able to complete an Army Obstacle Course and a twelve mile road march in under three hours. Successful completion of the course allows Cadets to wear the air assault badge.


Mountain Warfare Training

  The Army's Mountain Warfare School is held at the Jericho Firing Range in Jericho, VT. Students at the course learn knot tying, rappelling, vertical assent, mountain survival, first aid, and land navigation utilizing an altimeter. The course utilizes daily road marches with practical exercises of classroom lectures.


Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program
The Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program (CULP)

  Cadets now receive opportunity to compete for immersion in more than 40 countries. These opportunities expose them to everyday life in different cultures and intensifies language study, which helps produce commissioned officers who possess the right blend of language and cultural skills required to support global operations in the 21st Century.


  Participants experience up to three different venues during immersion, including humanitarian service, host nation military-to-military contact and education on the social, cultural and historical aspects of the country. In 2012, 1,200 ROTC Cadets traveled across the world and participated in Cadet Command's CULP program. The future goal is for at least half of all Cadets to complete a CULP Immersion Internship annually.


Summer Army ROTC training
Leader's Development and Assessment Course (LDAC)

  LDAC is a course all ROTC Cadets must complete in order to receive a commission in the United States Army. It is held in Ft. Lewis, WA and lasts roughly seven weeks. Cadets are tested on leadership potential and skills learned during their completed years of ROTC Training. A final Cadet Evaluation Record is given to each cadet to be used for their accessions packet. Evaluated events include garrison operations, land navigation, physical fitness, Field Leaders Reaction Course (FLRC), Patrolling, and Squad Training Exercises.


Leaders Training Course (LTC)

  LTC is held in Ft. Knox, KY during the summer. Successful completion of this course fulfills the basic course requirement for ROTC Cadets. The course teaches basic military skills such as drill and ceremony, garrison operations, basic rifle marksmanship, military field crafts, rappelling, and Situational Training Exercises