Training Opportunities

Cadet Initial Entry Training

The Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) is the premier leadership program of its kind in the United States. An intense four-week introduction to Army life and leadership training of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, the aim of the course is to motivate and qualify Cadets for entry into the Senior ROTC program. CIET, as it’s known, is designed for college students, typically between their sophomore and junior years. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can take part in ROTC at their college as a third-year student in the four-year program.


 While attending CIET at Fort Knox, Ky., Cadets gain an experience that runs the gamut of Army life and the responsibilities of being an officer. The course instills confidence and decision-making abilities to become a leader, in the Army and in life.


 Cadet Leadership Course (CLC)

 The purpose of the course is to train U.S. Army ROTC Cadets to Army standards, to develop their leadership skills, and to evaluate their officer potential. Most Army Cadets attend CLC between their junior and senior undergraduate years after having contracted to join the Army. Successful completion of CLC is a prerequisite to becoming an Army officer through ROTC. 


The 29-day course starts with individual training and leads to collective training, building from simple to complex tasks. This building-block approach permits integration of previously-learned skills into follow-on training. This logical, common-sense training sequence is maintained for each training cycle. Every day at CLC is a day of training.




Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP)

The Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Summer Leader Development Training is a focused training program authorized by law and mandated by Department of Defense, Department of the Army, and Training and Doctrine Command policies and directives.  CULP training is designed to develop future leaders who are culturally astute with foreign language experience, who, on their first deployment, are confident and competent in the Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) environment.




Airborne Training often referred to as “jump school” is a three week course held at Fort Benning, GA where soldiers are trained to quickly and safely exit a military aircraft and safely land on the ground. Airborne is divided into three phases: Ground week, Tower Week, and Jump Week. Slots for airborne are obtained on a very competitive basis and are decided based on performance in UNF Army ROTC. Cadets hoping to attend Airborne need to pass an Airborne Physical and the Army Physical Fitness test. 


Air Assault


Air Assault training is a 12 day physically demanding course that is designed to prepare soldiers too effectively operate in Air Assault Operations. Soldiers will become proficient in Sling Load Operations, Army Aircraft Knowledge, and rappelling out of a UH-60. Air Assault is currently offered at Fort Campbell, KY; Fort Benning, GA and West Point, New York.


Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT)


CTLT is a summer internship offered to Cadets during their MS III and MS IV summer. During CTLT cadets will attached to an active duty unit for three weeks and act in some type of leadership role. During CTLT cadets travel to Korea, Hawaii, Germany and other countries around the world for this unique training experience.

Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP) 

Nursing students who are also Army ROTC Cadets have an opportunity for a unique summer nursing experience. The paid, three-week Nurse Summer Training Program assigns Cadets to Army hospitals throughout the U.S. and Germany.  NSTP is approximately 120 hours of clinical nursing experience. 


The program introduces Nurse Cadets to the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and to the roles and responsibilities of an Army Nurse Corps Officer. Under the supervision of an experienced Army Nurse Corps Officer, you will obtain hands-on experience. Your one-on-one clinical experience will allow you to hone your clinical skills, develop your problem-solving techniques and become comfortable with developing your professional skills as a member of the U.S. Army Healthcare Team. 


Links to Help with Training

The following links will direct you to the webpages to our transient schools and the site. - ARMY ROTC Info - Jacksonville University - Florida State College of Jacksonville - ARMY ROTC Cadet Command - Florida National Guard