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Training Opportunities

Basic Camp

Basic Camp is the premier leadership program of its kind in the United States. An intense four-week introduction to Army life and leadership training for the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. The aim of the course is to motivate and qualify Cadets for entry into the Senior Army ROTC program. Basic Camp 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 respective college as a third-year student in the four-year program.

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

Advanced Camp

The purpose of Advanced Camp is to train Senior Army ROTC Cadets to Army standards, to develop their leadership skills, and to evaluate their officer potential. Most ROTC Cadets attend Advanced Camp between their junior and senior undergraduate years after having contracted to join the Army. Successful completion of Advanced Camp is a prerequisite to becoming a commissioned United States Army officer through the Senior Army ROTC program.

The 29-day course starts with individual training and leads through 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 Advanced Camp is a day of training.

Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP)

The CULP Summer Leader Development Training is a focused training program authorized by law and mandated by the 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 Inter-Agency Inter-Governmental and Multi-National (JIIM) environment.


Airborne Training often referred to as "jump school" is a three week course held at Fort Benning, Georgia. 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 school are obtained on a very competitive basis and are decided based on performance within the UNF Senior Army ROTC program. Cadets hoping to attend Airborne school 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 Black Hawk helicopter. 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 break. During CTLT cadets are 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 Senior 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 training and experience.

The program introduces Nursing 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, they obtain hands-on experience. The one-on-one clinical experience allows the cadets to enhance their clinical skills, develop their problem-solving techniques and become comfortable with developing professional skills as a member of the United States Army Healthcare Team.