Summer Training Opportunity
Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC)
Every Army ROTC Cadet who enters into the Advanced Course attends the Leader Development and Assessment Course. It's a four-week summer course to evaluate and train all Army ROTC Cadets. This course normally takes place between your junior and senior years of college, and is conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington. Those who attend LDAC at the end of their senior year of college will receive their commission after successful completion of LDAC.
Leader's Training Course (LTC)
The Leaders Training Course is a leadership oriented, challenging and motivating 5-week training program which serves as the Army's 2-year ROTC Program entry point. Here, you can experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation, and qualify for Advanced Course entry if you didn't take the ROTC Basic Course. During the Leaders Training Course, the Army observes and evaluates you to determine your officer potential.
The Leaders Training Course's philosophy is based on an action-oriented training plan. Emphasis is hands on, outdoor training with rapid, constructive feedback to you. Above all else, Camp Challenge is a leadership experience. The training program is designed to inspire you to become an outstanding leader with a sound understanding of traditional leadership values.
Nurse Summer Training Program
Army ROTC Nurse 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.
The program introduces you 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.
Each summer, the Wabash Battalion sends a very select few cadets to Fort Benning, Georgia to attend Jump School. These cadets are the most physically fit and motivated cadets in the battalion. They endure three weeks of rigorous physical and technical training in Airborne operations. Five successful jumps are required to graduate, with one of the jumps completed at night.
Air Assault School
Conducted at various posts throughout the U.S. Army, Air Assault school trains U.S. Army personnel in the various tactics and techniques used when moving troops and equipment with helicopters. Concentrating on rappelling and sling-loading proficiency, students also learn how to set up landing zones, pickup zones, and the unique characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of all air-assault capable aircraft.
Cadet Troop Leader Training
Following successful completion of the Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis, Washington, some cadets are afforded the opportunity to spend part of their summer with active duty units conducting real world training and day-to-day operations at various posts around the world. A previous cadet from the University of Southern Indiana spent two weeks with the 25th Infantry Division, based at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
The Northern Warfare Cadet Orientation Course (NWCOC) is a three-week long program conducted at the Northern Warfare Training Center, Fort Greely, Alaska. The course is designed to train selected cadets in the skills required for conducting military operations in typical mountainous terrain found throughout the world. Emphasis is placed on basic military mountaineering skills.
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LDAC at Fort Lewis, Washington, Summer 2008