Every Army ROTC Cadet who enters into the Advanced Course attends the Leader Development and Assessment Course. It's a five-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.
The United States Army Airborne School — widely known as Jump School — conducts the basic paratrooper (military parachutist) training for the United States armed forces. It is operated by the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Infantry, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. The Airborne School conducts the Basic Airborne Course, which is open to soldiers of both genders from all branches of the United States Department of Defense and allied military personnel.
The purpose of the Basic Airborne Course is to qualify the volunteer (all students volunteer for this school) in the use of the parachute as a means of combat deployment and to develop leadership, self-confidence, and an aggressive spirit through mental and physical conditioning.
The course is three weeks long and consists of "Ground Week", "Tower Week" and "Jump Week". Rigorous physical training (PT) is emphasized throughout the entire course. The initial entry PT test consists of the standard Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). All age groups must pass this test using the 17—21 age group standards.
Air Assault School deals with making soldiers qualified to conduct air-mobile and air assault helicopter operations. Aircraft orientation, sling load operations, proper rappelling techniques and fast-rope techniques. The school itself is 10 training days and requires a 12-mile (19 km) march with rucksack in order to graduate.
The school is located at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, (home of the 101st Airborne Division). There are also schools at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and Fort Hood Texas. Instructors at the course are referred to as Air Assault Sergeants. It is open to both males and females. The school is composed of learning helicopter insertion techniques, rigorous training, and tedious packing lists; one missing item could cause the student to fail the school immediately.
Air Assault School is a 10 ½ day course that teaches air assault techniques and procedures, and qualifies soldiers to wear the Air Assault Badge.
The goal of the CULP Internships is to develop culturally competent leaders capable of functioning in the operational environment where they can build upon a base of cross cultural competence with increased regional competence. The Cadets will interact with the indigenous populace/government and reflect the appropriate culture sensitivities in positive interactions with the media (local, US, international). They will also develop language skills levels beyond survival, but less than linguist, which facilitate the accomplishment of military objectives. The Cadets must have a basic knowledge of the language.
The Cadet Troop Leader Training track provides Cadets the opportunity to experience leadership in Army Table of Organization and equipment (TO&E) units over a three to four week period. Cadets serve in LT level leadership positions in active duty units. Platoon Leader positions have a 3-4 week duration depending on the hosting unit and location. Assignments include units that are located CONUS and OCONUS. Cadets are assigned a unit mentor, and are provided on-post lodging and meals via a Dining Facility. This program is exclusively designed for MSIII Cadets. This program is exclusively designed for MSIII Cadets before and after completion of LDAC.
Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT). The 4-week DCLT program provides Cadets serve in a platoon leader or executive officer positions in IMT companies and work closely with Drill Sergeants and other cadre. Cadets experience leadership training with Initial Military Training (IMT) Companies. Positions lengths vary in duration depending on the host unit and location. Cadets an opportunity to apply leadership skills, interact with highly skilled and experienced Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) and drill sergeants, and improves common task skill proficiency in an Army training environment. Cadets must attend a Staff Cadre Training Course (SCTC) prior to training in IMT units .This program is exclusively designed for MSIII Cadets.