ROTC Training

Summer Training

Cadet Initial Entry Training– “CIET”

Cadets take part in the Cadet Initial Entry Training when they enter Army ROTC with 2-3 years of college left. It is a 28-day course held each summer at Fort Knox, KY. All expenses are paid and students even earn pay while training at Fort Knox. This course allows Cadets to “catch up” to those who completed the Basic Course. The course has four phases. The first phase introduces Cadets to the Army and prepares them for the next three phases consisting of team building, leadership development and Field Training Exercises. This is a great option for entering graduate students or anyone that would complete CIET followed by 2 years at Southern Utah University. 2-year scholarships are usually offered to cadets that contract after completing CIET, if they meet all other contracting requirements to include a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Cadet Leader Course – “CLC”

Every Army ROTC Cadet who enters the Advanced Course attends the Cadet Leader 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 Knox, KY.

The Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program – “CULP”

Immersion into foreign cultures exposes Cadets to the realities that other countries have vastly different lifestyles, economic standing and world perspective. Cadets travel in small groups led by senior leader cadre. Trips typically incorporate approximately 20 Cadets and a cadre member traveling in conjunction with a civilian agency or non-governmental agency. The trips last approximately one month, which encompasses the deployment as well as a five-day Soldier readiness process. CULP slots are awarded on a competitive basis and take into account several factors, such as GPA, physical fitness, an essay, and other pertinent selection criteria.


These courses are offered to cadets on a voluntary and limited basis. Unlike CIET and CLC which are specifically for ROTC cadets, these are regular US Army courses and cadets attend right along side current Army Soldiers and officers. The courses are designed to challenge your mental and physical endurance and toughness. If you think you have what it takes, I highly encourage you to compete for a chance to attend these courses.

Airborne Training 

Limited quotas for volunteer airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia, are available to cadets who qualify. Applicants must have passed the airborne physical examination and attained the appropriate score on the Army Physical Fitness Test. Successful completion of this training entitles the cadet to wear the Army Airborne Badge. The three weeks of training are divided into ground, tower, and jump week.

Air Assault Training

Successful completion of this course allows the cadet to wear the Air Assault Badge. Requirements for selection are the same as for Airborne training. This 10-day school is designed to teach air assault skills and procedures, improve basic leadership skills, and instill the Air Assault spirit. During the course, cadets face such challenges as an obstacle course, physical training, rappelling, troop ladder, rigging and sling loading, road marches, and evaluations. The cadet may attend the Air Assault course at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii or Fort Campbell, Kentucky.