ROTC routinely receive slots for training at a variety of army schools/exercises during winter or summer breaks. Cadets in good standing may complete for selection to one or more of these high-demand opportunities. Speak to your instructor to learn about openings and application procedures. Each program offers a scholarship or daily stipend to compensate cadets for the duration of training.
Becoming a paratrooper at Airborne School is a unique experience requiring special dedication and a desire to be challenged mentally and physically. This three-week course, also known as Basic Airborne Course, teaches Soldiers the techniques involved in parachuting from airplanes and landing safely. The final test includes a non-assisted jump.
The purpose of the BAC is to qualify the volunteer 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.
Airborne Soldiers have a long and distinguished tradition of being an elite body of fighting men and women–people who have always set the example for determination and courage. When you volunteer for this training, you accept the challenge of continuing this tradition. The Airborne Soldiers of the past set high standards–it is now up to you to maintain them!
Air Assault School
Air Assault School is a 10 ˝ day course that teaches Air Assault techniques and procedures, and qualifies soldiers to wear the Air Assault Badge. The course is broken down into three phases and a “zero day” at the beginning of the course. Zero day consists of an inspection, the Air Assault School Obstacle Course, and a 2-mile run. Students must successfully meet the requirements for this day in order to continue on with the course. Phase 1, or the Combat Assault Phase, teaches students tasks in aircraft safety and orientation, aero medical evacuation, pathfinder operations, hand and arm signals, close combat attacks, close combat operations, and culminates with a written and hands-on test which the students must pass in order to move on to Phase 2. In Phase 2, students receive instruction on the various aspects of Sling Load Operations and are given a written and hands-on test to evaluate their understanding of this phase. Students must pass these tests to move on to Phase 3. In Phase 3, the Rappelling Phase, students receive instruction on basic ground and aircraft rappelling procedures. Students are given a hands-on test at the end of this phase which they must pass in order to pass the course. Throughout the course, students are also tested on a number of physical tests and inspections, including a 12-mile foot march at the end of the course, which they must pass in order to graduate.
To wear the Sapper Tab, a soldier must complete the Sapper Leader Course (SLC) which is operated by the U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. The Sapper Leader Course is a 28-day course designed to train joint-service leaders in small unit tactics, leadership skills, and tactics required to perform as part of a combined arms team. The course is open to enlisted soldiers in the grades of E-4 (P) (in the Army, specialist on the list for promotion to sergeant) E-5, and above, cadets, and officers O-3 (Army, captain) and below. Students can come from any combat or combat support branch of the service, but priority is given to engineering, cavalry, and infantry soldiers.
Culture and Language Awareness Programs
Cadet Troop Leading Training
Drill Cadet Leadership Training
Cadet Practical Field Training
Nurse Summer Training Program