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Training OpportunitiesEWU ROTC offers Cadets the opportunity to attend US Army Training and intership programs at various units and brigades located within the United States and Globally.
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If jumping out of a perfectly good airplane sounds like fun, then Airborne School may be of interest to you. Earn the wings of a U.S. Army Paratrooper at this three week school located in beautiful Fort Benning, Georgia. Airborne School is offered to qualified cadets during the summer of their freshman, sophomore, and junior years. AIRBORNE!!!
Learn how to establish helicopter landing zones, prepare sling loads for Air Assault operations, and learn how to rappel from a helicopter at this two week course. Qualified cadets can attend any one of the schools located in Schofield Barracks, HI, Fort Drum, NY, Fort Polk, LA, or Fort Campbell, KY.
Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT)
The 4-week DCLT Program provide cadets an opportunity to apply leadership skills, interact with highly skilled and experienced Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) and drill sergeants, and improve common task skill proficiency in an Army training environment. Cadets serve in positions with the cadre of Initial Entry Training (IET) and One-Station Unit Training (OSUT) units -- Basic Training.
Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET)
Leaders Training Course is a four week course Leadership course located in Fort Knox, KY. Cadets are taught leadership, teamwork, and problem solving by being placed in rigorous and challenging exercises. Cadets also learn to rappel, fire an M-16, and perform several obstacle courses. For more information on LTC click here.
After completing this 14 day long course, cadets earn the title of Military Mountaineer. Training lasts 14 hrs each day for the entire course and cadets learn how to effectively perform small unit tactics in a mountainous terrain and are taught by some of the top Mountaineer's in the world.
attle cold and conquer mountains at the Northern Warfare Training Center, Fort Wainright, Alaska. Learn basic Mountaineering in one of the most visually appealing places on earth.
Cultural Language Program.-The Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program
For Army ROTC Cadets, the world is their classroom. Every year hundreds of ROTC Cadets travel the globe, spending up to three weeks immersed in foreign cultures, learning more about how other others around the world view the U.S. and, in the process, learning more about themselves. The Army recognizes the need for young leaders to develop more cultural awareness and foreign language proficiency skills. Now more than ever, cultural awareness training is a vital component to the ROTC curriculum. Overseas immersions help educate future leaders in ways the classroom cannot.
Cadets now receive opportunity to compete for immersion in more than 30 countries. This opportunity expose them to everyday life in different cultures and intensifies language study, which helps produce commissioned officers who possess the right blend of language and cultural skills required to support global operations in the 21st Century.
Participants experience up to three different venues during immersion, including humanitarian service, host nation military-to-military contact and education on the social, cultural and historical aspects of the country. In 2011, 455 ROTC Cadets traveled across the world and participated in Cadet Command CULP program. The future goal is for at least half of all Cadets to complete a CULP Immersion Internship annually.
The CULP Experience
-- 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.
Cadet Leadership Course (CLC)
The ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) or operation WARRIOR FORGE is the most important training event for an Army ROTC. The 28-day training event incorporates a
wide range of subjects designed to develop and evaluate leadership ability. The challenges are rigorous and demanding, both mentally and physically. WARRIOR FORGE tests intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and stamina. These challenges provide a new perspective on an individual's ability to perform exacting tasks and to make difficult decisions in demanding situations.
WARRIOR FORGE places each cadet and officer candidate in a variety of leadership positions, many of which simulate stressful combat situations. In each position, cadets will receive evaluations from platoon tactical and counseling (TAC) officers and noncommissioned officers. In addition to proving their leadership ability, cadets and officer candidates must meet established standards in physical fitness, weapons training, communication, combat patrols and demonstrate their proficiency in many other military skills. Cadets and officer candidates must excel at WARRIOR FORGE to be considered competitive for a commission as an Army officer.
Over 5000 Army ROTC cadets from throughout the nation will attend WARRIOR FORGE. WARRIOR FORGE cycles with the first cycle beginning in June and the last cycle graduating in August. Cadets typically attend this course between their junior and senior year of college during summer break.
For more information on the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course, click here.
U.S. Army Internships
Cadet Troop Leading Time (CTLT)
Cadet Troop Leading Time is an internship in which 3rd year cadets go to units all over the world and learn the ropes of being a platoon leader. Cadets are assigned to every type of army unit and gain valuable knowledge and experience as a 2LT.
Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)
Cadets with an Academic Major of Nursing are the only cadets eligible to apply for this program. Cadets are assigned to Army Medical Facilities both in the continental United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS) including Alaska, Hawaii, Europe and Asia. NSTP provides nursing cadets with opportunities to develop and practice leadership in a clinical environment. Cadets work side-by-side with an Army Nurse Corps Officer preceptor. To qualify, cadets must submit an application packet through their PMS and the Brigade Nurse counselor to the Cadet Command Chief Nurse. Cadets applying for this program must be certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and certification may not expire prior to the completion of NSTP training. The paid internship also fulfills the internship requirement credit at UT
AMEDD Internship Program (AMEDDIP)
The Office of the Army Surgeon General sponsors the program. Cadets are assigned to Medical Department Activities (MEDDAC) and Medical Centers (MEDCEN). The purpose of the AMEDDIP is to offer a cadet insight into the Army Medical Facilities and exposure to leadership in the medical arena. Cadets are assigned to a preceptor and work under their direct supervision and direction of an AMEDD officer.
Cadets in the AMEDDIP may serve at locations within the continental United States (CONUS) or outside the continental United States (OCONUS). CONUS locations include, but are not limited to: Ft. Benning, GA; Ft. Bliss, TX; Ft. Eustis, VA; Ft. Leavenworth; Ft. Lewis, WA; Ft. Sam Houston, TX; and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, MD. OCONUS Locations include, but are not limited to: Tripler Army Medical Center and Wurzburg, Germany. Locations and positions available change annually.
Cadets pursuing academic majors in the following subject may apply for this internship: Audiology, Clinical Lab, Dietetics, Environmental Science, Laboratory, Nutrition Care, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pathology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, Preventive Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, Toxicology, and Veterinary Medicine may apply for this internship. Other specialty areas may be available.
Central Identification Laboratory Internship Program (CILIP)
The Central Identification Laboratory Internship Program (CILIP) is hosted by the US Army Central Identification Laboratory (USACIL) located on Hickham Air Force Base, HI. The USACIL is a DOD agency responsible for conducting worldwide Prisoner of War (POW) and Missing In Action (MIA) search and recovery missions. Personnel assigned to this organization travel throughout the year to various countries (ranging from North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kwajalein atoll and Vietnam) in search of fallen Americans resulting from overseas conflicts overseas.
Cadets assigned to this internship will work exclusively and under the direct supervision of an active duty officer, who is branched qualified in Quarter Master. Travel with a specialized POW/MIA team to one of the following locations: Republic of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, or Papua New Guinea to conduct a scientific excavation (Recovery) of selected sites which are believed to hold the remains of missing US personnel. Supervision during the internship may be a senior O-3 (USA, USN, USMC or USAF) and an anthropologist.
Chaplainry Internship Program (CHIP)
The Chaplainry Internship Program (CHIP) is for MS III's interested in pursuing an academic delay to become an Army Chaplain.
Engineer Internship Program (EIP)
Engineering Internships are hosted by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Directorates of Public Works at select Army installations. Cadets assigned to this internship will work exclusively in an engineering capacity and under the direct supervision of an engineer. The majority of the engineering internships are not co-located on a military installation. Cadets must be enrolled in Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, or Structural Engineering degree. Cadets must have a desire to branch into the Engineers (EN) and pursue becoming a part of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Engineering internships are located across the U.S. and at overseas locations with the USACE.
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Health Facility Planning Activity Internship Program (HFPAIP)
The HFPAIP provides the cadet with experience in intensive project management of the medical/research aspects of various medical and research projects throughout the world. This internship requires the cadet to analyze health-care facility requirements in relationship to the AMEDD Health Facility Life Cycle Management process to determine the most economical facility solution. The cadet coordinates with Medical/Dental Treatment, Veterinary, or Research Facilities, US Army Corps of Engineers, Army Directorate of Public Works, Architect/Engineering Firms and other activities and contractors to ensure the facility will meet required standards and objectives.
Cadets work under the supervision and direction of the Chief, Project Integration Branch. Cadets selected for this internship must meet the general internship prerequisites and specific requirements for each internship position. Historically internships have been available at Ft. Wainwright, AK, Schofield Barracks, HI, Washington, DC, Korea, and Falls Church, VA. Interested Cadets must be enrolled in any one of the following major areas of study: Any of the Engineering fields (Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, etc., or architecture) and have an interest in any one of the following areas: Health Facilities Planning, Construction, Design, Planning and Programming, Project Integration. As well as a desire to be commissioned to the AMEDD.
Judge Advocate General Internship Program (JAGIP)
The Judge Advocate General Internship Program (JAPIP) is for MSL IIIs interested in pursuing an academic delay to become an Army lawyer. Interns will be assigned to positions with Staff Judge Advocates (SJA) at legal offices throughout the Army.