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Department of Military Science (ROTC) Summer Training

 


 
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SUMMER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Each year, current JMU contracted Cadets can compete for selected slots to one of these Army schools in which they can train along side of active duty and reserve officers and enlisted personnel all over the world.  Cadets gain knowledge and experience which will help them prepare for their basic branch careers upon commissioning.  Each school or training opportunity is conducted during the summer months, or during winter break (ie. Airborne School).

Airborne School  

Located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, trains personnel to become paratroopers. It develops the student's confidence through repetitious training so that the student can overcome the natural fear of jumping from an airplane.

Air Assault School  

Located at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, develops technically proficient and confident soldiers capable of safely conducting immediate and sustained air assault operations.

Sapper School  

Located at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, trains personnel in demolitions, mountaineering operations, aerial operations, airborne operations, foreign weapons, land navigation, waterborne operations and contingency threat.

Northern Warfare School  

Located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, trains selected personnel in military mountaineering, cold weather survival, rock and ice climbing, rappelling, and waterway operations in northern climates.

Mountain Warfare School 

Located at Jericho, Vermont, trains personnel in the specialized skills required to operate in mountainous terrain, under all climatic conditions, day and night.  The course teaches soldiers how to use adverse terrain and weather conditions to their advantage as a combat multiplier.

Combat Diver Course   

Regarded by many Soldiers as the toughest military school to endure, CDQC is run by C Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. CDQC is open to Special Forces and Ranger noncommissioned officers. Students learn surface and sub-surface waterborne infiltration methods.  Read more about the first JMU Cadet to earn the Scuba Badge from the Combat Diver course here JMU Cadet graduates the US Army Combat Diver Course

CULP (Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency) Program   

For Army ROTC Cadets, the world is their classroom. Every year hundreds of 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.  Cadets now receive opportunity to compete for immersion in more than 40 countries. These opportunities 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.

NSTP (Nurse Summer Training Program)   

Nursing students who are also Army ROTC 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.

Cadet Field Training  

The training is conducted at Camp Buckner, N.Y. and at Fort Knox, Ky. Only about 100 ROTC cadets nationwide, representing 274 senior ROTC host colleges, are afforded this opportunity.   Cadet Field Training (CFT) introduces cadets to the challenges of leading soldiers in a tactical environment.

Cadet Troop Leader Training

A four week leadership experience conducted at units in the Continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, and Europe. Students are placed in charge of a regular Army platoon of approximately 35 soldiers. The student's objective is to perform the leadership and management tasks necessary to train the platoon's soldiers and maintain its equipment.

Robin Sage

This internship is a part of the culminating exercise for Special Forces candidates.  To qualify for this internship, the cadet must have an interest in Infantry and/or Special Forces. Robin Sage can only accommodate 13 MS III Cadets to fill leadership positions within the Guerrilla Teams. MS II cadets will play the role of Guerrillas and act as insurgent members of a growing resistance force. This internship is not for the “faint in heart” or one who is opposed to living in field conditions. Cadets interested must be physically fit, possess high level of emotional and physical stamina. Both Male and Female cadets may participate. 

Cadet Internship Program

Cadets work with the Department of the Army (DA), the Secretariat, Office of the Chief of Army Reserves (OCAR), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for three weeks. These cadets receive an OER at completion.