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

CST (Cadet Summer Training)

Advanced Camp - Mandatory summer training for rising seniors.  The mission of the Advanced Camp is to train U.S. Army ROTC cadets to Army standards and to develop leadership and evaluate officer potential. This is accomplished through a tiered training structure using light infantry tactics as the instructional medium.

Basic Camp - Optional summer training for select students who need credit for the Basic Course.  Basic Camp is designed for college students, typically between their sophomore and junior years, to conduct basic military training to "catch up" with what they have missed during their first two years of college. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates are able to contract and take part in ROTC advanced course.

Cadet Advanced Individual Training (CAIT) 
Cadet Advanced Individual Training (CAIT) is a summer training program that affords highly qualified and motivated Cadets to attend some of the Army's specialty schools during the summer.

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

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 Troop Leader Training

Army ROTC is widely regarded as the best leadership course in the world. And opportunities for specialized training are available, giving Army Cadets exciting, challenging, experiences that most people never get. This Cadet Professional Development Training (CPDT) provides a deeper look into what it means to lead America's Soldiers.

Cadet Internship Program

Internships provide MSL III Cadets with an opportunity to exercise specialized language, technical or research skills. Internships range from three to eight weeks long. Cadets receive an Officer Evaluation Report upon completing the internship.

Cadets who wish to participate in any internship must meet application requirements, submit an application packet and receive approval. Only Cadets approved by their professor of military science and meeting all application requirements at the time of application will be considered for internships. Internship applications are specialized to each program offered. Timelines for submission may very for some internships.

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. 


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