Other Training Opportunities:
Cadet Professional Development:
For more information on Cadet Leader Training, contact the Cadet Command CPDT Program Manager at:
Note: All training that is equal to or greater than 28 days total in length qualifies a Cadet to receive the annually adjusted Cadet pay stipend. The 2018 Cadet Pay rate is $31.97 per day of training.
What is Cadet Leader Training?
Cadet Leader Training (CLT) is a two track program consisting of Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) and Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT). Most positions are linked to a specific regiment of Advanced Camp. As a result, attendance to the specific regiment is mandatory. The assigned regiment will not be changed to accommodate personal situations.
Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT)
The Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) track provides Cadets the opportunity to experience leadership in Army Table of Organization and Equipment (TO&E) units over a three to four week period. Cadets serve in lieutenant-level leadership positions in active-duty units. Platoon Leader positions have a 3-4 week duration depending on the hosting unit and location. Assignments include units that are located CONUS and OCONUS. Cadets are assigned a unit mentor, and are provided on-post lodging and meals via a Dining Facility. This program is exclusively designed for MS III Cadets before and after completion of Advanced Camp.
There are two leadership opportunities within the Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) Platoon Leader. The CTLT Platoon Leader Program which consists of platoon leader positions identified by active Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard units both CONUS and OCONUS. Non-SMP MSL III cadets are assigned to the CTLT Platoon Leader program by their PMS and must successfully complete Advanced Camp before proceeding to their assigned position. CTLT Platoon Leader positions do not require an application. Cadets are assigned for a period of three-weeks with CONUS units and four-weeks with OCONUS units. Positions are allocated to each Brigade via CCIMM. Brigades allocate positions to battalions. Cadets receive an Officer Evaluation Report upon completing the Platoon Leader assignment.
All CTLT positions are linked to a specific regiment of Advanced Camp. As a result, attendance to the specific regiment is mandatory. The assigned regiment will not be changed to accommodate personal situations.
Cadets selected for a CTLT (Platoon Leader or DCLT) position must complete the CTLT Acceptance Statement and maintained in the Cadet's ROTC records on campus.
Only cadets authorized by the Commanding General, U.S. Army Cadet Command via the Permissive Jump Authorization Memorandum may participate in jump operations while attending CTLT training. Cadets who have completed the Basic Airborne Course and are assigned in a position that requires airborne qualification. The school needs to send a copy of the orders awarding the Cadet the parachutist badge from Airborne School to the CTLT Program Manager, (757) 788-4773. No other documents may subsitute "orders only".
MSL III cadets only. There is no application for CTLT Platoon Leader positions. Cadets must contact their professor of military science or training officer at the beginning of their junior year to coordinate a CTLT Platoon Leader position for the summer following their junior year. Once assigned, cadets must sign a CTLT Acceptance Statement and carry it to Advanced Camp.
Check the chart below for a list of locations and host branches. This chart is based on units which have historically hosted cadets, not all of these opportunities may be available this year. The postions reflected are for informational purposes only, to assist PMSs in educating cadets on the CTLT Platoon Leader program.
Installation and Branches offered:
- Fort Bliss, Texas:
- Fort Benning, Georgia:
AR, EN, FA, IN, OD, QM, TC
- Fort Drum, New York:
AV, EN, FA, IN, OD, QM, SC, TC
- Fort Eustis, Virginia:
AG, AV, MP, TC
- Fort Gordon, Georgia:
- Fort Hood, Texas:
AG, AD, AR, AV, CM, EN, FA, FI, IN, MS, MI, MP, OD, QM, SC, TC
- Fort Knox, Kentucky:
AR, FI, MP, TC
- Fort Polk, Louisiana:
AG, AR, AV, EN, FA, FI, IN, MS, OD, QM, TC
- Fort Riley, Kansas:
AR, AV, EN, FA, IN, MI, MP, QM, SC, TC
- Fort Rucker, Alabama:
- Fort Sill, Oklahoma:
- Fort Stewart & Hunter AAF, Georgia:
AG, ADA, AR, AV, EN, FA, FI, IN, MS, MP, QM, SC, TC, OD
AD, AR, AV, EN, FA, IN, MI, MP, MS, OD, QM, SC, TC
AD, EN, FA, IN, MP, QM, TC
AG, ADA, AR, AV, CM, EN, FA, FI, IN, MP, MS, OD, QM, SC, TC
Drill Cadet Leader Training (DCLT)
Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT) is a 4-week program that provides 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 Combat Training. Non-SMP MSL III cadets are assigned to the DCLT program by their professor of military science and must successfully complete Advanced Camp before proceeding to their assigned position.
The DCLT program does not require an application. All DCLT positions are linked to a specific regiment of Advanced Camp. As a result, attendance to the specific regiment is mandatory. The assigned regiment will not be changed to accommodate personal situations. Advanced Camp will be followed by a mandatory one-week TRADOC Cadre Training Course and then a three week utilization-tour with a IET or OSUT battalion or company. Cadets can expect to interact closely with drill sergeants, basic training soldiers, and support personnel.
Cadets selected for a DCLT program must complete the DCLT Acceptance Statement and email or fax the signed statement to the CPDT Program Manager at (502) 624-5953.
MSL III Cadets only. Selected cadets must be in peak physical condition to avoid injury and make a positive impression on new soldiers. Cadets must physically prepare for training using exercises in the TRADOC Standardized Physical Training Guide for Basic Combat Training (BCT).
Locations usually include Fort Benniing, Georgia; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Fort Sill, Olkahooma; and Fort Knox, Kentucky. Not all of these opportunities may be available this year. This list is provided for informational purposes only, to assist professors of military science in educating cadets about DCLT.