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Other Training Opportunities:

Cadet Professional Development:

Cadet Summer Training (CST):

For more information on Cadet Leader Training, contact the Cadet Command CPDT Program Manager at:
(502) 624-5953.

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?

The Cadet Professional Development Training (CPDT) program offers Cadets approximately 4,000 training opportunities annually. CPDT consists of six general categories of leadership experiences designed to further develop Cadets, provide them with an introduction to the "real" Army and in some cases provide them with functional skill qualifications.

Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT)

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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.

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.

Approximately 288 MSII Cadets participate in this program that provides an in-depth tactical experience for BC Cadets. The AC OPFOR program is approximately 30-days in length and allows Cadets to test their leadership abilities at the fire team and squad levels from troop leading procedures to tactical operations against AC squads and platoons.

BC MS III Leader Trainers. Approximately 144 MS III Cadets serve as BC trainers for MS II squad leaders and provide them formal and informal developmental feedback. The Leader Trainer, working closely with BC cadre, is given the authority and responsibility of assisting in the training of BC Cadets.

Approximately 1,460 Cadets participate in CAIT, which allows them to attend functional US Army (skill badges/ASI) courses. These courses include: Airborne, Air Assault, Basic Mountaineering, Mountain Planner, Sapper, Combat Diver, Master Fitness, Jungle Operations and Cold Weather Operations Course, and the United States Military Academy (USMA) Cadet Field Training (CFT).

Cadet Internships
Internships offer 400 opportunities for Cadets who seek additional training in specialized areas such as scientific application, engineering, nursing, medicine, intelligence, and cyber applications based on hosting organizations requests. Examples of available internships include the US Army Corps of Engineers (EIP), MIT Lincoln Lab Internship (MITLL), Museum Internship Program (MIP), the National Security Agency (NSA), Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), and Army Medical Department (AMEDD) as well as opportunities at West Point and the FBI.

Nurse Summer Training Program
Nursing students who are also Army ROTC Cadets have an opportunity for a unique summer nursing experience. The paid, four-week NSTP assigns approximately 200 Cadets to Army hospitals throughout the U.S. and Germany. The nursing program introduces Cadets 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, Cadets obtain hands-on experience. Training opportunities include one-on-one clinical experience which enables Cadets to hone their clinical skills, develop problem-solving techniques and become comfortable with developing professional skills as a member of the U.S. Army Healthcare Team.

Installation and Branches offered:
  • Fort Bliss, Texas:
    AD, OD
  • 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
  • Germany:
    AD, AR, AV, EN, FA, IN, MI, MP, MS, OD, QM, SC, TC
  • Italy:
    AD, EN, FA, IN, MP, QM, TC
  • Korea:
    AG, ADA, AR, AV, CM, EN, FA, FI, IN, MP, MS, OD, QM, SC, TC

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Date Updated: 21 Jul 2022