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Cadet Summer Training

AROTC Cadet Summer Training

Train here. Succeed anywhere.

Experience training adventures during your summer break.

Basic Camp

An introduction to Army life and leadership training of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps awaits you at the Cadet Summer Training Basic Camp. The Cadet Summer Training Basic Camp is the premier leadership program of its kind in the United States. During an intense four weeks, the camp will motivate and qualify you as a Cadet for entry into the Senior ROTC program. 

Advanced Camp

Train under Army standards as a U.S. Army ROTC Cadet. Develop your leadership skills, and be evaluated on your potential as an officer. The U.S. Army's largest training exercise, Advanced Camp is the U.S. Army Cadet Command's capstone training event. Most Army Cadets attend Advanced Camp between their junior and senior undergraduate years after having contracted to join the Army. Successful completion of Advanced Camp is a prerequisite to becoming an Army officer through ROTC.


To be a paratrooper, you need special dedication and a desire to be challenged both mentally and physically. This three-week course, also known as Basic Airborne Course, will teach you the techniques involved in parachuting from airplanes and landing safely. The final test includes a non-assisted jump.

Air Assault

U.S. Army Air Assault School is a 10-day course designed to prepare soldiers for insertion, evacuation, and Pathfinder missions that call for the use of multipurpose transportation and assault helicopters. At Air Assault, your training focuses on the mastery of rappelling techniques and sling load procedures. These skills involve intense concentration and a commitment to safety and preparation.


Serve in lieutenant-level leadership positions in active-duty units through Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT). CTLT has a three or four-week duration with units that are located CONUS (Contiguous United States) and OCONUS (Outside Contiguous United States). You are assigned a unit mentor and are provided on-post lodging and meals.

Through the four-week Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT) track, you'll have the opportunity to serve in a platoon leader or executive officer position in Initial Military Training companies and work closely with Drill Sergeants and other cadres. You will receive 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.

Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency

As an Army ROTC Cadet, the world is your classroom. Every year, hundreds of Cadets travel the globe, spend up to three weeks immersed in foreign cultures, learn more about how other others around the world view the U.S. and, in the process, learn more about themselves through CULP. You will have the opportunity to compete for immersion in more than 40 countries in order to expose yourself to everyday life and language in a different culture. You can experience 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.

  • For more information visit CULP.

Nurse Summer Training Program

The Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP) is a great opportunity for students enrolled in Liberty University’s Nursing program. NSTP is a three to four-week paid preceptorship where the nursing cadet completes clinical practice under the guidance of an Army Nurse at one of nine Army hospitals.

  • For more information visit NSTP. (Check the bottom of the page)


There are many other internships where you can gain specialized language, technical, or research skills. Internships range from three to eight weeks long. Cadets who wish to participate in an internship must meet application requirements, submit an application packet, and receive approval. Internship applications are specialized for each program offered and timelines for submission may vary.


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