The Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) is the premier leadership program of its kind in the United States. An intense four-week introduction to Army life and leadership training of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, the aim of the course is to motivate and qualify Cadets for entry into the Senior ROTC program. CIET, as it's known, is designed for college students, typically between their sophomore and junior years. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can take part in ROTC at their college as a third-year student in the four-year program.
While attending CIET at Fort Knox, Ky., Cadets gain an experience that runs the gamut of Army life and the responsibilities of being an officer. The course instills confidence and decision-making abilities to become a leader, in the Army and in life.Cadets spend their first few days learning Army basics under the tutelage of drill sergeants. They also take their first Army Physical Fitness Test, which consists of sit-ups, push-ups and a two-mile run. Shortly after the course begins, Cadets are introduced to working in a small-group team-based dynamic in activities such as an obstacle course to accomplish set goals.
By: Alex Mclaughlin FORT KNOX, Kentucky– Leader Training Course Regt. 6 cadets were given a just reward for their efforts at Cadet Summer Training. One day before graduation, they were able to spend time with families and reflect on what they have learned at LTC. LTC Regt. 6 is the last group of cadets to …Read More
India and Juliet Companies graduate with bright futures ahead Kayla Boyd Although the sky was overcast and rain threatened to put a damper on the ceremony, family and friends attending the 5th Regiment of the Leader Development Course had high morale, anxiously awaiting the release of their cadets. Precipitation held off as Col. Brian Mennes …Read More
Squad STX teaches lessons, shows value in repetition Kayla Boyd Even in the early stages of a military career, Leader Training Course cadets are wary of wide open spaces. More specifically, they’re guarded when it comes to fields in which they have no cover and can be spotted from far distances. Ken Harris, an evaluator …Read More
by DeJanay Booth Photo By: Josh Newell The sun shined as friends and family joined at Brooks Field for the celebration of Leader Training Course (LTC) Regiment Four. Cadets in the regiment graduated from their 29-day Cadet Summer Training on Friday, July 25. In formation, the cadets stood at attention as the 113th Army Band …Read More
By: De’Janay Booth Photo By: Josh Newell Cadets of the Leader Training Course (LTC) fourth regiment spent five days in the woods for the Squad Situational Training Exercise (STX). Lt. Col. Al Roach, the officer in charge of STX from the University of Florida in Gainesville, said the training encourages leadership, adaptability and confidence, and …Read More
by DeJanay Booth Feature Photo by Josh Newell At 7 a.m., Spc. Sean Kindle, from Fort Bliss, Texas, and other cadre members unloaded the boxes of equipment from the military cargo truck. The cadre stacked the boxes next to each other so the cadets could grab what they needed and set up the teaching …Read More
Conquering fears and trusting equipment: all in a day’s work Kayla Boyd Cadet Matthew Lumia of Valley Forge Military Academy & College in Wayne, Pa. didn’t really know what to expect of the gas chamber at Leader Training Course. But he did know that he was scared. “What do I expect?” the Juliet Company cadet …Read More
By Tanner Cole Today, July 18th, Shantoya Wiley graduated from the Leader Training Course in the 3rd Regiment. Her brother, Carlos Wiley, graduated from the Leader Development and Assessment Course just a few weeks prior. Shantoya entered the course directly after graduating high school. She’ll begin her ROTC classroom curriculum as a freshman this year …Read More
By Whitney Allen Feature Photo by Melissa Scott After 29 days, the cadets of the 2nd Regiment of Leader’s Training Course have completed LTC training and graduated with both a sense of unity and accomplishment. Following graduation, the cadets were all smiles but there was no denying the challenges the weeks leading up to graduation …Read More