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.
Katie McGuire This weekend was the start of the annual blood drive the Armed Services Blood Program puts on every year at Fort Knox, KY during Cadet Summer Training. The ASBP is designed to serve the United States Army, Air Force, and Navy servicemen who are in need of it. LTC Corley, Deputy Director of …Read More
By Tiamoyo Harris Young people have various reasons for joining the Army. Some join because they feel it is there patriotic duty. Others take the oath to follow in the footsteps of their family members. The military has a history of also honing men and women, whom may be indecisive about their life plans, with …Read More
By: Adrienne Vititoe First regiment CIET cadets have been training at Fort Knox for three weeks now, and they have a lot to show for it. From inside the “war zone,” they shared with Cadet Command Public Affairs what they’ve been learning: Cadet Sarah Laney – Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville: “What I’ve learned mostly …Read More
By: Adrienne Vititoe Battles were raging inside two modest, inconspicuous brick buildings over the weekend as CIET First Regiment got a final dose of preparation before heading out to the field for a week. Cadets were given the opportunity to experience two combat simulation systems: Dismounted Soldier Training System (DSTS) and Virtual Battle Space 3 (VBS3), …Read More
By Katrinia McGuire Rain didn’t stop the Cadet Initial Entry Training Third Regiment yesterday in their next step in training at the Christensen Hand Grenade Assault Course. The cadets faced the rain and began the day with an orientation on how the training would unfold. Cadets were then split up in to platoons and …Read More
By: Emily Mulcahey Dedication, motivation, and drive are words often used to describe the members of the United States military. However, they are not often used to describe college-aged civilians. Kasper Strzeciwilk is the incredible exception to this rule. Currently, Kasper is a contracted cadet, but he only managed that feat a mere four months …Read More
By: Tiamoyo Harris As CIET Cadet Glenda Blanche, 20, held unto the rope of the rappel tower, she hesitated for a moment. Afraid of heights, she began to cry. She was in the midst of a meltdown. Her battle buddy, CIET Cadet Aaliyah Blanding, who also is afraid of heights, called to Blanche who was …Read More
By: Adrienne Vititoe This report has been assembled by way of a real interview concerning a fictional scenario. Supreme General Ziad, Atropia, Arianna and SAPA are simply fictitious, compiled to better prepare cadets for possible future situations. Supreme General Ziad spoke during CIET first regiment’s “Road to War” brief Thursday. CIET cadets are not actually …Read More
By: Mariyah Wojcik FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY (June 15, 2015) – In the course of a radical paradigm shift, it is often vital to consult those minds that came before. As fundamental changes to Cadet Summer Training (CST) take effect, retired Army officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs) are invited to participate in the Cadet Command Strategic …Read More
By: Katie McGuire Cadets of the 3rd Regiment Cadet Initial Entry Training spent the morning practicing drill and ceremonies, an essential part in developing leadership in the future officers of the United States Army. After splitting up into their squads they began the training with the basics of marching turns movements and foot placement. …Read More