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.
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By: Adrienne Vititoe Monday morning Regiment 7 CIET cadets put their land navigation skills to the test after having an introductory course over the weekend. In pairs, cadets were expected to find five navigational points within a designated area as quickly as possible. The Officer-in-Charge, Capt. Christopher Young from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, …Read More
By: Katie McGuire The cadets of Cadet Initial Entry Training Regiment 5 and Cadet Leadership Course Regiment 6 had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker, Brigadier General Mitchell Kilgo on Tuesday night. The General came to Fort Knox to speak to the future army officers on the expectations of a Soldier in the United …Read More
By DeJanay Booth Fight To The Finish As a young boy, David Ferreira from North Carolina State University loved wrestling. Trying out for different sports in middle school, Fererria wanted to play for a team. But when his parents moved him to a private school, that ended quickly. Ferreira was unsuccessful in attempting to …Read More
By: Jake McCollum Fort Knox (July 17, 2015) – Acrophobia, or fear of heights, is one of the most common fears people can have. At Cadet Initial Entry Training, instructors use the first day of training to teach confidence at the Forest Hills Climbing Course – hoisting cadets up to obstacles of varying heights designed …Read More
By: Mariyah Wojcik FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY (July 13, 2015) – It is the ability to inspire others that creates a legacy. More than one’s own service, it is crucial that the next generation of Army officers understands the challenges they will face moving forward, not just from outside threats, but from within themselves as well. …Read More
By: Adrienne Vititoe As rewarding as it may be, there is no denying that life in the Army is often challenging, and these challenges start with Cadet Summer Training. Cadets have to deal with long days, hot temperatures and trying tasks. It is enough to make one weary at times, but fortunately, weary soldiers are …Read More
By: Emily Mulcahey Two hundred and forty-seven cadets stood at attention on Saturday morning as they began their Cadet Summer Training (CST) graduation ceremony. These cadets are part of the Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) program at Fort Knox, Ky., and have spent a month in the suffocating heat anticipating the day they would …Read More
By: Mariyah Wojcik FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY (July 9, 2015) – Short-term goals, like completing Cadet Summer Training (CST) or commissioning as a 2nd Lt., are easy for cadets to visualize. With these events so close they can almost taste it, there is no wonder why many cadets have trouble seeing beyond them into their future …Read More
By: Emily Mulcahey We’ve all seen the commercials. Each Olympics sends television watchers a wave of “Thank you, Mom” commercials that have coined the phrase, “for teaching us that falling only makes us stronger.” Yes, behind every great athlete is an even greater mentor. But what about soldiers? In a profession that’s not on …Read More
By Mariyah Wojcik FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY (July 4, 2015) – Waving proudly over Brooks Field on this 239th Independence Day, the colors of the United States of America represent for many the history of this great nation. Cadets emerging from the field received a day of relaxation to celebrate our country’s illustrious past and bright …Read More