Basic Camp

1st Regiment of CIET arrives for in-processing

FORT KNOX, Ky. – The 1st Regiment of Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) arrived for in-processing at Copple Center June 4.

Cadets sign initial paperwork at the Copple Center, June 4th. Photo by Ariana Aubuchon

Cadets sign initial paperwork at the Copple Center, Fort Knox, Ky., June 4. Photo by Ariana Aubuchon

In-processing consists of seven stations: Cadet records, Cadet pay, e-mail invitations, travel, prohibited activities, follow-on training and records check.  Each station expedites the administrative process for over 2,000 CIET Cadets.

The Deputy Chief of Cadets, Cpt. Kip Briggs of 8th Brigade Cadet Command, is responsible for in-processing Cadets for Cadet Summer Training (CST) for the second year in a row.  

“I think CIET is a great program to get Cadets acclimated to the military and its training,” he said.  

Cdt. Garrett Dupre, a sophomore of Norwich University, is eager to gain leadership experience from CIET.  He aspires to become an armor officer.  “You get all the bumps out of the road with more practice,” Dupre said.

Incoming CIET cadets, Alpha company, stand at ease ipreparing for in processing for camp, Copple Center, June 4th. Photo by Ariana Aubuchon

Incoming CIET Cadets, Alpha Company, stand at ease preparing for in-processing for camp, Copple Center, Fort Knox, Ky., June 4. Photo by Ariana Aubuchon

As platoon leaders for 1st Regiment of CIET, new 2nd Lieutenants Caleb Wise of Morristown, Tenn. and Danielle Pugh of Kansas City, Mo. aim to teach, coach and mentor Cadets.  

Wise’s teaching method involves him sharing his CIET experience with Cadets.  “I’m looking forward to helping them learn lessons I learned.  Hopefully, they won’t make the mistakes I made,” he said.  

Pugh of Tuskegee University said Cadets enrolled in CIET are not only future soldiers, but also future warrior leaders.  “That’s what makes it so much more different from basic training,” she said. 

“The important part is getting them to think critically and getting them into that mindset of being responsible for more than just themselves, and that transition happens here at CIET.”

                                 

About author View all posts

Sade' Wilson

Sade' Wilson is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in media and journalism and minoring in religious studies.

Leave a Reply