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FORT KNOX, KY– Basic Camp 6th Regiment Cadets work in groups to tackle the obstacles from the Team Development Course (TDC).

Basic Camp 6th Regiment Cadets work in groups to tackle the obstacles from the Team Development Course (TDC). July 10, Fort Knox, Ky. (Photo by Amber Vincent)

The purpose of TDC is to improve and build on team working skills, and confidence in your team.

 

“Its designed to bring different minds together to get a task accomplished,” Cadet Mardarius Gibson, Albany State University.

 

While at TDC, Cadets are broken into teams of 10 people and they have to complete five different obstacle stations. The stations vary in difficulty, time allotted, and task.

Basic Camp 6th Regiment Cadets work in groups to tackle the obstacles from the Team Development Course (TDC). July 10, Fort Knox, Ky. (Photo by Amber Vincent)

Each station is marked with yellow parts that the Cadets are not allowed to touch, or they get a time penalty that varies from 15 to 60 seconds.

“The exercises work best when you listen to your teammates and have good communication with them,” said Gibson.

As Cadets rotate through the stations, they also rotate leadership roles. During the course, Cadets are evaluated by Cadre members and then are later evaluated by their peers.

Cadet Summer Training will bring 8,200 Cadets through Basic and Advanced Camp this summer on Fort Knox. These camps are designed to help challenge, grow and improve various skills and leadership qualities within the Cadets. If you think you have what it takes to be a Cadet or if you are interested in a job after college click the following link: https://my.goarmy.com/info/rotc1/index.jsp?iom=IP08-AUTO-R1NA-BR-XXX-XX-XXX-MO-XX-X-BRCMAC:IP08

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Amber Vincent

From Kentucky, Amber Vincent is a rising senior at Western Kentucky University where she is majoring in public relations and double minoring in graphic design and digital advertising. Amber has spent her summer as a Public Affairs Intern for Cadet Summer Training for the U.S. Army Cadet Command where she has worked as a writer, photographer, and videographer. In addition to her time here at Fort Knox, Amber serves as Vice-President of Public Relations for WKU’s chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority. Amber also serves as the President of WKU’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

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