Advanced Course cadets must complete Warrior Forge at Fort Lewis, Washington, before they graduate and receive a commission as an Army officer. Cadets normally attend Warrior Forge during the summer between their junior and senior years. Warrior Forge familiarizes cadets with the basic branches of the Army and affords the opportunity to practice the concepts they learned during the preceding academic year. While at Warrior Forge, cadets receive lodging, subsistence, uniforms, medical care, and reimbursement for travel to camp. Cadets also receive approximately $600 for attending.
In the summer between junior and senior year, selected cadets spend three weeks serving as platoon leaders under the mentorship of active component Army captains. CTLT cadets practice the leadership principles they learned in the ROTC program, leading soldiers in units around the world. Last year, cadets completed CTLT in Korea, Fort Bragg, Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Knox, and Germany.
Students who could not complete the ROTC Basic Course but who desire to enroll in the Advanced Course may apply to attend the Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. LTC compresses the concepts normally taught during the Basic Course and makes the student eligible to compete for an ROTC scholarship. While at LTC, cadets receive lodging, subsistence, uniforms, medical care, and reimbursement for travel to camp. Cadets also receive approximately $700 for attending LTC. Call 1-800-IUP-ROTC for more information.
ROTC cadets majoring in Nursing have the opportunity to complete a rotation in an Army hospital or troop medical clinic, supervised by a Army officer nurse preceptor. Last year, ROTC nurse cadets completed NSTP at Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Carson, Colorado; and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Cadets may volunteer to attend numerous special U.S. Army courses to include: U.S. Army Air Assault School at various locations around the country, including West Point, N.Y., Hawaii, Louisiana, and Kentucky; U.S. Army Airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia; Mountain Warfare school in Vermont; Northern Warfare school in Alaska; Cadet Survival Training at USAFA; Cadet Field Training at USMA; and Sandhurst Competition and University Officer Training Center in the United Kingdom. For more information go to: CPFT
The Internship track consists of fifteen outstanding internship programs, all associated with a U.S. Army agency. Internship assignments are for a three- to eight-week period.