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Cadet Training

Graduation Training Requirements and

Additional Training Opportunities

Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET)

CIET is a recent addition to the Army ROTC summer training requirements.  CIET will take place in the summer either between a cadets Freshman and Sophomore year or between their Sophomore and Junior year.  Similar to Basic Training, CIET will train cadets on many basic soldier skills ensuring cadets across the country have the same foundation knowledge to be successful with the remainder of their Army ROTC training.

At this time, only select cadets are attending CIET as the course is being established.  Please contact the CWU Army ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer for more information on who will be required to attend CIET.

Cadet Leadership Course (CLC)

The ROTC Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) is a critical training event for an Army ROTC cadet. It is the second of two required summer training events to complete Army ROTC.  The 33-day training event incorporates a wide range of subjects designed to develop leadership ability. The challenges are rigorous and demanding, both mentally and physically. CST tests intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and stamina. These challenges provide a new perspective on an individual's ability to perform exacting tasks and to make difficult decisions in demanding situations.


Cadet Initial Entry Training - Lateral Entry (CIET-LE)

CIET-LE is a leadership course located in Fort Knox, KY.  It is the same course as the CIET course previously mentioned but allows students who have not satisfied the learning requirements taught in the 100 and 200 level courses to satisfy those requirements.  (CIET-LE is required only for Cadets who have not satisfied the first and second year class requirements.)


Airborne School

If jumping out of a perfectly good airplane sounds like fun, then Airborne School may be of interest to you. Earn the wings of a U.S. Army Paratrooper at this three week school located in beautiful Fort Benning, Georgia. Airborne School is offered to qualified cadets during the summer of their freshman, sophomore, and junior years. AIRBORNE!!!

Army Parachuters

Air Assault

Learn how to establish helicopter landing zones, prepare sling loads for Air Assault operations, and learn how to rappel from a helicopter at this two week course. Qualified cadets can attend any one of the schools located in Schofield Barracks, HI, Fort Drum, NY, Fort Polk, LA, or Fort Campbell, KY.


Mountain Warfare

After completing this 14 day long course, cadets earn the title of Military Mountaineer. Training lasts 14 hrs each day for the entire course and cadets learn how to effectively perform small unit tactics in a mountainous terrain and is taught by some of the top Mountaineer’s in the world.

Soldier in mountains

Northern Warfare

Battle cold and conquer mountains at the Northern Warfare Training Center, Fort Wainright, Alaska. Learn basic Mountaineering in one of the most visually appealing places on earth.


soldiers in snow

Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP)

For Army ROTC Cadets, the world is their classroom. Every year hundreds of Cadets travel the globe, spending up to three weeks immersed in foreign cultures, learning more about how others around the world view the U.S. and, in the process, learning more about themselves.