R.O.T.C. offers cadets the chance to experience the Army up close by voluntary participation in several exciting schools.
AIR ASSAULT SCHOOL
This is another challenging course for qualified cadets. Air Assault is conducted at several US Army installations across the United States. Cadets will get the opportunity to familiarize with helicopter operations such as: riggin helicopters to carry various loads and actually rappelling off the skid of the helicopter safely to the ground. Again a minimum Physical Fitness score of 250 is required for school selection. Air Assault school is usually completed during the summer after the MS II or sophomore, though this is by no means to rule.
Do you think you have what it takes to step up to the door of an aircraft, look down at the drop zone, jump 1,000 feet and land safely - ready to fight?
It takes a special kind of person to volunteer for this assignment. Someone with unflinching spirit of adventure, someone who can put into practice in three minutes things that have taken three weeks to learn. And who is willing to live up to the airborne history of action, dedication and courage?
If you're that kind of person, the sky's the limit in Airborne.
At Jump School, you'll be introduced to your best friend - your parachute. You'll get to know everything about it. How to wear it, adjust it, use it, the works. You'll also learn all the techniques needed to accomplish your mission with absolute confidence. How to stay loose; get ready for impact; let your legs absorb the shock; roll and collapse your chute quickly; release your harness; unsling your weapon; and deploy into position.
Airborne officers are considered to be among the Army's most valuable combat officers. (Every member of the Rangers and Special Forces - two of the Army's most elite corps - is airborne-qualified.)
And not only Infantry officers can benefit from "going Airborne." Being airborne-qualified will enhance an officer's value to the Army and enhance his or her own chances for a valuable career.
This is a three week school conducted at Fort Benning, Georgia. Cadets in good physical condition may compete for a school allocation. A minimum Physical Fitness score of 250 is required. At Airborne school, cadets will train along side Regular Army officers and enlisted men and women, as well as members of the other armed services, to jump from an Air Force aircraft (C130 and C141). Upon completion of the course, cadets will earn the coveted jump wings and be parachutist qualified! This course is extremely safe and boosts the confidence of all who have the opportunity to attend.
MSL II TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
MSL IIs are authorized to attend a variety of summer training. You are considered an MSL II during your MSL II school year and the summer following.
Cadet Practical Field Training (CPFT). The program includes training at Army schools and special courses including Basic Airborne Course, Air Assault School, Combat Survival Training, Combat Divers Qualification Course, Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course, Cadet Field Training, Mountain Warfare Training, Northern Warfare Training, Sandhurst, and United Kingdom Officer Training Course. Cadet Command pays for travel. Billeting and mess are provided by the installation at most locations. All cadets must meet the eligibility criteria to be selected.
Robin Sage Exercise (RS). Cadets play the role of guerillas and act as insurgent members of a growing resistance force. This program provides the cadets with opportunities to learn and grow as potential leaders. Over a three-week period cadets are exposed to Troop Leading Procedures (TLPs), Mission Planning, Small Unit Tactic, Air Operations, Basic Field Craft, Demolition, Medical, Communications and Weapons.