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The FTX is designed to give cadets hands-on training experience in addition to that already experienced in their weekly exercises. They practice land navigation techniques, rappelling, experience group problem solving scenarios, and operation orders.

Cadet pulling security on a FTX

The FTX is designed to give cadets hands-on training experience in addition to that already experienced in their weekly exercises. They practice land navigation techniques, rappelling, experience group problem solving scenarios, and operation orders.

“ Joining ROTC is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. ROTC promotes a lifestyle that is above every other profession. ”

Cadet Simmons. Class of 2011,Chester, PA

See how interesting college can be when you're a part of Army ROTC. You'll be a college student first and foremost, just like the rest of the student body, but there's a key difference: you'll have even more opportunities to succeed.

These opportunities include Field Training Exercises (FTXs) in the spring and fall where Cadets build their teamwork and leadership skills. Cadets also participate in Physical Training (PT) on a regular basis to keep up their strength and endurance.

In addition, each battalion has its own unique calendar of events and activities.

Learn more about Events and Activities

Leadership

Army ROTC is one of the only college courses that teaches leadership.  ROTC training is invaluable for any career that involves leading, managing, motivating people or fostering teamwork.

Physical Fitness

Because a Soldier's level of physical fitness has a direct impact on his or her combat readiness, a Soldier in the U.S. Army must be mentally and physically fit.