Leader's Training Course (LTC): Army ROTC

The Four Phases Of CIET

Soldier First Phase

Upon arrival, Cadets are immersed in the ways of the Army. They begin Physical Training (PT) and Drill and Ceremony (D&C) which instill self-discipline and prepare them for the rigors and challenges of the upcoming weeks. Cadets also spend time on the Team Development course where they work together to overcome obstacles in simulated tactical situations.

Warrior Leader Phase

This phase builds on the basics Cadets have learned by extending into adventure training in the field. Combat Water Survival Training, rappelling, land navigation and marksmanship training provide physical challenges that test Cadets individually while developing teamwork skills. Also included in this phase are squad tactics, urban combat simulations and orienteering.

Bold Leader Phase

In this phase, Cadets learn squad-level operations by taking part in demanding field exercises. During these exercises each Cadet, in turn, is called upon to lead their squad in every part of a mission—from receiving orders and analyzing the terrain to making a plan and attaining the objective. All the while, Cadets receive detailed feedback on their leadership abilities.

Future Leader Phase

Cadets in this fourth and final phase are given comprehensive guidance from their CIET instructors to get a sense of their accomplishments over the past weeks. While performing continuing daily tasks such as physical fitness, Cadets also arrange and take part in their Family Day, graduation and awards ceremonies.

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Example Daily Events

Each day is unique at CIET, and you can expect to be challenged physically and mentally. See below for just a few examples of the daily activities you will experience.

PHYSICAL TRAININGCadets build their confidence by participating in combat water survival training, rappelling, ropes courses and more.
CLASSROOM TRAININGCadets learn Army values and ethics, study historical examplesofleadership, hear from distinguished guests and get trainedinsquad/team tactics.
WEAPONS TRAININGCadets take part in combat simulations with paintball equipment,andlearn the ins and outs of an M16 in Basic Rifle Marksmanship(BRM)training.
FIELD TRAININGCadets are exposed to land navigation skills, put squad tactics to use in completing a mission.
FEEDBACKInstructors and Cadet Leaders constantly advise Cadets on how theyareprogressing in their leadership skills, and how they can performbetter.

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