Clemson University
Land Navigation training is a component of instruction in all four years at Clemson University. Land Navigation skills are taught and practiced in both day and night training. During LDAC – Leadership Development Advance Camp ML III’ s are assess on their land navigation skills.

Preparing for Land Navigation

Land Navigation training is a component of instruction in all four years at Clemson University. Land Navigation skills are taught and practiced in both day and night training. During LDAC – Leadership Development Advance Camp ML III’ s are assess on their land navigation skills.

Army ROTC, Military Science, was established as an integral part of theacademic curriculum of Clemson University beginning in 1893 with theinstitution's first full time academic year of operation. Clemson's longassociation with Army ROTC began in the context of a Military College with anall male corps of cadets.

On April 6,1917, the United States declared war on Germany, and Clemson'senior class volunteered to President Wilson en masse. A total of 1,549 servedand 25 were killed in the line of duty.  Medals of Honor were presented toEnsign Daniel Sullivan and Sergeant Erans Foster.  During World War II,Clemson supplied more Army officers than any other institution except for TexasA & M. A total of 6,475 served and 370 were killed in the line of duty. AMedal of Honor was presented to LTC Jimmy Dyess a member of Clemson's Class of'31.

In 1955, the trustees of Clemson College took steps toward becoming a fulluniversity resulting in the Corps of Cadets being abolished. The ROTC basicprogram remained mandatory for only freshmen and sophomore males until 1969.ROTC became fully an elective program in 1971 and opened to women.  Threeyears later, the Clemson had its first female leadership officercommissioned.  The Army ROTC has remained an elective program for allclasses since that date.

Clemson ROTC offers a general military subject curriculum. This enables theprogram to produce officers available for a wide variety of Army assignments inmost branches.

At present, both the two year and four year programs are offered as a part ofthe Army ROTC curriculum. This curriculum is a viable academic career programfor both men and women students who desire entry into the Active Army, ArmyReserve, or Army National Guard as a Commissioned Officer.