Cadets are provided with a numerous amount of opportunity to either dive further into the Army or even broaden their perspective with civilian experiences. This training is perfect for cadets that want to get the most out of their summers.

Advanced Camp

All ROTC cadets must complete this course prior to receiving their commission as officers in the Army. Cadets training at Advanced Camp in Fort Knox, KY This is about a month long course that takes place at Fort Knox, KY.  Cadets will be tested and evaluated on many individual and leadership skills that they have learned through the ROTC course.  Individual skills include land and night navigation and physical fitness.  Cadets will also be placed in positions of leadership and will be evaluated on how well they lead others and make decisions.  Cadets who perform above the standard in leadership positions are awarded an overall Excellent rating.  Cadets who perform individual skills above the standard are awarded Recondo.    

Air Assault Training

Air Assault TrainingAir Assault training is available at different Army posts across the country. It is a 10 day course that consists of physical training, sling load training, rappelling and a 12 mile road march. This is a tough course that will exhaust you both physically and mentally, but in the long run it will be worth every ounce of energy you put into it! 

Project Global Officer

The Army has a specific program to train Cadets in needed languages called Project Global Officer (GO). TheCadets riding Camels in the Sahara Desert Army will provide an all expenses paid trip, either domestically or abroad, to learn a language at a university. This is one of the only options they provide to Cadets before they are contracted.

Every year hundreds of Cadets learn a language that is deemed critical by the Department of Defense. On top of learning languages, Cadets learn more about how those around the world view the U.S. and, in the process, learning more about themselves. The Army recognizes the need for young leaders to develop more cultural awareness and foreign language proficiency skills. Now more than ever, cultural awareness training is a vital component to the ROTC curriculum. Overseas immersions help educate future leaders in ways the classroom cannot. This opportunity exposes them to everyday life in different cultures and intensifies language study, which helps produce commissioned officers who possess the right blend of language and cultural skills required to support global operations in the 21st Century.

Airborne Training

ABThe US Army Airborne School, located at Ft. Benning, Georgia, is available to cadets that are enrolled in the program. The course is three weeks long, consisting of a ground week, tower week and jump week. With each week comes different types of training designed to teach you to parachute from airplanes and helicopters. It is an exciting non-stop course that will push you to the limit. By graduation all students will make five airplane jumps!

Mountain Warfare Training

Mountain Warfare TrainingMountain Warfare School is a two-week course taught by the Vermont National Guard at Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vermont. Both a summer and a winter phase are offered. The training is designed to make you an expert in mountain operations. Mountain Warfare School is both physically and mentally demanding. Training is non-stop, 15 hours per day, for 14 days. If you can carry a 65-pound rucksack up to five miles per day in mountainous terrain and are competent with both day and night land navigation you may have what it takes to complete this intense training.

Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT)

Cadet interning with an Active Duty OfficerCTLT increases each cadet's leadership experience. Cadets are assigned to a platoon leader position in a regular active duty Army unit and given an opportunity to lead soldiers. It provides cadets with first hand experience with the command, training, administration, and logistical functions of active duty units. It also exposes cadets to the on-duty and off-duty environment of the junior officer.

Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)

NSTPNSTP is a clinical elective offered at Army hospitals in the United States and Germany. NSTP is a paid elective attended during the summer between your junior and senior years of college. It gives you the opportunity to develop both your leadership and nursing skills. It will introduce you to the Army Medical Department and the roles and responsibilities of an Army Nurse Corps officer.

Army Medical Department Internship Program (AMEDDIP)

AMEDDIPThe Office of the Army Surgeon General sponsors the program. Cadets are assigned to Medical Department Activities (MEDDAC) and Medical Centers (MEDCEN). The purpose of the AMEDDIP is to offer a cadet insight into the Army Medical Facilities and exposure to leadership in the medical arena. Cadets are assigned to a preceptor and work under their direct supervision and direction of an AMEDD officer.

Basic Camp

The main focus of Basic Camp is to develop your leadership skills through exposure to interactive personal and group experiences. You will also be introduced to the Army experience, as you will learn many of the basic soldier skills that set us apart from our civilian colleagues. Army Drill Sergeants and cadre from universities across the nation play key roles in your experience as they lead you through your daily training routine. Your cadre team will provide you daily feedback and counseling on your successes and areas still needing improvement. Through this experience, you will learn how and when to lead others and the importance of teamwork in accomplishing a common goal. More importantly you will be taught the values and ethos of an Army officer and what is required to achieve this distinction.

 

Cadets from across the nation come to La Crosse to compete in the Army ROTC grueling Northern Warfare Challenge. This physical and skill based challenge covers 18 miles in our own backyard, starting and ending at Grandad's Bluff. Cadets must carry 35-45 lbs on their back while competing in tasks like starting a controlled fire, knot tying, weapons qualification, and much more! Cadets Competing in La Crosse Bluffs Cadets from across the nation come to La Crosse to compete in the Army ROTC grueling Northern Warfare Challenge. This physical and skill based challenge covers 18 miles in our own backyard, starting and ending at Grandad's Bluff. Cadets must carry 35-45 lbs on their back while competing in tasks like starting a controlled fire, knot tying, weapons qualification, and much more!
ROTC is run by the students enrolled in our program. They lead in our classes and mentor the younger Cadets. This is executed by clear communication and encouragement. Cadets in Charge ROTC is run by the students enrolled in our program. They lead in our classes and mentor the younger Cadets. This is executed by clear communication and encouragement.
Our Cadets compete for the opportunity to be trained and experience rappelling out of a hovering helicopter. The adrenaline rushes as they utilize their training and descend the 50 feet to the solid ground below them. Rappelling + Helicopters Our Cadets compete for the opportunity to be trained and experience rappelling out of a hovering helicopter. The adrenaline rushes as they utilize their training and descend the 50 feet to the solid ground below them.
Through the years that you spend in the Army ROTC program, you work closely with your peers to learn, to train, and eventually to teach those following in your footsteps. The classes of students are there for you through the thick and thin. You become part of the Eagle Battalion Family! Family Atmosphere Through the years that you spend in the Army ROTC program, you work closely with your peers to learn, to train, and eventually to teach those following in your footsteps. The classes of students are there for you through the thick and thin. You become part of the Eagle Battalion Family!
Many of our Cadets volunteer their time with our Eagle Battalion Color Guard. We present the Colors at football games, in parades, and at veteran events. This comes as a great honor to represent those that came before us and those that currently serve. Honor at the Football Field Many of our Cadets volunteer their time with our Eagle Battalion Color Guard. We present the Colors at football games, in parades, and at veteran events. This comes as a great honor to represent those that came before us and those that currently serve.
Every year, our Cadets volunteer in helping the new students move into their dorms. Moving in the Students Every year, our Cadets volunteer in helping the new students move into their dorms.
Our program makes a point to keep volunteering as an integral part of what we do. One of our repeating volunteer projects has been helping rebuild or replace bridges in the Hixon Forest. Each class completes a project each semester as a team. Where should we go next? Repairing the Trails Our program makes a point to keep volunteering as an integral part of what we do. One of our repeating volunteer projects has been helping rebuild or replace bridges in the Hixon Forest. Each class completes a project each semester as a team. Where should we go next?