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Military Science (ROTC)
While in ROTC you will have the opportunity to train at locations throughout the United States and at several overseas installations.
Held in Ft. Benning , GA , cadets learn how to parachute out of airplanes. Upon completion, cadets are awarded the Army Parachutist Badge and are forever a paratrooper. AIRBORNE!
Air Assault School
This school teaches cadets how to rappel from and sling load helicopters. The two week course is held all over the country. Recently one of our cadets traveled to Hawaii to earn his Air Assault wings.
Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT)
CTLT places ROTC cadets in the position of Platoon Leader in active Army units across the world. The Panther Battalion has an excellent track record for getting highly sought after CTLT slots for its cadets. Cadets can seek CTLT positions to train as a Platoon Leader in any branch of the Army they are interested in. In past summers, we have sent cadets to train with active army units in such places as: Ft Hood TX, Ft Irwin CA, Ft Carson CO, Korea and Italy .
Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP)
• Culture and language Incentive Pay
• Foreign Language Scholarships
• Study Abroad Travel Pay
Active Duty for Professional Development Training in Culture and Language - OCONUS (Outside Continental U.S.) summer deployment
We will deploy our Cadets into strategic overseas regions for the purpose of culture and language immersion in support of Department of the Army and regional Army Service Component Command Security Cooperation Strategies and objectives. These Cadets, called to Active Duty for Professional Development Training, (AD-PDT), deploy and conduct mil-to-mil, Humanitarian Assistance operations and/or service learning projects at the tactical level IOT maximize their exposure to day-to-day life in those cultures and languages into which they may be expected to operate as lieutenants.”
Culture and Language Incentive Program (CLIP)
ROTC Cadets who take one of the approved foreign languages or a related cultural study may earn $250 a credit hour up to $3,000
• Course must be reflected on your transcript with a “C” or better.
• Based on Foreign Language List.
• Usually for one semester in a strategic cultural region.
• Pays up to $6K travel if approved culture/language.
Other Training Opportunities
The Panther Battalion also sends its cadets to Mountain Warfare Training in Vermont , Northern Warfare Training in Ft. Greely , Alaska and Combat Survival Training in Colorado Springs , CO .
This mandatory Advanced Camp is an intensive 5 week training experience, held during the summer at Fort Lewis , Washington . It is intentionally tough and introduces stress. The days are long with considerable night training and no days off – in short, a tough camp. Throughout the five weeks, cadets encounter physical and mental obstacles which challenge them as a person, Soldier, and leader. Cadets gain self-confidence through accomplishment of tough training. Platoon competition develops collective cohesion from individual performance.