Training & Activities

Mandatory Optional
Physical Training Airborne
Lab Air Assault
Field Training Exercise (FTX) Nurse Summer Training Program
Basic Camp Ranger Challenge
Advance Camp Color Guard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Physical Training

  • The Jaguar Battalion conducts physical training, or PT, three times a week, every week throughout the semester from 6:30AM until 7:30AM.
Note that those involved with Ranger Challenge often work out four days of the week, as a certain higher level of physical fitness is required for the events in which they are involved.

Air Assault

  • To train Soldiers in Air Assault operations, sling-load operations, and rappelling.
Upon graduation of the course each Soldier will be able to perform skills required to make maximum use of helicopter assets in training and in combat to support their unit operations. Soldiers are trained on the missions performed by rotary wing aircraft, aircraft safety, aero-medical evacuation procedures, pathfinder operations, principles and techniques of combat assaults, rappelling techniques, and sling-load operations. The core POI requires minimum support assets and is adaptable to organic aviation elements. Both the core instruction and the additional instruction are conducted in a classroom/field environment. Visit Air Assault School, for more information.
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Lab

  • Cadets are required to attend the Leadership Lab every Wednesday from 3:00-4:30PM. During this time, they will engage in various techniques and tactics.
-MS I Cadets learn basic Army movement techniques and land navigation, with an introduction to squad tactics. 
-MS II Cadets are tasked with mastering land navigation techniques and how to execute squad tactics to standard.
-MS III Cadets master squad tactics and prepare for themselves for CST (summer between junior and senior years.)
-MS IV Cadets are placed in leadership positions, under the supervision of Cadre that will allow them to oversee the training of all MS I-III Cadets.

Airborne

  • Airborne is a three-week course that teaches soldiers the techniques involved in parachuting from airplanes and landing safely.
The final test includes a non-assisted jump. The course aims to develop self-confidence and leadership through physically and mentally rigorous challenges. Visit Airborne School website for more information.
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Field Training Exercise (FTX)

  • FTX provide opportunities for Cadets to prepare themselves for the Leadership Development and Assessment Course, while mastering such training events as land navigation, field craft, and battle drills.
It is also an opportunity for the MS IV Cadets to plan and carry out an FTX of their own and gain additional leadership skills.

The Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)

  • NSTP is a paid three-to-four week clinical elective for Army ROTC nurse Cadets. Attendance is voluntary. Our affiliated nursing school awards academic credit for this program.
This elective is conducted at Army hospitals in the United States, Germany and Korea. You get paid while attending NSTP during the same summer as Advanced Camp, which is usually between the junior and senior year of college.
During the NSTP clinical elective, you will receive “hands on” experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor — an Army Nurse Corps officer who works with you one-on-one. Regular coaching sessions enhance your progress, while also providing feedback about your performance.
While you follow the same duty schedule as your preceptor, you could receive training in such areas as patient assessment, planning of patient care, nutrition maintenance and feeding techniques, range of motion and mobility, medication administration, emergency procedures, intravenous (IV) therapy, and other special procedures and techniques.
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Basic Camp

  • Basic Camp is designed to introduce Cadets to Army life and leadership training during a four-week course at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
This course trains Cadets from across the nation with the purpose of developing leadership skills and to evaluate their potential as a future Officer. Junior Cadets will attend Advanced Camp the summer before their senior year. *Nurse Majors are sent a year earlier. *Advanced Camp completion is a requirement for commissioning through ROTC.

Ranger Challenge

  • The most fundamental qualities required to be on the Ranger Challenge team are desire, commitment to the team, and most importantly, the willingness to go further than you ever thought you could.
Through Ranger Challenge, our best Cadets take their college and ROTC experience to a whole new level. With their own separate physical training regime, they compete to be the best of the best.
The top Cadets from the Jaguar Battalion travel to the Regional Ranger Challenge Competition. There, they compete with fellow Cadets from other ARMY ROTC programs from schools all over the eastern United States. Regional winners then compete at Sandhurst.
All Cadets are eligible to try out for the team, both men and women, scholarship and non-scholarship Cadets that is enrolled in Military Science.
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Advanced Camp

  • Advanced Camp is 29-day course, currently held at Fort Knox, Kentucky each summer.
This course trains Cadets from across the nation with the purpose of developing leadership skills and to evaluate their potential as a future Officer. Junior Cadets will attend Advanced Camp the summer before their senior year. *Nurse Majors are sent a year earlier. *Advanced Camp completion is a requirement for commissioning through ROTC.

Color Guard

  • Color Guard is one of the most noticeable extracurricular activities. Being part of the Color Guard allows cadet to learn the proper procedures for presenting the colors.
Once trained, they will get an opportunity to represent the ROTC program in public sporting events and other major events throughout the community.