The Leadership Development Exercise (LDX), otherwise known as a Field Training Exercise (FTX), is a culminating training event for the Wildcat Battalion. Each year, we hold one LDX in the fall and another in the winter semester. They take place over a three-day weekend either in Forestville, Camp Grayling, or Fort McCoy. The LDX generally consists of day and night land navigation, squad operations, and platoon operations. In recent years, we have joined forces with cadets from Michigan Tech University in order to share tactical ideas, work with others outside of our unit, and create a more realistic training environment by having a greater number of soldiers participate. These are our greatest training events during the school year because cadets can apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their military science courses.