Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program
The Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) program gives cadets the opportunity to travel to another country for three weeks and become immersed in its military and civilian culture. There are three different types of CULP missions, including humanitarian services, military-to-miltary contact and educational excursions. Cadets from our program have traveled to Togo, Vietnam, Guyana, Chile, Tanzania and many more.
(Right) Cadet Allen on top of Kaieteur Falls, one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world, with her group in Guyana. She did jungle survival training with the Brazilian Special Forces and the Guyanese Defense Force.
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Airborne School is a unique experience requiring special dedication and a desire to be challenged mentally and physically. This three-week course, also known as Basic Airborne Training, teaches soldiers and cadets the techniques involved in parachuting from airplanes and landing safely. The course qualifies them to wear the Airborne Badge. The final test includes five non-assisted jumps. This is a volunteer school and all basic necessities, transportation and equipment are provided by the U.S. Army.
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Air Assault School
Air Assault School is a 10 ½ day course that teaches Air Assault techniques and procedures, and qualifies soldiers to wear the Air Assault Badge. The course consists of helicopter characteristics and capabilities, helicopter rigging and sling loading, and helicopter rappelling and fast-roping. The successful completion of Air Assault school qualifies them to wear the Air Assault Wings.
(Right) Cadet Owens at Air Assault School in Fort Campbell, KY.
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Cadet Troop Leader Training
Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) is a three to four week long program where cadets are assigned to Active Duty units within the United States or abroad. Cadets shadow and work alongside other officers, serving as platoon leaders to a group of soldiers. Most times, cadets are sent to units within their desired Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) so that they can gain a better understanding of their job duties after graduation and prior to their first assignment. For example, one of our cadets was assigned to an Infantry unit down in Fort Benning, GA where he was planning operations alongside one of the unit's platoon leaders for three weeks.
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Mountain Warfare School
The purpose of Mountain Warfare School is to train soldiers in the specialized skills required for operating in mountainous terrain, under all climatic conditions, day and night. These courses teach soldiers how to use adverse terrain and weather conditions to their advantage as a combat multiplier. This aids in preserving the unit strength and combat power to achieve mission success. The ultimate objective is to teach mobility. Students also learn mountain climbing and rescue techniques.
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Northern Warfare School
Arctic, sub-arctic, and mountain environments are brutally unforgiving to the unprepared. Units that have successfully fought in these environments have historically been those with special individual skills, are physically and mentally tough, and have extensive experience and expertise operating in harsh conditions. The mission is to provide relevant training to the leaders of USARAK units so that they can fight and win in demanding cold weather and mountain environments.
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There are a number of other internships and summer schools available for eligible cadets. These opportunities are geared more specifically to individual Military Occupation Specialties and provide cadets with hands-on training in their areas of interest. For example, nurses can participate in the Nurse Summer Training Program during the summer between their junior and senior years to gain quality work exposure in an Army Medical Facility.
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