After completing basic training, all members of the United States Army are given the opportunity to pursue advanced training in a wide variety of areas. Listed below are some of the advanced training options available to Missouri State students in the Army ROTC.
Cadet Professional Field Training
The history of U.S. paratroopers is legendary, and it takes a special kind of person to volunteer for this assignment. It is a three-week school conducted at Fort Benning, GA. Cadets must be in excellent physical condition just to compete for attendance at the school. Upon graduation, you become among the Army's most valuable combat officers.
Air Assault School
A two-week course of instruction, Air Assault School is physically and mentally demanding and requires a great deal of studying to pass the written tests and physical conditioning to pass the physical tests. It is a challenge, but if you rise to the occasion, you will earn the distinctive right and honor to wear the Air Assault badge.
Cadet Troop Lead Training
Available to cadets in the summer between their junior and senior years, CTLT provides a unique opportunity for cadets to experience the work environment of an active-duty Second Lieutenant. Cadets are assigned Second Lieutenant positions for a three-week course and are expected to lead soldiers in the accomplishment of unit missions. This on-the-job experience is potentially the most relevant and rewarding leadership training available to cadets in their preparation for commissioning as Second Lieutenants.
Mountain Warfare School
A two-week course taught by the Vermont National Guard at Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, VT. The training is designed to make you an expert in mountain operations. The Mountain Warfare School is both physically and mentally demanding. Cadets attending Mountain Warfare training must be in outstanding physical condition. It is a tough, rigorous combat arms-oriented course, and many of the students are from active Special Forces and Ranger battalions.
Northern Warfare School
This is a two-week course, taught at the U.S. Army Northern Warfare Training Center in Fort Greely, AL. It teaches students survival techniques in northern climates, as well as basic skills of military mountaineering. Subjects include rock and ice climbing, cold weather survival, rappelling and inland waterway operations. Cadets attending Northern Warfare School must be graduates of Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC).