Mandatory Cadet Summer Training
Advanced Camp (AC) is the capstone, a 37-day training event designed to assess a cadet's ability to demonstrate proficiency in basic officer leadership course-a tasks and leadership abilities. Approximately 7,100 cadets are evaluated on their ability to lead at the squad and platoon levels, both in garrison and tactical environments. Cadets are mentally and physically tested during a consequence-driven field training exercise that replicates a combat training center rotation. Successful completion of AC is a prerequisite for commissioning.
- Basic Camp is designed for college students, typically between their sophomore and junior years and is NOT necessary for all cadets. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can take part in ROTC at their college as a third-year student in the four-year program.
Army ROTC Basic Camp allows for current college students to enter the ROTC program. The 32-day training event is designed to help introduce incoming to students to the Army and bring students up to speed with the ROTC curriculum that is taught during the MS1 and MS2 year. Basic camp provides the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in ROTC and the Army as a future officer.