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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MIL 2500 - Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET)

Summer semester

The Cadet Summer Training Basic Camp is the premier leadership program of its kind in the United States.  An intense four-week introduction to Army life and leadership training of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), the aim of the course is to motivate and qualify Cadets for entry into the Senior ROTC program. This 28-day leader internship is taught as an off-campus extension course each summer at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  It is open to students who have a minimum of 48 semester hours and at least four semesters of degree work remaining (undergraduate or graduate) after completion of the course.  The Army provides transportation to and from Fort Knox.  Students receive free room and board and are paid for their attendance.  They participate in hands-on exercises and receive training in marksmanship, rappelling, water survival, land navigation, and small unit tactics.  Course participants are eligible to validate or compete for two-year scholarships.  Graduation from Basic Camp has been the first step in many successful officers’ careers.  Graduates have gone on to lead America’s sons and daughters in fighting to preserve American democracy and freedoms or in civilian life in the boardrooms and offices of American business.