While enrolled in the Advanced Courses, each student will attend a leadership assessment training course in Fort Knox, Kentucky. This is usually done between the junior and senior years. Transportation, food, lodging, medical and dental care are provided and the cadet is paid a military salary. The purpose of the camp is to access the cadet's leadership ability and potential.
Leadership Lab is where our students practice the skills they've learned in class. Freshman and sophomore students practice the hands-on skills while the juniors and seniors are responsible for the planning and executing of the labs. Some of the tasks trained here are Drill and Ceremonies, Rifle Marksmanship, Land Navigation, and First Aid.
One weekend every semester, there is optional training which allows cadets to rappel, qualify with the M-16, complete an obstacle course, the leadership reaction course, and conduct land navigation/orienteering events.
We believe that a physically fit person can be more successful in all things. Our students meet for PT (Physical Training) three mornings each week for an hour each morning. It is a comprehensive workout including upper body and abdominal strengthening, as well as cardiovascular endurance. The workout is broken down into ability groups so that students of the same physical condition train together.
LTX (LEADERSHIP TRAINING EXERCISE)
Held at Ft. Indiantown Gap once a semester to teach cadets the basic skills of an everyday U.S. Army soldier.
Land Navigation, M-16 Zero and Qualification course, Rappelling, Obstacle Course, FLRC (Field Leadership Reaction Course)
STX (SQUAD TRAINING EXERCISES)/PATROLLING EXERCISES
Puts MSIII cadets in charge of squad size elements in order to teach, as well as learn how to complete the basic battle drills.
React to Contact
Knock out a Bunker
Conducting an Ambush
Various Variable Lanes
Conduct/Execute a Raid
The best cadets from each battalion train for many months for a competition that is held every year at Fort Dix, New Jersey. The competition challenges the cadets both mentally and physically throughout the entire weekend. The competition includes a 10km road march, qualification with and then assembly and disassembly of the Berretta 92, and the M-4, a physical fitness test, construction of a rope bridge, land navigation and finally a grenade assault course.The end result of the curriculum are leaders who can communicate effectively, operate in a stressful environment, and understand the ethical decision making process.