Army ROTC

Training Program

  • The Seattle University training program focuses on training cadets in basic military skills and leadership. Our goal is to train cadets to excel at Leader Development and Assessment course (LDAC) and ultimately achieve the highest standards as leaders within the Army's Officer Corps. 

    The classroom curriculum develops a cadet's leadership abilities by instilling the necessary values and attributes required of Army Leaders. During our Field Training Exercises cadets will conduct confidence training, learn to navigate with a map and compass in different types of terrain, lead small units on tactical missions, and develop basic rifle marksmanship skills. 

    By practicing these skills, cadets begin forming the foundation necessary to become competent and confident leaders in our great Army.

    Mandatory Training

    Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC)

    After their Junior year, cadets attend the Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC), previously known as Warrior Forge, Advanced Camp or the National Advanced Leadership Course. Successful completion of LDAC is required for all Army ROTC Cadets prior to being commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or the National Guard. The training incorporates a wide range of subjects designed to develop and assess leadership ability. We often call it the "Super Bowl of ROTC" because it is here that cadets put all of the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their first three years to the test.

    Leader's Training Course (LTC)

    The Leader's Training Course (LTC)  allows students to enter the Army ROTC Two-Year Advanced Course without any prior military or ROTC experience. LTC catches students up on all the knowledge and skills they would have learned in their first two years in the Basic Course, providing the necessary training to ensure success during the last two years of Army ROTC. While at LTC, students will be observed and assessed on their officer potential while getting to experience exciting adventure training such as repelling and white-water rafting. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested to gain leadership experience, meet new people, and most importantly, learn more about themselves.

    Optional Training

    Airborne Training

    Limited slots are available for qualified cadets to attend Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia. Applicants must have passed the airborne physical examination and attained the appropriate score on the APFT. Successful completion of this training entitles the cadet to wear the Army Airborne Badge. The three weeks of training are divided into ground, tower, and jump week. By the end of the third week cadets will have completed at least 5 successful jumps!

    Air Assault Training

    This10-day training course is designed to teach cadets air assault skills and procedures, improve basic leadership skills, and instill the Air Assault spirit. Requirements for selection are the same as for Airborne training. During the course, cadets will complete an obstacle course, physical training, rappelling, troop ladder, rigging and sling loading, road marches, and evaluations. Successful completion allows cadets to wear the Air Assault Badge. Cadets can attend the Air Assault course at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, or Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

    Northern Warfare Training Course (NWTC)

    Highly motivated and physically qualified cadets may apply for NWTC. The three-week training period is designed to familiarize the cadet with winter operations including a River Phase and a Glacier Phase. The rivers, mountains, and ice fields of Alaska provide a physical and mental challenge as well as tactical experiences in a mountainous region.

    Mountain Warfare Training

    Mountain Warfare School is on the slopes of Vermont's Green Mountains. "Tough" is a good way of describing the winter phase of the Mountain Warfare School. In two weeks, soldiers learn to ski and snowshoe. They patrol through waist-deep snow, using altimeter barometers instead of compasses. They climb 30-feet walls of solid ice, perform crevasse rescues and learn survival skills.

    Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT)

    Limited CTLT allocations are available annually to cadets who wish to participate in CTLT. This program allows selected cadets to be attached to active duty or reserve component units (on annual training) and serve in a leadership position. The program is approximately three to four weeks in duration, and is available only to MS III cadets, who attend LDAC in the same year. Cadets who attend CTLT are paid at the same rate as for LDAC. Upon completion of this assignment, cadets receive a performance evaluation by an officer in the assigned unit. This evaluation is used by the PMS when providing further counseling and leadership training.

    Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)

    Nurse Summer training program is a three to four week program offered to nursing students who have completed Med-Surg I or an equivalent class. Most nursing cadets will attend this training course following LDAC, the summer between their junior and senior years. NSTP is similar to CTLT as nursing cadets are attached to an Army Hosptial unit and practice clinical skills under the guidance of a licensed Army Nurse Corps Officer.