ROTC TRAINING

ROTC FTX Training - Members of the HSU/OBU ROTC travel to Camp Robinson, Little Rock, AR  in the Fall semester and Spring semester.  FTX is a weekend training where cadets receive hands on instruction in various areas of combat techniques.  Instructors spend time with them both in the classroom and out in the field.  Some of these exercises may include:  Day and night land navigation, Squad Training Exercises (STX Lanes), Field Leaders Reaction Course (FLRC), Field Craft and First Aid.

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LAND NAVIGATION - Practice makes perfect when it comes to Land Navigation. Cadets work to plot all the points before he/she  begins their course, because with only a map, compass, and protractor the smallest mistake means the difference between becoming lost or finishing the course.   

RAPPELLING -  Rappelling is one of the many types of physical training that builds confidence. Cadets participate in rappelling, ropes courses and more. 

RANGER CHALLENGE - is an elite group of cadets chosen to compete with other cadets from our partner schools to participate in field and exercise competitions.

COMBATWATER SURVIVAL TRAINING - As part of the Military Science coursework, all cadets participate in Combat Water Survival Training. 

ROAD MARCH - Cadets learn tactical foot movements while carrying military style equipment and loads. 

CLASSROOM TRAINING - Cadets learn Army values and ethics, study historical examples of leadership, hear from distinguished guests and are trained in squad/team tactics in and out of the classroom. 

WEAPONS TRAINING- Cadets take part in combat simulations with paintball equipment and learn the basics of an M16 in Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM) training. 

FIELD TRAINING - Cadets are exposed to land navigation skills, put squad tactics to use in completing a mission. 

FEEDBACK - Instructors and Cadet Leaders constantly advise Cadets on how they are progressing in their leadership skills, and how they can perform better. 

Cadets Apply Land Navigation Skills During Simulated Operations.  Cadets learn basic military skills like land navigation in the classroom and during leadership labs. They then test their knowledge and skill by applying those skills during a land navigation course and simulated military operations during our Fall and Spring Field Training Exercises (FTX). Practice makes perfect when it comes to Land Navigation. Cadets work to plot all the points before he/she  begins their course, because with only a map, compass, and protractor the smallest mistake means the difference between becoming lost or finishing the course.  

Land Navigation

Rappelling is but one aspect of Physical training.  This skill is taught using a 20ft tower and progressing to a 40 ft. tower.  

Rappelling

Ranger Challenge Competition uses a chosen elite group of cadets who compete with other cadets from our partner schools in field and exercise competitions.

These may include;  Weapons assembly and disassembly, Ruck March, Hand Granade Assault Course and Army Physical Fitness Test.  

RANGER CHALLENGE COMPETITION

Combat CWST, (Combat Water Survival Training).  Prior to commissioning all cadets are required to possess certain  water survival skills.  Annually all soldiers and officers are required to attend a water survival techniques class.
All new commissioned officers must be able to swim.  As part of the Military Science coursework, all cadets participate in Combat Water Survival Training.

Cadets are required to experience a 3-meter drop into water, blind folded and carrying a mock M-16 rifle, and also Swim 15 meters in uniform with gear while keeping a mock M-16 rifle out of the water.
Additionally, cadets must learn submerged equipment removal techniques. 
For this requirement, cadets must jump into deep water wearing load bearing equipment.  While underwater, they must release the equipment, swim to the surface and reach the edge.
Other skills learned include creating floatation devices using one's uniform and survival floatation skills.
 
 

COMBAT WATER SURVIVAL

ROTC cadets and cadre conduct 10 Mile Road  Marches. The march is conducted as both a training excercise and a fundraiser to help provide funds for the program. The cadets march 10 miles with 25lb rucks on their backs. It is a test in both endurance and perseverance for the cadets. The funds raised from the event goes toward training equipment and excercises for the program.  Cadets learn tactical foot movements while carrying military stye equipment and loads.  

 

ROAD MARCH

Cadets are taught Land Navigation skills in the classroom before applying them to the field.  Cadets learn Army values and ethics, study historical examples of leadership, hear from distinguished guests and get trained in squad/team tactics in and out of the classroom. 

CLASSROOM TRAINING

Cadets take part in combat simulations with paintball equipment and learn the basics of an M16 in Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM) training. 

 

WEAPONS TRAINING

Cadets are exposed to Field Training Exercises including, land navigation skills, IMT (Individual Movement Techniques), battle drills and leadership training.  

FIELD TRAINING
 
 
 
 
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