In Army ROTC, you learn to become a LEADER—not just a person who gives orders but a person who leads by example. Being an officer in the U.S. Army means you're a counselor, a strategist and a motivator. It's similar to being a vital manager in a corporation. As an officer, you lead other soldiers in all situations and adjust to environments that are always changing. You'll be driven to achieve success with your team on every mission. Upon arrival at your first duty station you are expected to lead 30-50 soldiers immediately.
Some of the Special Schools Opportunities Available to Cadets
U.S. Army Air Assault School is a 10-day course designed to prepare soldiers for physical and mental training. Air Assault training focuses on the mastery of rappelling techniques and sling load procedures, skills that involve intense concentration and a commitment to safety and preparation
Airborne School is broken into three one-week phases: Ground Week, Tower Week, and Jump Week. At Airborne school, soldiers will train alongside Regular Army officers and enlisted men and women, as well as members of the other armed services, and jump from an air plane.
-Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT)
CTLT provides Cadets the opportunity to experience leadership in army. Cadets serve in lieutenant-level leadership positions in active-duty units. Platoon Leader positions have a 3-4 week duration depending on the hosting unit and location. Cadets will shadow a 2nd lieutenant to understand their role as becoming a future army officer.
Some of the Internship Opportunities Available to Cadets
-Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI-NYC)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. FBI offers Cadets the opportunity to intern at one of their host location in New York, NY. This is a four week internship. The duty uniform is business casual attire. A uniform will not be worn at linkup or during the internship.
-Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)
Cadets with an Academic Major of Nursing are the only Cadets eligible to apply for this program. NSTP rotations are 28 days in length and will be located at an Army Medical Facility either in the United States or outside the United States including Europe. NSTP provides nursing Cadets with opportunities to develop and practice leadership in a clinical environment. Cadets work side-by-side with an Army Nurse Corps Officer preceptor.
-Forensic Internship Program (FIP)
If selected, Cadets will have the opportunity to work at the National Forensic Science Technology Center, in Largo, Florida where they will be exposed to the latest cutting edge technology utilized for biometrics, a growing capability. Cadets will learn various techniques from multiple forensic disciplines: how to examine and develop fingerprints; chemical detection and analysis; media/cellular exploitation; improvised explosive device investigations; and the capabilities of deployable forensic laboratories.
-NASA Ames Internship Program (NASA-A)
NASA Ames is one of ten centers with a diverse portfolio of research areas ranging from aeronautics to human systems to biology. Cadets are offered a broad range of areas for them to gain experience with, military and government exposure, and knowledge about future resources for their careers. Cadets will be working alongside with the Air Force, Army, Navy, and National Guard in various departments.
-Project GO (Foreign Language Program)
Project GO is a Department of Defense (DoD) initiative that provides FULL FUNDING for ROTC students to study critical languages in the summer. Full funding includes tuition, fees, books, and room and board and travel costs to a Project GO institution. There are over 20 Project GO institutions across the nation offer 12 different languages (Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Indonesian, Hindi and Urdu, etc).
-Broadcasting Internship (BIP)
Work with broadcasting networks such as CBS, FOX and NBC to build a better of understanding Broadcasting, Communications, Journalism, Engineering, Administration, Creative Services, Marketing, Web Design, Social Media Management, Research and Commercial Production.