What is the Leader’s Training Course (LTC)?
LTC is an intensive 4-week training experience for college students who want to become Army Officers. You’ll learn about tactics, map reading, first aid, rappelling, rifle marksmanship, and a variety of other military skills. LTC will enhance your leadership, communication, and problem solving skills. Students who complete LTC will be eligible to enroll in the Army ROTC Advanced Course at the University of Toledo in the fall semester, 2009.
What are the qualifications for the Leader’s Training Course?
The requirements for LTC include: U.S. citizenship, age between 17- 27, medical and physical fitness, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and 2 full years of college remaining next fall. You must also demonstrate the potential and desire to become an Army Officer. Students who have prior military service or who have completed the first 2 years of Army ROTC cannot attend
Who Attends the Leader’s Training Course?
College students like yourself from other universities nationwide. Typically students who will be entering their junior year in the fall attend LTC. All academic majors are eligible to attend LTC while preparing for the Army ROTC Advanced Course next fall.
Where and when is Leader’s Training Course Conducted?
LTC takes place at Fort Knox, Kentucky (south of Louisville). There are seven courses, each lasting 4-weeks, and they begin each week from 5 June 2009 through 12 July 2009. You can choose the course date which is best for you.
What does it cost me to attend the Leader’s Training Course?
Virtually nothing. Army ROTC will provide lodging, meals, uniforms, equipment, and travel. It is recommended that students bring $50-$75 for incidental expenses.
Do I get paid for attending the Leader’s Training Course?
Yes, for the 4-weeks at LTC, you will receive about $800, before taxes. You’ll actually be paid to learn!
Are there scholarship opportunities?
Yes, qualified students who complete LTC will be considered for a 2-year Army ROTC scholarship. These scholarships pay 100% tuition, a generous book allowance, and a monthly stipend. You are also eligible to join the Army Reserve or National Guard with no requirement to complete Basic Training. You can collect additional financial benefits from these organizations.
How do I prepare for the Leader’s Training Course?
If you decide to attend LTC, you’ll need to begin preparing soon. Our staff will assist you with everything including administrative paperwork, a medical exam, travel reservations, and working with an Army ROTC instructor to ensure that you are properly oriented before leaving for LTC.
When do I have to decide if I want to go to Leader’s Training Course?
The earlier you decide, the better your chances are of getting the program cycle of your choice, so that LTC will fit neatly into your plans for the summer. If you need to take classes, work, or even an extended vacation, LTC can fit into your summer plans.
Can I attend the Leader’s Training Course as a Graduate Level Student?
Yes, you can attend LTC with a Graduate or Undergraduate Degree program. In fact, there are many other Graduate Level students that attend LTC each summer.
How can I find out more about the Leader’s Training Course?
You can call Army ROTC at (419) 530-4696 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also you may go to http://www.usaac.army.mil/acce/ltc_main.htmto view this year’s pictures. Our Professor of Military Science was in charge of A/1-46’s training this year and may be able to answer more of your questions. Click on the photo gallery to check out this year’s photos.
Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC)
LDAC puts each Cadet through 32 days of intense individual, squad and platoon-level training to assess leadership potential. Cadets are measured against 23 leadership criteria such as: physical stamina, technical competence, delegation, decisiveness, and problem analysis. Instruction and evaluation at LDAC is progressive, building on individual skills like the Army Physical Fitness Test, basic rifle marksmanship, land navigation, and Individual Tactical Training.
The LDAC also allows Cadets to meet other students from across the country and work with them as a team. This is one of their greatest challenges at LDAC and also one of its best facets. By consolidating LDAC into one nationwide event in 1997, Cadet Command has been able to ensure standardized training and evaluation for all ROTC Cadets.
LDAC training committees employ active-duty Soldiers from Fort Lewis and Army Reserve and National Guard units from across the country to instruct Cadets in such skills as automatic weapons operation, calling for fire using field artillery assets, and small unit tactics.
Cadets face squad and platoon level situational training exercises which involve carefully evaluated missions, such as conducting an ambush, reacting to sniper fire, or performing a reconnaissance patrol.
Throughout LDAC, leadership positions are constantly rotated as each Cadet is monitored closely by committee members. Cadet Command staff, who conduct most of the training and evaluations, are Officers and senior NCOs who teach military science subjects on college campuses, nationwide. Once the Cadets finish LDAC, many may choose to attend Airborne or Air Assault School or go to a Cadet Troop Leadership Training assignments to gain additional experience.