4-Year Leadership Journey
Cadet Officers and non-commissioned officers are responsible for maintaining military discipline, for instructing those placed under their control, and for setting an example at all times. Each Cadet personally shares, by example, the responsibility for maintaining the discipline, standards, and traditions of the Corps. An intentional 4-year development program provides a foundation to support a Cadet’s growth as a leader.
Follow: Freshman (Duck) Year
Freshmen (Ducks) hold the rank of Cadet Private, with the opportunity to be promoted to Cadet PFC in the second semester. They are expected to follow and carry out the lawful orders and directions of the upper class Cadets in accordance with policies and practices.
All Freshman attend Cadet Orientation Training. COT is designed specifically to help incoming cadets get a solid start on their academics and Corps customs and traditions.
Teach: Sophomore Year
Sophomores hold the rank of Cadet Sergeant or Cadet Corporal. They implement and execute the directions, orders, and policies of the Cadet Leadership chain of command.
Coach: Junior Year
Juniors hold the rank of Cadet Staff Sergeant to Cadet Sergeant Major. They are the day-to-day leaders of the Corps and are expected to communicate their organization’s vision; maintain a positive environment; develop and train freshman and sophomore Cadets; and supervise the directions, orders and guidance provided by the Corps leadership chain.
Mentor: Senior Year
Seniors hold the rank of Cadet Officers. They are the executive leaders of the Corps and are expected to establish, focus on, and communicate their organization’s vision; establish and maintain a positive environment; develop others; and make the decisions that affect operations.
Daily Cadet Schedule
|Duck Wake Up / Fall Out||0520-0550||M-F|
|Physical Fitness Training||0600-0650||M-W-F|
|Corps Formation / Training||0630-0740||T-Th|
|Duck Morning Formation||0745||M-F|
|Morning Meal||As Desired||M-F|
|Academic Day (Quiet Hours in the Hall)||0800-1600||M-F|
|Noon Meal||As Desired||M-F|
|Various Cadet Activities||1630-1800||M-F|
|Evening Meal||As Desired||M-F|