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Advanced Camp

Advanced Camp is a 31-day training event that is designed to assess a Cadet's ability to demonstrate proficiency in basic officer leadership tasks. All cadets go to Advanced Camp in the summer typically between their MS-III(Junior) and MS-IV(Senior) years. Cadets are evaluated on their ability to lead at the Squad and Platoon levels, both in garrison and tactical environments. Cadets are mentally and physically tested during a 12-day consequence driven field training exercise that replicates a combat training center rotation. Successful completion of the Advanced Camp is a prerequisite for commissioning.

The mission of Advanced Camp is to assess a Cadet's potential to serve as a commissioned officer. It is the most significant training and evaluation event in ROTC. Training is complex, challenging and rigorous and is conducted in a stressful training environment. Cadets reinforce basic skills through squad (9-13 Cadets) level leader development exercises, and transition to platoon (40-50 Cadets) level operations in a company construct. Prior to attending Advanced Camp, Cadets receive intelligence updates, preparing them for the geopolitical environment to which they will deploy and operate.