If jumping out of a perfectly good airplane sounds like fun, then Airborne School may be of interest to you. Earn the silver wings of the U.S. Airbonre at this three week school located at Fort Benning, Georgia. Airborne School is offered to qualified cadets during the summer of their freshman, sophomore, and junior years. AIRBORNE!!!
Learn how to establish helicopter landing zones, prepare sling loads for Air Assault operations, and learn how to rappel from a helicopter at this two week course. Qualified cadets can attend any one of the schools located in Schofield Barracks, HI, Fort Drum, NY, Fort Polk, LA, or Fort Campbell, KY.
Cadet Troop Leading Time (CTLT)
Cadet Troop Leading Time is an internship in which 3rd year cadets go to units all over the world and learn the ropes of being a platoon leader. Cadets are assigned to every type of army unit and gain valuable knowledge and experience as a 2LT.
Engineer Internship Program (EIP)
Enginering Internships are hosted by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Directorates of Public Works at select Army installations. Cadets assigned to this internship will work exclusively in an engineering capacity and under the direct supervision of an engineer. The majority of the engineering internships are not co-located on a military installation. Cadets must be enrolled in Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, or Structural Engineering degree. Cadets must have a desire to branch into the Engineers (EN) and pursue becoming a part of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Engineering internships are located across the U.S. and at overseas locations with the USACE.
Cadet Field Training
Cadet Field Training is an 8-week program of instruction focused on Military Training, Physical training, and Moral, Ethical, and Professional development. Training is conducted at Camp Buckner, NY and the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. During the training is a one week deployment to Fort Knox for mounted maneuver training. Cadet Field training provides cadets with an environment in which to develop leadership skills they will need to later fulfill their obligations as officers in the Army. Cadets will train on topics such as reflexive fire, weapons training, obstacle course, fire support, leadership development, land navigation, advanced land navigation, mounted maneuver training, engineer training, physical training, and close quarters combat.
Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT)
The 4-week DCLT Program provides cadets the opportunity to apply leadership skills, interact with highly skilled and experienced Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) and drill sergeants, and improve common task skill proficiency in an Army training environment. Cadets serve in positions with the cadre of Initial Entry Training (IET) and One-Station Unit Training (OSUT) units — Basic Training.
Leaders Training Course (LTC)
Leaders Training Course is a four week course located in Fort Knox, KY. This course is designed for students in their sophomore year who desire to be a cadet as a Junior but do not have the background. This course evaluates their potential and teaches them what it means to be a cadet. Cadets are taught leadership, teamwork, and problem solving
During Fall Term each year, a nine cadet team comprised of WOU and OSU cadets competes against teams in the brigade. The competition is physically and mentally challenging providing the opportunity for cadets to demonstrate skills, team work and leadership.
Field Training Exercises (FTX)
Once per term, the Wolves head into the field to conduct training exercises. They are introduced into practical applications of land navigation, patrolling, situational scenarios and leaders reaction type events.
During the Fall FTX cadets learn how to use a compass, navigate using military techniques, rappel, and accomplish tasks as a team.
Winter FTX takes place at Camp Adair, OR and the Oregon Army National Guard Military Academy. During Winter FTX, cadets learn about and execute Situational Training Exercise (STX) lanes.. During these STX lanes cadets are led by an MS III cadet through four situations: Squad Attack, Conduct an Ambush, Movement to Contact, and Reconnaissance. The cadets also conduct day and night Land Navigation.
During this FTX the cadets execute a day and night land navigation course, STX lanes, and are introduced to a variety of military specific tasks such as weapon familiarization with the M16 and urban operations.
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An Infantry Officer is responsible for leading and controlling the Infantry and combined armed forces during land combat. They are also involved in coordinating employment of Infantry Soldiers at all levels of command, from platoon to battalion and higher, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
The role of an Air Defense Artillery Officer is to be a leader in operations specific to the Air Defense Artillery Branch and to be an expert in the tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of air defense systems.
Armor Officers are responsible for tank and cavalry/forward reconnaissance operations on the battlefield. The role of an Armor Officer is to be a leader in operations specific to the Armor Branch and to lead others in many areas of combat operations.
An Officer within the Aviation Branch is first an expert aviator, but is also responsible for the coordination of Aviation operations from maintenance to control tower operations to tactical field missions. From providing quick-strike and long-range target engagement during combat operations to hauling troops and supplies, Army helicopter units play a critical role in getting the job done in many situations.
An Officer in the Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for providing support in a full spectrum of engineering duties. Engineer Officers help the Army and the Nation in building structures, developing civil works programs, working with natural resources as well as providing combat support on the battlefield.
The Army’s Field Artillery Branch is responsible for neutralizing or suppressing the enemy by cannon, rocket and missile fire and to help integrate all fire support assets into combined arms operations. The role of a Field Artillery Officer is to be a leader in operations specific to the Field Artillery Branch and to be an expert in the tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of fire support systems.
The Chemical Officer advises the commander on issues regarding nuclear, biological and radiological warfare, defense and homeland protection. Chemical Officers also employ Chemical units in combat support with chemical, smoke and flame weapons, technology and management.
Military Intelligence (MI) Officers are always out front, providing essential intelligence and in many cases saving Soldiers who are fighting on the front lines. MI Officers assess risks associated with friendly and enemy courses of action and act to counter or neutralize identified intelligence threats. The MI Officer also uses intelligence systems and data to reduce uncertainty of enemy, terrain and weather conditions for a commander.
Military Police Officers are utilized in direct combat and during peacetime to lead other Military Police Soldiers while they serve five main functions: 1) Maneuver and mobility support operations, 2) Area security operations, 3) Law and order operations, 4) Internment and resettlement operations, and 4) Police intelligence operations.
A Signal Corps Officer must be an expert in planning, installing, integrating, operating and maintaining the Army’s voice, data and information systems, services and resources. Signal Officers must be highly intelligent, forward-thinking and have a complete knowledge of communications and data management technologies.
An Adjutant General Officer is responsible for helping Soldiers with the tasks that affect their overall welfare and well being, while assisting commanders by keeping Soldiers combat-ready. In many cases, the duties of an Adjutant General Officer are very similar to the function of a high-level human resources executive in the civilian world.
The Army’s Finance Corps is responsible for sustaining operations through purchasing and acquiring supplies and services. Officers in the Finance Corps make sure commercial vendors are paid, contractual payments are met, balancing and projecting budgets, paying Soldiers for their service and other financial matters associated with keeping the Army running.
An Army Medical Corps Officer is responsible for the overall health of Soldiers and their families. From allergists to oncologists to surgeons, Medical Corps Officers are also responsible for providing health care to Soldiers’ families and others eligible to receive this care in the military community. During combat, the Medical Corps Officer oversees the emergency medical management of casualties and makes sure Soldiers are combat ready when it comes to their overall health.
Army Nurse Corps Officers lead nursing teams in caring for Soldiers and their families. They are responsible for all aspects of a patient’s care and see that they are addressed, and initiate the coordination of a patient’s multidisciplinary care.
Ordnance Officers are responsible for ensuring that weapons systems, vehicles, and equipment are ready and available – and in perfect working order – at all times. Thus, Ordnance Officers and they Soldiers they lead are a critical component in the Army’s success. Ordnance Officers also oversee the developing, testing, fielding, handling, storage and disposal of munitions.
Quartermaster Officers are responsible for making sure equipment, materials and systems are available and functioning for missions. More specifically, the Quartermaster Officer provides supply support for Soldiers and units in field services, aerial delivery and material and distribution management.
Transportation Officers are experts in the systems, vehicles and procedures in moving troops and supplies in the Army. Transportation Officers are responsible for commanding and controlling Transportation operations and combined armed forces during land combat.