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Fourthclass System and Leader Development

The Fourth Class System creates the discipline and instills the core values of Honor, Duty, and Respect which is expected of principled leaders in all walks of life. It is deliberately and appropriately stressful while always remaining positive, professional, and purposeful. It creates artificial stress to accelerate and make second nature the habits of self-discipline, teamwork, and a collective sense of accountability for everyone on the team.

While the “Fourth Class System” is the foundation of The Citadel Experience, it is merely the base-line of the much more important “four class system” of leader development. After completing this “prepare” stage their freshmen year, cadets advance to the “engage,” “serve,” and “lead” stages each of their three upperclass years. In each stage, the cadet learns new skills and has increased responsibilities that collectively work together to produce principled leaders. As challenging as the four class system is, cadets soon learn that responsibilities of a leader far outweigh those of a follower.

 

*** Training materials grid is in progress but currently under construction ***

Project Overview
Slide Presentation
Master List of MICs
 Expectations  Skills  Feedback Consequences Growth 

Challenge Night

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents

Cadet Leader Development Training

Mission/Intent/Concept

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Counseling

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents

Kelly Cup

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents

Parents' Day Promotion

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents

Fourthclass Regulations and Traditions

Mission/Intent/Concept

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Challenge Week

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents

Senior Mentor Program

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents

Regimental Commander’s Bowl

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents

Recognition Weekend Gauntlet

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents

Athletic and other event support

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents
Cadre Period

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents
 

Cadre Rodeo

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents
 

Recognition Weekend March to Marion Square

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents

Guidon

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents

Physical Training

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents
 

Corrective Push-ups

Mission/Intent/Concept

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Inspections

Mission/Intent/Concept

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Leadership TrainingProgram

Mission/Intent/Concept

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Cadre Leadership Award

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents
 

Fourthclass Duties and Details

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents
 

CPT Exercise

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents
 

Milton D. Bonnoitt Award

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents

Fourthclass Knowledge

Mission/Intent/Concept

 - Required Knowledge

 - Tracking Log

     

Most Influential Upperclassman Award

Mission/Intent/Concept

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Corporals’ Academy

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents

       

Knob Year Reflection

Mission/Intent/Concept

Supporting Documents

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