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The Basic Airborne Course is conducted at Fort Benning, GA and is a three-week course encompassing all aspects of entering a combat zone by parachute. The first week is Ground Week and consists of rigorous physical training and instruction designed to prepare the student to make a parachute jump and land safely. The second week is Tower Week and training consists of perfecting individual skills and stressing team effort. Jump skills are taught through the use of the swing landing trainer, the suspended harness, and the 250-foot free-fall tower. The final week is Jump Week, where you will use the training of the previous two weeks to execute five parachute jumps, including one night jump and two jumps in full combat gear. Upon completion of the fifth jump, you will receive the Basic Parachutist Qualification Badge and become a member of the elite "AIRBORNE" community. If you desire to attend the Basic Airborne Course you must be in top physical condition and have completed The Citadel's rigorous training selection program.


Air Assault School is a ten-day course conducted at several locations to include Fort Campbell, KY, Fort Rucker, AL, and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Students are instructed on all aspects of using helicopters to enter combat. Training includes an obstacle course, rappelling from towers and hovering helicopters, rigging equipment for sling loading, landing and pick-up zone operations. Training culminates in a twelve-mile road march completed in less than three hours while wearing full combat gear. Upon successful completion of the training, you will receive the Air Assault Badge. If you desire to attend Air Assault School you must be in top physical condition and have completed The Citadel's rigorous training selection program.


This is a two-week course which emphasizes mobility in mountainous terrain, on glaciers, and inland waterways. The Northern Warfare Training Center (NWTC) is located at Fort Greeley, AK. Course work is in three categories: general subjects such as first aid, geography, and climatology, military mountaineering, and inland waterway navigation. Cadets desiring to attend the BMC must be contracted, have successfully completed the Army Physical Fitness Test in the 17-21 year category and the combat water survival test within 30 days of the course start date. You must be in excellent physical shape and have completed the Citadel's rigorous training selection program to attend the course.


The Cadet Troop Leader Training track provides Cadets the opportunity to experience leadership in Army Table of Organization and equipment (TO&E) units over a three to four week period. Cadets serve in LT level leadership positions in active duty units. Platoon Leader positions have a 3-4 week duration depending on the hosting unit and location. Assignments include units that are located CONUS and OCONUS. Cadets are assigned a unit mentor, and are provided on-post lodging and meals via a Dining Facility. This program is exclusively designed for MSIII Cadets. This program is exclusively designed for MSIII Cadets before and after completion of LDAC.


Nursing cadets at Charleston Southern University can participate in this program and are assigned to Army Medical Facilities in order to develop and practice leadership in a clinical environment. The paid, three-week Nurse Summer Training Program assigns Cadets to Army hospitals throughout the U.S. and Germany. The clinical experience will allows cadets to hone their clinical skills, develop your problem-solving techniques and become comfortable with developing their professional skills as a member of the U.S. Army Healthcare Team.