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Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT)

The Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) 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 lieutenant-level leadership positions in Active Duty units. Platoon Leader positions have a three to four-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 MS III Cadets before and after completion of the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC).

There are two leadership opportunities within the Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) platoon leader. The CTLT Platoon Leader Program consists of platoon leader positions identified by active Army, Army Reserve and National Guard units both CONUS and OCONUS. Non-SMP MSL III cadets are assigned to the CTLT Platoon Leader Program by their PMS and must successfully complete LDAC before proceeding to their assigned position. Cadets are assigned for a period of three-weeks with CONUS units and four-weeks with OCONUS units. Positions are allocated to each brigade via CCIMS. Brigades allocate positions to battalions. Cadets receive an Officer Evaluation Report upon completing the platoon leader assignment.

There is no application for CTLT platoon leader positions. Cadets must contact their professor of military science or training officer at the beginning of their junior year to coordinate a CTLT platoon leader position for the summer following their junior year. Once assigned, cadets must sign a CTLT acceptance statement and carry it to LDAC. The cadet then must complete LDAC prior to attending CTLT per their CTLT acceptance statement. This is the best way to try out a branch before selecting your branch assignment in the fall of your senior year.

Cadets can go to the following installations and apply for the following branches:

  • Fort Bliss, Texas: AD, OD
  • Fort Benning, Georgia: AR, EN, FA, IN, OD, QM, TC
  • Fort Drum, New York: AV, EN, FA, IN, OD, QM, SC, TC
  • Fort Eustis, Virginia: AG, AV, MP, TC
  • Fort Gordon, Georgia: OD
  • Fort Hood, Texas: AG, AD, AR, AV, CM, EN, FA, FI, IN, MS, MI, MP, OD, QM, SC, TC
  • Fort Knox, Kentucky: AR, FI, MP, TC
  • Fort Polk, Louisiana: AG, AR, AV, EN, FA, FI, IN, MS, OD, QM, TC
  • Fort Riley, Kansas: AR, AV, EN, FA, IN, MI, MP, QM, SC, TC
  • Fort Rucker, Alabama: OD
  • Fort Sill, Oklahoma: FA
  • Fort Stewart & Hunter AAF, Georgia: AG, ADA, AR, AV, EN, FA, FI, IN, MS, MP, QM, SC, TC, OD
  • Germany: AD, AR, AV, EN, FA, IN, MI, MP, MS, OD, QM, SC, TC
  • Italy: AD, EN, FA, IN, MP, QM, TC
  • Korea: AG, ADA, AR, AV, CM, EN, FA, FI, IN, MP, MS, OD, QM, SC, TC

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