Leader's Training Course (LTC)
Are you interested in joining ROTC but entering your junior year? Want to become an officer but you're in graduate school?
Students with two years of undergraduate or graduate school can attend the Leader's Training Course (LTC) for an accelerated path to becoming an Army Officer. LTC is an intensive 4-week training experience for college students who want to become Army Officers. You'll learn about tactics, map reading, first aid, rappelling, rifle marksmanship, and a variety of other military skills. LTC will enhance your leadership, communication, and problem solving skills. Students who complete LTC will be eligible to enroll in the Army ROTC Advanced Course.
See photos of the newest Vanderbilt cadets in action at LTC 2013 in the Operation Bold Leader Album
LTC Frequently Asked Questions
What are the qualifications for the Leader's Training Course?
The requirements for LTC include: U.S. citizenship, age between 17- 27, medical and physical fitness, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and 2 full years of college remaining next fall. You must also demonstrate the potential and desire to become an Army Officer. Students who have prior military service or who have completed the first 2 years of Army ROTC cannot attend.
Who Attends the Leader's Training Course?
College students like you from other universities nationwide. Typically students who will be entering their junior year in the fall attend LTC. All academic majors are eligible to attend LTC while preparing for the Army ROTC Advanced Course next fall.
Where and when is Leader's Training Course conducted?
LTC takes place at Fort Knox, Kentucky (south of Louisville). There are seven courses during the summer, each lasting 4 weeks. You can choose the course date which is best for you.
What does it cost me to attend the Leader's Training Course?
Virtually nothing. Army ROTC will provide lodging, meals, uniforms, equipment, and travel. It is recommended that students bring $50-$75 for incidental expenses.
Do I get paid for attending the Leader's Training Course?
Yes, for the 4-weeks at LTC, you will receive about $800, before taxes. You'll actually be paid to learn!
Are there scholarship opportunities?
Yes, qualified students who complete LTC will be considered for a 2-year Army ROTC scholarship. These scholarships pay 100% tuition, a generous book allowance, and a monthly stipend. You are also eligible to join the Army Reserve or National Guard with no requirement to complete Basic Training. You can collect additional financial benefits from these organizations.
How do I prepare for the Leader's Training Course?
If you decide to attend LTC, you'll need to begin preparing soon. Our staff will assist you with everything including administrative paperwork, a medical exam, travel reservations, and working with an Army ROTC instructor to ensure that you are properly oriented before leaving for LTC.
When do I have to decide if I want to go to Leader's Training Course?
The earlier you decide, the better your chances are of getting the program cycle of your choice, so that LTC will fit neatly into your plans for the summer. If you need to take classes, work, or even an extended vacation, LTC can fit into your summer plans.
Can I attend the Leader's Training Course as a Graduate Level Student?
Yes, you can attend LTC with a Graduate or Undergraduate Degree program. In fact, there are many other Graduate Level students that attend LTC each summer.
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