Leadership Training Course
Four Phases of LTC
Soldier First Phase
- Upon arrival, Cadets are immersed in the ways of the Army. They begin Physical Training (PT) and Drill and Ceremony (D&C) which instill self-discipline and prepare them for the rigors and challenges of the upcoming weeks. Cadets also spend time on the Team Development course where they work together to overcome obstacles in simulated tactical situations.
Warrior Leader Phase
- This phase builds on the basics Cadets have learned by extending into adventure training in the field. Combat Water Survival Training, rappelling, land navigation and marksmanship training provide physical challenges that test Cadets individually while developing teamwork skills. Also included in this phase are squad tactics, urban combat simulations and orienteering.
Bold Leader Phase
Future Leader Phase
- Cadets in this fourth and final phase are given comprehensive guidance from their LTC instructors to get a sense of their accomplishments over the past weeks. While performing continuing daily tasks such as physical fitness, Cadets also arrange and take part in their Family Day, graduation and awards ceremonies.
Example of Daily Events
Each day is unique at LTC, and you can expect to be challenged physically and mentally. See below for just a few examples of the daily activities you will experience.
- Physical Training: Cadets build their confidence by participating in combat water survival training, rappelling, ropes courses and more.
- Classroom Training: Cadets learn Army values and ethics, study historical examples of leadership, hear from distinguished guests and get trained in squad/team tactics.
- Weapons Training: Cadets take part in combat simulations with paintball equipment, and learn the ins and outs of an M16 in Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM) training.
- Field Training: Cadets are exposed to land navigation skills, put squad tactics to use in completing a mission.
- Feedback: Instructors and Cadet Leaders constantly advise Cadets on how they are progressing in their leadership skills, and how they can perform better.