Department of Military Science & Leadership

Leader's Training Course (LTC)

What is LTC?
The Leader's Training Course is the Army’s 2-year ROTC Program entry point. Through the Leader's Training Course, students without ROTC Basic Course experience can examine the Army without incurring an obligation, and qualify for Advanced Course entry. The Army observes these students and determines their officer potential in a leadership oriented, challenging, and motivating 5-week training program at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Four Phases to Graduation

LTC Training

Soldier First Phase

This is a Basic "introduction to the Army" to teach cadets skills and knowledge necessary to successfully participate in the next three phases. Cadets have described this phase as "teaching them what right looks like". Specifically, cadets learn military customs and courtesies such as saluting, how to wear the uniform and how to march.

Warrior Leader Phase

This part of their training covers adventure training, which builds both cadet self confidence and unit esprit-de-corps. Focus is on individual skills as a precursor to learning group dynamics. Cadets learn basic military skills in order to function as a small group member.

Bold Leader Phase

This phase is the course's "Capstone Exercise". Cadets are exposed to squad level operations where cadre assesses the cadet's leadership ability in a field environment. The Field Training Exercise is intentionally tough and introduces the element of stress. Throughout the exercise cadets encounter physical and mental obstacles that challenge them as a person, cadet and leader.

Future Leader Phase

This portion of the cadet's training introduces them to the social aspect of the Army. Final briefings are conducted as well as a Family Day in conjunction with a cadet run graduation ceremony.

You will be paid a 5 week stipend of approximately $750 during your time at LTC as well as all travel expenses.

Full Tuition Scholarships are competitive and subject to funds availability. Pending funds availability they may be offered to those who meet scholarship qualifications, successfully complete LTC , and wish to seek a commission as an Army Officer (Active Duty, National Guard, Army Reserve).