Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET)

All qualifying cadets will attend Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) or Basic Combat Training before placement into ROTC Advanced Courses. For those who join ROTC during their Junior year in college, CIET is their ROTC Program entry point. 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.

Students will have an opportunity to experience cadet and Army life first-hand. They will live, eat and work together in platoons consisting of approximately 40 cadets each. They will learn topics including Military Formations and Drill, Physical Training, Map Reading and Land Navigation, M-16 Rifle Marksmanship and other Weapons Familiarization. They will experience the esprit de corps of cross-platoon rivalry and competition, which will earn their platoon honors. Cadets will have a chance to bond from amongst a diverse group of people from hundreds of schools all over the nation. It’s an experience unlike any other!