Reserve Officer Training Corps

National Advanced Leadership Camp Training

 

FIELD LEADER'S REACTION COURSE
FLRC is designed to develop and evaluate leadership and to build teamwork early in the camp cycle. Course administration is accomplished using the established cadet organization and chain of command. Cadet leadership potential is assessed by committee evaluators. Cadets are provided the opportunity to get early feedback on their leadership strengths, weaknesses, styles and techniques.

BASIC RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP
Future Army Leaders must know the characteristics of the basic Army rifle, how to fire it accurately, and how to employ it in combat. Rifle marksmanship training teaches cadets to engage and hit targets on the battlefield. Cadets are required to fire for record. Qualification is a camp completion criterion.

CONFIDENCE TRAINING
Confidence training builds individual, team and unit esprit through a series of individual and team competitions. It gives cadets the opportunity to evaluate their courage and resolve, and gives cadre the opportunity to evaluate the cadets' mental attitude under different levels of stress.

AUTOMATIC WEAPONS
Squad Automatic Weapon / M60 machine gun training teaches cadets the characteristics, functions and employment of the weapons. This training provides skills used in later tactical phases of camp.

LAND NAVIGATION
Land navigation training must be mastered early in the camp cycle for the cadets to be fully successful in the tactical training which follows. The land navigation evaluation consists of three portions totaling 100 points. The written examinations is worth 30 percent. The day land navigation test is worth 50 percent. Night land navigation is worth 20 percent. Each cadet must earn 70 percent on each test to pass this event. A passing score in land navigation is a camp completion criterion.

INDIVIDUAL TACTICAL TRAINING
ITT is the first block of instruction in tactics at National Advanced Leadership Camp. It covers individual battlefield skills, combat movement techniques, and procedures necessary for subsequent tactical training at the squad and platoon level.

FIRE SUPPORT
Fire Support teaches cadets the importance and lethality of artillery fire on the battlefield, employment of indirect fires, and gives them the opportunity to perform the duties of howitzer crewmen.

HAND GRENADE
Basic understanding and use of hand grenades is an important facet of weapons and tactical training. Cadets learn to identify major types of grenades. They learn the grenades' characteristics and uses. Cadets also employ live grenades.

NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL
NBC training provides basic soldier skills that cadets must master to meet pre-commissioning requirements. Cadets learn characteristics, maintenance and employment of NBC equipment. They also develop confidence in defensive equipment during mask confidence exercises.

SQUAD SITUATIONAL TRAINING EXERCISES
Squad STX is a five-day, two-phase event. The first two days, the Squad training phase, are designed to train squad battle drills and collective tasks. The last three days, the Squad STX lane phase, are designed to evaluate leadership using tactical scenarios. Each cadet receives two formal evaluations of their performance as a squad leader during this phase. Squad operations builds on and reinforces all previous instruction. Cadets use knowledge of land navigation, terrain association, weapons systems, and all individual training previously presented.

PATROLLING SITUATIONAL TRAINING EXERCISES
Patrolling STX is a three-day event that provides cadets practical experience leading soldiers at the section level. The first day is a training day on which cadets are taught the fundamentals of patrolling missions. The following two days are designed to evaluate leadership potential using tactical scenarios by giving cadets opportunities to utilize the training as patrol leaders and assistant patrol leaders. Patrolling STX builds on and reinforces all previous instruction, and teaches cadets the basics of air assault operations. This event culminates cadets' training at National Advanced Leadership Camp.