Military Science and Leadership
Each year, we select cadets to represent UTM at the U.S. Army's distinguished Military Schools . With just a few slots, only the top cadets who have demonstrated their commitment and high standards in academics and athletics are selected to attend.
Limited quotas for volunteer airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia, are available to cadets who qualify. Applicants must have passed the airborne physical examination and attained the appropriate score on the APFT. Successful completion of the training entitles the cadet to wear the Army Airborne Badge. The three weeks of training are divided into ground, tower, and jump week. Ground week concentrates on building individual skills, such as the parachute landing falls. Tower week builds student's confidence with exits from mock aircraft from various heights. Jump week consists of 5 successful jumps from either a C-17 or C-130 aircraft. For more information, see http://www.benning.army.mil/infantry/199th/airborne/
Successful completion of this course allows the cadet to wear the Air Assault Badge. Requirements for selection are the same as for Airborne training. This 10-Day school is designed to teach air assault skills and procedures, improve basic leadership skills, and instill the Air Assault spirit. During the course, cadets face such challenges as an obstacle course, physical training, rappelling, troop ladder, rigging and sling loading, road marches, and evaluations. The cadet can attend the Air Assault course at Fort Campbell, Kentucky or Fort Knox, Kentucky. For more information see http://www.campbell.army.mil/units/TSAAS/default.aspx
Immersion into foreign cultures exposes Cadets to the realities that other countries have vastly different lifestyles, economic standing and world perspective. Cadets travel in small groups led by senior leader cadre. Trips Typically incorporate approximately 20 cadets and a cadre member traveling in conjunction with a civilian agency or non-govermental agency. The trips last approximately one month, which encompasses the deployment as well as a five-day Soldier readiness process. CULP slots are awarded on a competitive basis and take into account several factors, such as GPA, physical fitness, an essay, and other pertinent selection criteria.
The Cadet Troop Leader Training track provides Cadets the opportunity to experience leadership in Army Table of Organization and equipment units over a three to four week period. Cadets serve in lieutenant-level leadership position in active-duty units. Platoon Leader positions have a 3-4 week duration depending on the hosting unit and location. Assignments include units that are located CONUS and OCONUS. Cadets are assigned a unit mentor, and are provided on-post lodging and meals via a Dining Facility. This program is exclusively designed for MS3s before and after completion of LDAC.