During the summer after your sophomore year, you will participate in field training. This rigorous program involves physical conditioning, weapons training and survival training. But more than that, Field TrainingField TrainingFive-week encampment in which cadets receive officership training is your opportunity to develop your skills as both a leader and team member.
Field Training is required for all cadets who seek membership in the Professional Officer CourseProfessional Officer CoursePOC - ROTC course for juniors and seniors. (POCPOCProfessional Officer Course - ROTC course for juniors and seniors. ).
There are two different Field Training units:
- Standard Field Training Unit: This standard Field Training unit is designed for cadets in the four-year Air Force ROTC program. (The two-year program and the last two years of the four-year program are identical except for entry procedures.)
- Extended Field Training Unit: This extended Field Training unit is designed for applicants to the two-year Air Force ROTC program. The five-week Field-Training unit requires an additional 60 hours of academics, which are equal to the 60 hours of on-campus academics taken by four-year cadets during their freshman and sophomore years.
Here are a few of the many activities you will experience during Field Training:
- Physical conditioning
- Marksmanship training
- Survival training
- Air Force specialty orientation
- Confidence course
- Aircraft and crew orientation
- Human relations
- Drill and ceremonies
- Leadership study
- Group and expeditionary leadership activities