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Cadet Leader Course

The ROTC Cadet Leader Course is the most important training event for an Army ROTC cadet . The summer training event incorporates a wide range of subjects designed to develop and evaluate leadership ability. The challenges are rigorous and demanding, both mentally and physically. CLC tests intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and stamina. These challenges provide a new perspective on an individual's ability to perform exacting tasks and to make difficult decisions in demanding situations.
The Cadet Leader Course places each cadet in a variety of leadership positions, many of which simulate stressful combat situations. In each position, cadets will receive evaluations from platoon tactical and counseling (TAC) officers and noncommissioned officers. In addition to proving their leadership ability, cadets must meet established standards in physical fitness, weapons training, communication, combat patrols and demonstrate their proficiency in many other military skills. Cadets and officer candidates must excel at Warrior Forge to be considered competitive for a commission as an Army officer.
Over 5000 Army ROTC cadets will attend the Cadet Leader Course during the Summer. CLC will consist of 13 ROTC training cycles with the first cycle beginning in June and the last cycle graduating in August.
Fort Knox hosts all Cadet Summer Training. It offers a vast amount of training areas that Cadets get to take advantage of for their summer training.  One special aspect of CLC is the Regimental Affiliation Program. Each cadet regiment is affiliated with an established and honored Army Regiment. The cadet battalions adopt the honors, lineage and heraldry of their respective active regiments. The purpose of the program is to infuse each cadet with regimental esprit de corps and pride.
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