Cadet Troop Leader Training

You may also find yourself anywhere in the country, or overseas, involved in the Cadet Troop Leadership Training Program (CTLT). This internship program places you in actual Army units acting as a real Lieutenant. This two- or three-week challenge is a definite learning experience, allowing you to gain a perspective on what you will be facing as future officer. Generally, you are placed in a platoon leader position, leading 30+ soldiers and responsible for millions of dollars of equipment. You receive a rate of pay and allowance similar to that at NALC, you stay at the Bachelor Officer Quarters on that specific base, you train and lead soldiers, and receive an OER upon completion of the program.  If you are assigned to a unit on jump status, and you are already airborne qualified, you may participate in unit jumps on a permissive basis if approved in advance. CTLT is the best way to familiarize yourself with a branch before having to choose your branch preferences during the accessions process at the beginning of the MS IV year.

Department of Military Science · Office: 956-326-2387 · Fax: 956-326-2769 · rotc@tamiu.edu