USMA summer military schools

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  1. The Rooski

    The Rooski New Member

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    I was very curious as to what military schools are open for West Point cadets to attend during the summer. I have seen partial lists, but it would be nice to see a complete list. For me, Jump School would be at the top of my list of choices, but there might be other exciting schools offered. Thanks alot.
     
  2. Ken2012

    Ken2012 Prospective

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    Did you look at this thread yet?
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=9762&highlight=sapper

    Sorry if this is the one you actually saw already.
     
  3. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    In addition to the list on that link:

    Advanced Medical Training -This program covers anatomy and physiology, initial patient survey and triage, airway management, oxygen therapy, and treatment of bleeding, shock, cardiac arrest, fractures, spinal injuries and other medical emergencies. Additional areas of study include automated external defibrillation, multi-lumen airways and general pharmacology.

    Expert Marksmanship Course-To become an expert with the different lasers and optics that is in the Army inventory system. To be able to properly zero, qualify both day and night with Army optics. Optics to be utilized will include the M68 close Combat Optic (CCO), AN/PEQ-2A AND AN/PAQ-4, M145 Machine Gun Optic (MGO), AN/PAS 13b Thermal Weapon Sight (TWS). Weapons to be utilized will be M16 series, M249, M240B, M2 Heavy MG and MK19. Individual will zero and qualify on all weapons by end of course.

    Air Assault- Upon completion of this course the platoon leader will be able to assist his/her Company in helicopter movements and be able to get supplies to troops in contact via sling-load. Check out the links below for all IMPORTANT information, necessary before disembarking for you summer project.

    Mechanized Leader Course-Vehicle introduction; safety considerations; hull and turret operations and maintenance; weapons systems training; tactics (BFV peculiar); preliminary gunnery; basic gunnery; intermediate gunnery.

    The Mechanized Leaders Course is a four-week course, which includes Hull and Turret Operations, BFV Maintenance, Driving the BFV, Weapon Systems Training, Bradley Gunnery Skills Testing, classroom instruction, Conduct of Fire Training, Device Gunnery, Live-Fire Exercises, and Tactics Instruction.

    Stryker Leader Course-Upon completion of this course you will have the basic knowledge on the limits and capabilities of the newest military vehicle the “Stryker.” Check out the links below for all IMPORTANT information, necessary before disembarking for you summer project.

    USAF Combat Survival Traning-CST is a 20-day program incorporating combat, basic aircrew, and water survival training; cadets will learn techniques in Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape. Cadets must be in excellent physical condition. Training is physically and mentally demanding and accomplished at high altitude. CST is conducted at USAFA, Colorado Springs, CO.

    Combatives I, II, & III-Upon completion of level I training you will be proceed to level II training and be able to successfully train and certify your company to level I Combatives standards, finally with level III.

    Airborne- Upon completion of this course the platoon leader will be able to conduct an Airborne assault with his platoon into hostile territory.

    Military Intelligence School-The Military Intelligence Courses were all combined for the cadets, so they will each receive a hybrid course combining Combat Leader's Course, Combat Tracking, and Intel to Combating Terrorism.

    Austrian Alpine Training-The goal of the alpine training is to train Soldiers to survive in the mountains and fight in mountainous terrain. Training includes traveling on ski and snowshoes, practical avalanche and terrain knowledge, and constructing emergency shelters. Soldiers also learn how to quickly locate and rescue victims of avalanches.

    Anti-Armor Leader Course- Upon completion of this course the cadet platoon leader will have a better understanding of the U.S. Army Anti Armor weapons, their capabilities and how to properly employ them in a combat environment.

    Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC)-Upon completion of this course a cadets must meet established standards in physical fitness, weapons training, communication, combat patrols and demonstrate their proficiency in many other military skills.
     
  4. 2012Cadet

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    Man...too many schools I want to do...to narrow down my choices, one question: if I wanted to branch infantry(light/para), which of the combat-related schools would I less likely be able to do once in, so I could do those while at USMA?
     
  5. The Rooski

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    Thanks alot, that is exactly what I was looking for. Looks like some tough choices. Expert Marksmanship course looks pretty cool, so does Combatives. Does anyone know how many course you can take during all the summers?
     
  6. Ken2012

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    I think you can definitely take more than one if you can fit it into your summer.

    I also heard you could be a 3rd lieutenant or a boot camp instructor? If this is correct that would be interesting.
     
  7. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet

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    1.Is expert marksman qualification different than going to expert marksman school? (like getting a certain score on you m4 qual)
    2. Do you have the chance to qualify expert at usma? Or is that something thats done at BOLC?
     
  8. Candidate2015

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    Hahaha 3rd lieutenant....
     
  9. Ken2012

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    That's the term I heard. You shadow a lieutenant I think. Sounds kind of odd, I know.
     
  10. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Ken - that was the case when I was there and as far as I know still is. CTLT (Cadet Troop Leader Training) is where you're a "third lieutenant" as you said, shadowing or working as a 2LT in a regular Army unit. DCLT (Drill Cadet Leader Training) you work as a Drill Sergeant (Drill Cadet) at an Army training base. I was at beautiful :rolleyes: Ft. Dix, NJ.
     
  11. Ken2012

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    :thumb:
    Thanks. Those sound like some great experiences!
     
  12. The OC Josh

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    I know that ROTC cadets can do some of the summer schools. Are there any that are restricted to only WP cadets?
     

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