The CSUF Army ROTC (Titan Battalion) curriculum is both very challenging and rewarding. Routine activities consist of physical training on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 0600-0700 and Military Science classes and Leadership Labs on Fridays from 0830-1100. Our training plan also includes a 3-day Leadership Training Exercise (LTX) once per semester and additional summer training for qualified cadets* at various military installations across the United States.
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The Four Year Program
The Basic Course Instruction
Freshmen (MS I Cadets) and Sophomores (MS II Cadets) take this section of the Army ROTC program in order to receive an overview of the role and organization of the Army.
As part of the Basic Course, Cadets participate in the Leadership Laboratory. Collective and practical application of activities in the Leadership Laboratory include Physical Training and Conditioning, Rappelling, Rope Bridges, Field Training, Land Navigation, First Aid, Basic Rifle Marksmanship.
Qualified individuals may enroll in Basic Course Instruction without incurring any military service related commitment.
*Students who missed MS I and MS II may attend the Leadership Training Course (see below description) in order to continue in the Advanced Course.
The Advanced Course Instruction
Juniors (MS III Cadets) and Seniors (MS IV Cadets) who are basic course qualified take this section of the Army ROTC program in order to receive a detailed insight to leadership, small unit tactics, and operations orders.
As a part of the Advanced Course, Cadets participate in the Leadership Laboratory. Training activities in the Leadership Laboratory include all aspects of the Basic Course as well as Cadet Evaluation Reports, Patrolling, Battle Drills, Troop Leading Procedures, Operations Orders, Command and Staff Functions, Battle Analysis, Law of War, and the Accessions Process.
To participate in the Advanced Course, Cadets must attend CSUF or one of our partnership universities and meet all requirements to contract with the U.S. Army.
Upon successful completion of the Advanced Course, graduation from your respective university, and meeting all program requirements, Cadets commission as a second lieutenant into the active duty component of the U.S. Army, reserve component of the U.S. Army, or Army National Guard.
Summer Training Programs
In addition to regular Military Science classes during the school year, Cadets have the opportunity to participate in summer training programs.
Basic Camp (BC) is the premier leadership program of its kind in the United States. An intense four-week introduction to Army life and leadership training of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, the aim of the course is to motivate and qualify Cadets for entry into the Senior ROTC program. BC, as it's known, is designed for college students, typically between their sophomore and junior years. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can take part in ROTC at their college as a third-year student in the four-year program.
While attending Basic Camp at Fort Knox, Ky., Cadets gain an experience that runs the gamut of Army life and the responsibilities of being an officer. The course instills confidence and decision-making abilities to become a leader, in the Army and in life.Cadets spend their first few days learning Army basics under the tutelage of drill sergeants. They also take their first Army Physical Fitness Test, which consists of sit-ups, push-ups and a two-mile run. Shortly after the course begins, Cadets are introduced to working in a small-group team-based dynamic in activities such as an obstacle course to accomplish set goals.
Advance Camp (AC) is now held annually at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The U.S. Army's largest training exercise, AC is the U.S. Army Cadet Command's capstone training event. The purpose of the course is to train U.S. Army ROTC Cadets to Army standards, to develop their leadership skills, and to evaluate their officer potential. Most Army Cadets attend CLC between their junior and senior undergraduate years after having contracted to join the Army. Successful completion of AC is a prerequisite to becoming an Army officer through ROTC.
The 29-day course starts with individual training and leads to collective training, building from simple to complex tasks. This building-block approach permits integration of previously-learned skills into follow-on training. This logical, common-sense training sequence is maintained for each training cycle. Every day at Advance Camp is a day of training.
Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT)
The purpose of the CTLT is to expose cadets to the life of a Platoon Leader in an active Army unit. CTLT allows cadets to observe other leadership styles over the span of four weeks in order to better develop their own. During this course, Cadets diligently work alongside officers and non-commissioned officers to attain a stronghold on aspects of an effective Platoon Leader. Cadets must be slotted for the Leadership Development and Assessment Course to be eligible. Upon completion of CTLT, Cadets receive an Officer Evaluation Report (OER).
For Army ROTC Cadets, the world is their classroom. Every year, hundreds of Cadets travel the globe and spend up to three weeks immersed in foreign cultures and international military relations.
The Army recognizes the need for young leaders to develop more cultural awareness and foreign language proficiency skills. Now more than ever, cultural awareness training is a vital component to the Army ROTC curriculum. Overseas immersions help educate future leaders in ways the classroom cannot.
Cadets receive opportunities to compete for immersion in more than 30 countries. These opportunities expose them to everyday life in different cultures and intensifies language study, which helps produce commissioned officers who possess the right blend of language and cultural skills required to support global operations in the 21st Century.
Participants experience up to three different venues during immersion, including humanitarian service, host nation military-to-military contact and education on the social, cultural and historical aspects of the country.
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It takes a special kind of person to volunteer for this assignment: someone with an unflinching spirit of adventure; someone who can put into practice in three minutes things that have taken three weeks to learn; and someone who is willing to live up to the Airborne history of action, dedication, and courage.
If you're that kind of person, the sky's the limit in Airborne.
This is a three-week school conducted at Fort Benning, Georgia. At Airborne school, Cadets train alongside Army officers, enlisted men and women, and members of the other armed services to jump from an Air Force aircraft (C130 and C141). Upon completion of the course, Cadets will earn the coveted jump wings and be parachutist qualified. This course is extremely safe and boosts the confidence of all who have the opportunity to attend.
Air Assault School
The Air Assault School, conducted at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is two weeks of mental and physical challenges. This school is designed to teach air assault skills and procedures, improve basic leadership skills, and award the Air Assault Badge.
The AAS trains Cadets on Combat Assault Operations involving associated equipment and U.S. Army rotary-wing aircraft. Successful completion qualifies Cadets to wear the Air Assault Badge.
This course is very demanding both physically and mentally and involves obstacle courses and several long ruck marches. You will learn the basics of aircraft familiarization and recognition, slingload operations, and rappelling.
*Cadet qualification will depend on Military Science class OML (Order of Merit List). The list consists of GPA, Military Science grade, and Army Physical Fitness Test score.
Ranger Challenge Team
The Ranger Challenge program puts Cadets through tough mental and physical training in order to enhance leadership development, team cohesion, and healthy competition among battalions in the U.S. Army Cadet Command's 8th Brigade.
The team frequently trains during the semester to prepare for an eight-event annual competition that measures both cooperation and military skills and how they contribute to a team effort. Events include physical fitness tests, an obstacle course, a shooting event, a hand grenade assault course, land navigation tests under day and night conditions, tactical squad movement, and a 10K road march with 40 pound rucks
The events test the physical and mental toughness of each participant as he or she competes to be named as a member of the Ranger Challenge team.
Titan Battalion Cadets are not only committed to school and Army ventures, they are dedicated members of the community. California State University Fullerton Army ROTC offers several community outreach opportunities to support the local environment and improve public institutions.