ROTC

U.S. Army Cadet Command

Mission

The U.S. Army Cadet Command partners with universities to recruit, educate, develop, and inspire Senior ROTC Cadets in order to commission officers of character for the Total Army; and partners with high schools to conduct JROTC in order to develop citizens of character for a lifetime of commitment and service to the nation.

Leaders

  • MG Antonio (Andy) Munera
    Commanding General, U.S. Army Cadet Command
    MG Antonio (Andy) Munera
  • CSM Roy A. Young
    Command Sergeant Major
    CSM Roy A. Young

Resources and Links

  • U. S. Army Cadet Command Official Website U. S. Army Cadet Command JROTC Website Future Army Officers & Cadet Summer Training Website
  • US Army ROTC Facebook US Army ROTC Twitter US Army ROTC Instagram US Army ROTC YouTube US Army ROTC LinkedIn US Army ROTC Flickr US Army ROTC Pinterest
  • US Army JROTC Facebook US Army JROTC Instagram US Army JROTC LinkedIn
  • US Army Cadet Portal US Army Blackboard

Cadet Summer Training (CST)

"We train 10,000 Cadets in 100 days." -Maj. Gen. John R. Evans Cadet Summer Training is the largest annual training event in the U.S. Army. 10,000 Cadets from around the country attend training in Basic or Advanced Camp. Additionally, approximately 1,500 other cadets participate in other opportunities such as professional development and internships.

Graduation Information

Graduation ceremonies are open to the public. You can find more information about CST at our blog, Future Army Officers.

Advanced Camp

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Cadet Summer Training Advanced Camp is the culminating leader development course before officers receive their commission in the Army. Advanced Camp is a 38-day training event designed to develop a Cadet’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to forge them into tough, adaptable leaders who can thrive in ambiguous and complex environments.  Advanced Camp is the final leader development opportunity for all Cadets in between their third and fourth years (Military Science III or MS III and MS IV) years of ROTC.  Advanced Camp focuses on problem-solving in an operational setting to develop leader competencies; those intangible traits and attributes that allow leaders to thrive in challenging conditions. Advanced Camp consists of 11 Cadet Regiments composed of approximately 7,000 Cadets. Follow Future Army Officers for articles, news videos and photos of Advanced Camp.

Basic Camp

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Cadet Summer Training Basic Camp lays the foundation for students to learn about the Army Profession, with a focus on the Army Ethic and Values. Basic Camp is a 32-day training event designed to introduce Cadets to the Army. The objective is to develop Cadet leadership skills, train them on individual and junior leader tasks, and develop and reinforce Warrior Ethos and our Army Values.  Basic Camp provides the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in ROTC, and the Army. Basic Camp’s primary target audience are Lateral Entry Cadets and freshman Cadets. Lateral Entry Cadets typically decide to join ROTC in their sophomore year of college requiring Basic Camp to learn what normal-progression Cadets learned in their first two years of military science classes.  As an ancillary target, Basic Camp allows second-year (Military Science II or MS II) Cadets to gain squad leader experience providing opportunities for some MS III (rising senior) Cadets to fulfill roles as platoon-level leaders. Basic Camp consists of three Cadet Regiments composed of approximately 1,900 Cadets. Cadets are taught to conduct troop leading procedures (TLPs) to plan and execute tactical missions at the squad level.  As Cadets gain experience and confidence through the training, they apply lessons learned from the After Action Review (AAR) process. Follow Future Army Officers for articles, news videos and photos of Basic Camp.

CST2021 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Do you need the vaccine for CST? Is the vaccine mandatory? No, currently the vaccine is not mandatory for #CST2021. However, if you are able to obtain a completed series of the vaccine before arriving at Fort Knox for CST2021, you are encouraged you to do so. For more information about eligibility and availability of COVID-19 vaccines in your area, please see your state health department's website or use the CDC's Vaccine Finder at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/reporting/vaccinefinder/about.html Will we be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival? The plan is to test all Cadets and Cadre within 48 hours of arrival, and to test a second time on day 8 or 9 of the 10-day controlled monitoring period. Do we have to take the COVID-19 test if we are fully vaccinated and have our vaccine card? Yes. All Cadets and Cadre will be tested for COVID-19, even if you completed a series of the vaccine. How many times will we get tested for COVID-19? Cadets should expect to be tested a minimum of twice for COVID-19 during CST2021. So a test is REQUIRED? What if someone is against this for good reason and can show proof of their inefficiency? Yes, COVID-19 testing is required for all Cadets and Cadre at #CST2021. Is there a quarantine period? No, there is not a quarantine period – there is a 10-day controlled monitoring period for every camp regiment. Are we quarantined alone for the first 10 days? How will the quarantine work? Will we be separated individually, or with our Platoon/Squad? Cadets will be in a controlled, monitored environment for the first 10 days of their arrival at Fort Knox. They will be housed in barracks with their platoons and will conduct light duty training and physical readiness training. Do we have to quarantine if we have our vaccine? If you get the vaccine do you have to conduct the 10 day period prior to camp? It is not a quarantine. Cadets will be housed in their barracks with their platoon for a 10-day controlled monitoring period. During this time they will be conducting CST training with their squads and platoons. Are Cadets and Cadre required to wear masks? Cadets and Cadre are currently required to wear masks during training, when it is appropriate to do so, this is imperative to lower the risk to the force and help mitigate any spread of COVID-19 during training. We bring in over 7,000 college students from across the country and almost 5,000 Soldiers and civilians as support staff and Cadre to Fort Knox during Cadet Summer Training. We are doing all that we can to ensure the safety of our Fort Knox community as well as the health and safety of our Cadets. Mask wear, social distancing and hand washing are enforced where appropriate in training to ensure the safety of both our Cadets and Cadre in accordance with CDC, DoD and local health guidelines. What if a Cadet tests positive for COVID-19? If a Cadet's test is positive they will be put into a 10-day isolation where they will be monitored and receive appropriate medical care as required. We will conduct contact tracing to determine who else may have been exposed. For those that are identified at risk and have not received the vaccination, they will be isolated for 10 days and continue to be monitored in accordance with current CDC guidance. Those that are fully vaccinated will not necessarily have to enter into isolation for 10-days. The command has established a COVID Recovery Element that provides housing, meals, medical attention if required and training to ensure Cadets come out of the 10-day recovery period ready to continue to train. Each case will be independently evaluated to determine what is best for each Cadet, continue to train with a later regiment or sent home to come back next summer. 
  • Are we qualifying with new Army marksmanship qualifications? Yes, Advanced Camp will conduct the new standard using Close Combat Optics. Is the ACFT, APFT or OPAT the record test for camp? The OPAT is for record. The ACFT will be conducted for diagnostic and is a must attempt event. The APFT will not be conducted at CST. What about for Basic Camp? Basic Camp Cadets will conduct the Cadet Command Fitness Assessment (CCFA) which consists of one minute of pushups, one minute of sit ups and a 1 mile run. Why is the OPAT being used, the rest of the Army has transitioned to the ACFT? We are using the OPAT as the Army is still collecting data on the ACFT and at this time it is not test of record. Is Recondo badge being awarded this year? Yes, Recondo is being awarded this year.
  • I’m coming as OPFOR – when can I expect to receive a packing list? The packing lists will be published by mid-April. When will new 2LTsfind out if they are camp Cadre? Contact your PMS, some future 2LTS have already been notified. When can 2LTs expect to find out more about information regarding assignments? Contact your PMS. For commissioning students who volunteer to help as CST, what can we expect? You will be exposed to active duty life, working alongside cadre. How many CST 2LT slot will be available this summer? The goal is 710.
The Army ROTC Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as part of the ROTC Centennial celebration. The first class (2016) inducted 326 former ROTC Cadets who had distinguished themselves in their military or civilian career. The Hall of Fame honors graduates of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. It provides a prestigious and tangible means of recognizing and honoring Army ROTC Alumni who have made lasting, significant contributions to the Nation, the Army and the history and traditions of the Army ROTC Program.

2023 Inductees

  • Lt. Gen. Francis Beaudette
    1st Brigade
    Lt. Gen. Francis Beaudette
  • Col. (Ret.) Earnest Dill
    1st Briagde
    Col. (Ret.) Earnest Dill
  • Col. (Ret.) Ben Malcom
    1st Brigade
    Col. (Ret.) Ben Malcom
  • Col. (Ret.) James Allard
    2nd Brigade
    Col. (Ret.) James Allard
  • Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Salvatore F. Cambria
    2nd Briagde
    Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Salvatore F. Cambria
  • Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Michel Russell Sr.
    2nd Briagde
    Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Michel Russell Sr.
  • Col. (Ret.) Vincent Tedesco Jr.
    2nd Brigade
    Col. (Ret.) Vincent Tedesco Jr.
  • Col. (Ret.) William Vossler
    2nd Brigade
    Col. (Ret.) William Vossler
  • Maj. Gen. James Bonner
    3rd Brigade
    Maj. Gen. James Bonner
  • Lt. Gen. David Bassett
    4th Brigade
    Lt. Gen. David Bassett
  • Maj. Gen. Janeen Birckhead
    4th Brigade
    Maj. Gen. Janeen Birckhead
  • Lt. Gen. Maria Gervais
    4th Brigade
    Lt. Gen. Maria Gervais
  • Col. (Ret.) Willie Gore
    4th Brigade
    Col. (Ret.) Willie Gore
  • Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas Lightner
    4th Briagde
    Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas Lightner
  • Lt. Col. (Ret.) Reginald Reeves
    4th Brigade
    Lt. Col. (Ret.) Reginald Reeves
  • Col. (Ret.) Howard McMillan
    4th Brigade
    Col. (Ret.) Howard McMillan
  • Capt. (Ret.) Maurice Britt
    5th Brigade
    Capt. (Ret.) Maurice Britt
  • Gen. (Ret.) Richard Cavazos
    5th Brigade
    Gen. (Ret.) Richard Cavazos
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Gwendolyn Bingham
    6th Brigade
    Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Gwendolyn Bingham
  • Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Rafael Ribas
    6th Brigade
    Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Rafael Ribas
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Darsie Rogers Jr.
    6th Brigade
    Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Darsie Rogers Jr.
  • Lt. Col. (Ret.) Peter Gibbs
    7th Brigade
    Lt. Col. (Ret.) Peter Gibbs
  • Lt. Col. (Ret.) James Shutt
    7th Brigade
    Lt. Col. (Ret.) James Shutt
  • Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Julie Bentz
    8th Brigade
    Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Julie Bentz
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Eric Wendt
    8th Brigade
    Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Eric Wendt

Previous Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Col. (Ret.) Gerald Lord Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Benjamin Mixon Sgt. 1st Class (Ret.) Thomas Atkinson Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Robert Catalanotti Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Patrick Higgins Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt Maj. Gen. (Ret.) John Capalbo Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jamel Carr Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dennis Elbert Col. (Ret.) Anthony Haager Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Lewis Harned Col. (Ret.) Paul Hettich 1st Lt. Christopher Holbrook Col. (Ret.) Nick Johnson Col. (Ret.) Tom Marty Capt. Arlo Olson Maj. (Ret.) Zachariah Wall Col. John Lubas 1st Lt. (Ret.) Michael Powell Col. (Ret.) Leonard Schroeder Col. (Ret.) Dwight Thomas Rear Adm. (Ret.) Sylvia Trent-Adams Maj. Gen. Janson Boyles Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Robert Arter Lt. Col. (Ret.) David Crane Cpt. (Ret.) Harold Goldsmith Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Robert Stall Lt. Gen. Roger Cloutier Jr. Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Stephen Hager Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Garrett Yee Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion Maj. Gen. (Ret.) James Lyle Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Christopher Hughes Honorable William M. Matz, Jr.
  • Col. (Ret.) Robert Archer Brig. Gen. (Ret.) David Grange Lt. Gen. (Ret.) James Terry Col. (Ret.) T. L. Dilliplane Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Gary Fortunato Col. (Ret.) Joseph Martin Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Marcia Anderson Lt. Gen. Karen Dyson 1st Lt. Cody Holte Col. (Ret.) Timothy Karcher Capt. Keith Lucas Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Robert Ashley Jr. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Otto Guenther Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Charles Luckey Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Arthur Holmes Jr. 1st Lt. Todd Weaver Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Darrell Williams Col. (Ret.) Charles Davis Col. (Ret.) Eric Toler Col. (Ret.) Lonnie D. Vona Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Donna Willaims Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Karen Gibson Maj. (Ret.) Carl Nunziato Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Benjamin Doty Gen. Charles A. Flynn Gen. Paul E. Funk II Gen. Michael X. Garrett Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli Gen. James H. Dickinson Gen. Stephen R. Lyons Gen. Stephen J. Townsend Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John J. Yeosock
  • Col. (Ret.) Jack Jacobs Col. Charles W. Davis Col. Timothy J. Creamer Senator Joseph D. Tidings The Honorable Dr. John Hillen Maj. Albert N. Brown Col. Washington J. Sanchez, Jr. Maj. Gen. Elder Granger Maj. Gen. George Barker Lt. Col. Frank Martin III Col. Andrea Thompson Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker Brig. Gen. Roderick R. Leon Guerrero Col. Keith George Maj. Gen. Gary L. Harrell
  • Lt. Col. Charlie Wilson 1st Lt. Robert Hinchliffe Maj. Gen. Abraham Turner Col. William Osborne Col. James Palmer Col. James Stone Col. Martha McRavin-Oliver Lt. Col. Norman Lane Gen. Paul Nakasone Brig. Gen. John Dailey Col. Phillip Saulnier Brig. Gen. David Wilson
  • Col. Edward R. Schowalter Maj. Gen. Paul Disney Maj. Gen. William M. Matz Lt. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford Lt. Gen. Leslie C. Smith Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik Lt. Gen. Jay Zeamer Maj. Gen. Steven R. Abt Eliot Cohen Brig. Gen. Albin R. Irzyk
  • Maj. Gen. William F. Dean Lt. Col. Joni Ernst Gen. John M. Keane 1st Lt. Bennett S. LeBow Lt. Col. Jona McKee Gen. Dan K. McNeill Lt. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty
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