FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, April 25, 2019) U.S. Army Special Operations Command Soldiers are joining U.S. Army Cadet Command's 2019 Cadet Summer Training, Fort Knox, Kentucky, June 26 to Aug. 15, 2019.

Cadet Summer Training is part of the Reserve Officer Training Corps program and encompasses both a basic camp and advanced camp to prepare cadets for a career as an officer in the U.S. Army. Included in summer training is a branch orientation for ROTC cadets to explore different career branches before commissioning as an officer in their initial branch specialty.

This year's branch orientation includes USASOC Soldiers, representing Special Forces, civil affairs, psychological operations, and aviation, assigned to 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. In addition, Rangers from the 75th Ranger Regiment will be available to discuss opportunities in the regiment for various branches.

Soldiers interested in applying to an Army Special Operations Forces specialty, typically apply for consideration after completing their qualification and training in their initial branch. Soldiers will then complete an assessment and, if selected, proceed to specialized training.

Cadets will have an opportunity to learn about the different ARSOF branches, the different selection and qualification pathways, assignments, and opportunities for specialized units and training. ARSOF equipment and gear will be on display during branch orientation.

USASOC is slated to participate in 17 branch orientation days across 11 summer training rotations.

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For more information contact the Director of Public Affairs, Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army Special Operations Command Office: (910) 432-3383 BB: (910) 494-1589 loren.bymer@socom.mil