Cadet Troop Leader Training

The Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) provides Cadets the opportunity to experience leadership in Army Table of Organization and equipment (TO&E) units over a three to four week period. Cadets serve in lieutenant-level leadership positions in active-duty units. Platoon Leader positions have a 3-4 week duration depending on the hosting unit and location. Assignments include units that are located CONUS and OCONUS. Cadets are assigned a unit mentor, and are provided on-post lodging and meals via a Dining Facility. This program is exclusively designed for MS III Cadets before and after completion of the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC).

There are two leadership opportunities within the Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) Platoon Leader. The CTLT Platoon Leader Program which consists of platoon leader positions identified by active Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard units both CONUS and OCONUS. Non-SMP MSL III cadets are assigned to the CTLT Platoon Leader program by their PMS and must successfully complete LDAC before proceeding to their assigned position. CTLT Platoon Leader positions do not require an application. Cadets are assigned for a period of three-weeks with CONUS units and four-weeks with OCONUS units. Positions are allocated to each Brigade via CCIMS. Brigades allocate positions to battalions. Cadets receive an Officer Evaluation Report upon completing the Platoon Leader assignment.

All CTLT positions are linked to a specific regiment of LDAC. As a result, attendance to the specific regiment is mandatory. The assigned regiment will not be changed to accommodate personal situations.

Cadets selected for a CTLT (Platoon Leader or DCLT) position must complete the CTLT Acceptance Statement and maintained in the Cadet's ROTC records on campus.

Only cadets authorized by the Commanding General, U.S. Army Cadet Command via the Permissive Jump Authorization Memorandum may participate in jump operations while attending CTLT training. Cadets who have completed the Basic Airborne Course and are assigned in a position that requires airborne qualification. The school needs to send a copy of the orders awarding the Cadet the parachutist badge from Airborne School to the CTLT Program Manager, (757) 788-4773. No other documents may substitute "orders only."


MSL III cadets only. There is no application for CTLT Platoon Leader positions. Cadets must contact their professor of military science or training officer at the beginning of their junior year to coordinate a CTLT Platoon Leader position for the summer following their junior year. Once assigned, cadets must sign a CTLT Acceptance Statement and carry it to LDAC.

Check the chart below for a list of locations and host branches. This chart is based on units which have historically hosted cadets, not all of these opportunities may be available this year. The positions reflected are for informational purposes only, to assist PMSs in educating cadets on the CTLT Platoon Leader program.

Installation and Branches offered:

Fort Bliss, Texas: AD, OD

Fort Benning, Georgia: AR, EN, FA, IN, OD, QM, TC

Fort Drum, New York: AV, EN, FA, IN, OD, QM, SC, TC

Fort Eustis, Virginia: AG, AV, MP, TC

Fort Gordon, Georgia: OD

Fort Hood, Texas: AG, AD, AR, AV, CM, EN, FA, FI, IN, MS, MI, MP, OD, QM, SC, TC

Fort Knox, Kentucky: AR, FI, MP, TC

Fort Polk, Louisiana:    AG, AR, AV, EN, FA, FI, IN, MS, OD, QM, TC

Fort Riley, Kansas: AR, AV, EN, FA, IN, MI, MP, QM, SC, TC

Fort Rucker, Alabama:    OD

Fort Sill, Oklahoma: FA

Fort Stewart & Hunter AAF, Georgia: AG, ADA, AR, AV, EN, FA, FI, IN, MS, MP, QM, SC, TC, OD

Germany: AD, AR, AV, EN, FA, IN, MI, MP, MS, OD, QM, SC, TC

Italy: AD, EN, FA, IN, MP, QM, TC

Korea: AG, ADA, AR, AV, CM, EN, FA, FI, IN, MP, MS, OD, QM, SC, TC