Alternate Entry Option
- Participation in the Alternate Entry Option (AEO) program. AEO allows students to ease into the program by taking their senior ROTC curriculum in the first year, then attending CIET their first summer in the program. CIET is followed by the final year in the program in which Cadets complete their junior level ROTC curriculum followed by the Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) at Fort Knox, KY.
- Under the AEO option, Cadets cannot receive a 2yr full tuition scholarship and will fall under the non-scholarship category for incentives.
Accelerated Cadet Commissioning Training (ACCT)
- The ACCT Program is available to students without any prior military experience, who demonstrate exceptional skills as Scholars-Athletes-Leaders (SAL). These candidates can complete an accelerated commissioning program in two years or six quarters while earning their undergraduate or graduate degrees. These students will satisfy basic course requirements through an accelerated training program, attend the Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) the summer between the junior and senior year normally, and be academically aligned and graduate. Typically an ACCT candidate will come from the population of current progressing sophomores, incoming community college students, transfers from other universities, and graduate students.
- Once the accelerated program is completed, the student will be eligible for a 2-yr Army ROTC scholarship
- This program should be used if the student, for whatever reason, did not/could not attend CIET.
- It is critical that ACCT prospects be academically aligned. Candidates who clearly cannot graduate on time will not be considered for ACCT, but may be better served to enter the program as three-year Cadets. It is not the intent of the program to create a large population of completion Cadets.
- The Region Commander will review and approve individual ACCT prospect packets. Packets will consist of a recommendation by the PMS that addresses the applicant’s SAL potential, academic alignment, transcript, and CC Form 104-R (Academic Planning Worksheet).
- Students chosen as ACCT participants are granted placement credit for the basic course and enter ROTC as MSL III Cadets. Thus, their commissioning sequence will be: MSL III, CLC, MSL IV, and commissioning. ACCT participants, in turn, are required to complete an early train-up period of critical tasks that must be mastered prior to integration into the Cadet battalion. Participants will be listed as “conditional” until this training is complete. If, for some reason, candidates cannot fulfill the train-up requirements, they will not be approved for ACCT.
- The required training must be completed within the first two weeks of the quarter, or earlier. The purpose of this training is to ease the transition of ACCT participants into the battalion by enabling them to acquire knowledge and skills that existing Cadets have already mastered. This training will help ACCT Cadets avoid the embarrassment and awkwardness that might otherwise accompany entering ROTC and assuming a leadership role as an MSL III Cadet. The training is not aimed at teaching ACCT participants all the tasks that are taught in the Basic Course. The estimated time to complete the training is 15-20 hours.
- The PMS will assign an MSL IV Cadet to sponsor/mentor each ACCT participant. The responsibilities of the sponsor/mentor are to expand and reinforce the initial training and provide an available, familiar source of information to the ACCT participant. The MSL III instructor and the MSL IV mentor are responsible for training the ACCT participant.
- Following are eight critical training tasks for all ACCT participants. Further details will be explained by a member of the AROTC Cadre and/or staff: The training subjects or tasks are shown below:
- Structure and functioning of the ROTC Battalion
- Introduction to the Leader Development Program (LDP)
- Basic ethics, values, and respectful treatment of others
- Army customs and courtesies
- Wear of the uniform
- Fundamentals of map reading and use of a compass
- Drill and Ceremonies
- Physical fitness training
- CLC will serve as the filter for this program. ACCT Cadets’ performance at CLC will determine necessary changes to the critical task list, training methods, training time, and/or additional training tasks.