What is the Basic Camp? It is a 28-day leadership course conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky which allows students to:
During Basic Camp, the Army observes you and determines your officer potential in a leadership oriented, challenging, and motivating four-week training program. You will rappel, solve complex military problems in small teams, run obstacle courses, shoot rifles, meet other highly motivated college students from across the Nation, and learn more about yourself than you could imagine.
Basic Camp is not Army Basic Training or "Boot Camp" but, rather, an opportunity for the student to evaluate whether the Army is appropriate for them and for the Army to evaluate your potential to become an Army officer.
Students are paid during Basic Camp and paid for their travel to and from Fort Knox. They also receive free Room and Board during the summer.
During previous Basic Camps, many students who were eligible to apply for a scholarship received an offer for a two-year scholarship. Scholarships cover tuition and fees as well as a tax-free monthly stipend of $420.00.
Contact the XU Army ROTC Department immediately if you think you might be eligible and interested. A military science Cadre will advise you on how you best can prepare yourself and give you the opportunity to apply for a Basic Camp Scholarship if you are interested. Call (513) 745-1066 or click here to send an email.
Select Cadets who have shown above average physical fitness and dedication to the program can compete amongst their piers for limited slots at the Army Air Assault School where they will be given the chance to earn their Air Assault Wings.
Select Cadets who have shown above average physical fitness and dedication to the program can compete amongst their piers for limited slots at the Army Air Borne School where they will be given the chance to earn their Air Borne Wings.
Cadet Troop Leader Training is a 3-4 week one of a kind experience where cadets will shadow an active duty lieutenant and learn how to lead soldiers in a platoon. Assignment locations can vary from state side locations to overseas duty stations.