University of Southern Mississippi's Department of Military Science
and Leadership (Army ROTC) announces its Leader's Training Course
(LTC) for the summer of 2004. The LTC is a 28-day leadership course
conducted at Fort Knox, Ky., and is open to students from colleges
and universities nationwide. The typical student is between the
sophomore and junior year, but beginning graduate students are eligible
to attend also.
are paid during the course, incur no costs, and receive credit for
the first two years of ROTC - making them eligible to earn an Army
officer commission in just two years.
The LTC is
divided into three phases and is designed to develop leadership
and decision making skills in a challenging, hands-on environment.
Phase one is the "Future Leader Phase." This phase encompasses
18 days, giving the student the building blocks necessary to be
successful during the LTC.
experience rappelling, learn drill and ceremony, challenge problem-solving
skills, learn to lead, and learn when and how to follow. This phase
is designed to challenge students physically.
"Bold Leader," teaches the basics of small unit tactics.
It includes a confidence course, rock climbing wall, paint-ball
exercises, the Tarzan-assault course, and small boat and raft operations.
This phase stresses the importance of teamwork.
The final four
days make up the "Discover Gold" phase. This includes
the Parents Reception and Family Day followed by a graduation ceremony.
2003, three Southern Miss students attended the course, including
Kim Bishop, who is currently a member of the Golden Eagle soccer
team and an ROTC cadet.
was a challenging and awesome experience that tested me physically,
but enhanced my leadership and management skills to a new level,"
Bishop said. "I not only enjoyed the training but also the
teamwork and camaraderie."
For more information
about the Leader's Training Course or Southern Miss Army, call Greg
Hargett at (601) 266-4460.