Leader's Training Course

Drill sergeants grade PTIf you have at least two full years remaining in your college career, you can choose to attend a summer program called Leader's Training Course. It is a 28-day training and leader development program at Fort Knox, Ky. It is a prerequisite for the Army ROTC two-year program for anyone without prior military service who hasn't participated in ROTC for the first two years. By completing the Leader's Training Course, students earn credit for the first two years of Army ROTC. This enables them to enter directly into the ROTC Advanced Course and earn a commission as an officer in the Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard upon completing their degree at Western Michigan University.

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  • Two full academic years of undergraduate or graduate coursework remaining to complete degree.
  • Meet the Army height and weight standards.
  • Be medically qualified.
  • Pass physical fitness requirements.

Training begins in June with the last start date in July.


The 2015 dates are still to be published. The dates below from 2014 will give you an idea of the general time frame.

Summer 2014 Leader's Training Course

Cycle 1: June 8 through July 7
Cycle 2: June 13 through July 12
Cycle 3: June 19 through July 18
Cycle 4: June 26 through July 25
Cycle 5: July 9 through Aug. 7
Cycle 6: July 14 through Aug. 12


Contact Brett Johnson in Western Michigan University's Department of Military Science and Leadership to confirm your eligibility and make a training reservation. |  Email Brett Johnson or call (269) 387-8122.