Cadet Summer Training

Basic Camp Regiment 4 Arrives at Fort Knox

By: Savoury Jacobson

FORT KNOX, KY. –On June 15, 2017, 4 Regiment, Basic Camp Cadets officially arrived at Fort Knox, Ky to start their thirty-one days of Cadet Summer Training (CST).

Cadre help Cadets during arrival at Fort Knox on June 15, 2017. (Photo by Savoury Jacobson.)

The Cadets will go through a series of briefings to prepare them for the physically and mentally demanding situations they will encounter during CST. Some of the things covered are basic standards and expectations with a focus on equal opportunity and sexual harassment.

All arriving Cadets will have their personal stuff vetted and be issued new equipment to use during their time at Fort Knox. Physical exams and fitness tests are also conducted, along with weapons training in the later phases.

One Cadet mentor commented on his role as an MS3, “We’re set up to be squad leaders with the incoming Cadets. We’re supposed to be mentoring them and working with Drill Sergeants facilitating training. This helps develop us and our training as an officer [but] also helps…develop [the] Cadets.”

Cadets wait for instruction after arrival at Fort Knox on June 15, 2017. (Photo by Savoury Jacobson.)

Cadre wait to talk to Cadets at Fort Knox on June 15, 2017. (Photo by Savoury Jacobson.)

On the first day, groups are organized into units and assigned barracks. Teamwork and leadership concepts are enforced from the very start, and will continue to be taught during the whole of Basic Camp.

Cadet Summer Training will bring around 8,200 Cadets through Basic and Advanced Camp this summer on Fort Knox. These camps are designed to help challenge, grow and improve various skills and leadership qualities within the Cadets. If you think you have what it takes to be a Cadet or if you are interested in a job after college click the following link: https://my.goarmy.com/info/rotc1/index.jsp?iom=IP08-AUTO-R1NA-BR-XXX-XX-XXX-MO-XX-X-BRCMAC:IP08

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Savoury Jacobson

Savoury Jacobson is a freelance military journalist. Aside from previous work with the Oregon Army National Guard, she currently works for U.S. Army Cadet Command in Fort Knox, Ky. Ms. Jacobson is also currently an editor for T.A.P.S. Magazine, a publication for families of the fallen.

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