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ARMY ROTC|University of Wyoming Cowboy Battalion

Leaders Training Course (LTC)

Leader's Training Course is the Army's 2-3 year ROTC Program entry point.  Through the Leader's Training Course, students can examine the Army without incurring an obligation, and become eligible for a 2-3 year Army ROTC Scholarship.  The Army observes these students and determines their officer potential in a leadership oriented, challenging, and motivating 28-day training program. 

The Phases at the Leader's Training Course

Soldier First: This is a Basic "introduction to the Army" to teach Cadets skills and knowledge necessary to successfully participate in the next three phases.  Cadets have described this phase as "teaching them what right looks like".  Specifically, Cadets learn military customs and courtesies such as saluting, how to wear the uniform and how to march.

Warrior Leader:  This part of their training covers adventure training, which builds both Cadet self confidence and unit esprit-de-corps.  Focus is on individual skills as a precursor to learning group dynamics.  Cadets learn basic military skills in order to function as a small group member.

Bold Leader:  This phase is the course's "Capstone Exercise".  Cadets are exposed to squad level operations where cadre assesses the Cadet's leadership ability in a field environment.  The Field Training Exercise is intentionally tough and introduces the element of stress.  Throughout the exercise Cadets encounter physical and mental obstacles that challenge them as a person, Cadet and leader.

Future Leader: This portion of the Cadet's training introduces them to the social aspect of the Army.  Final briefings are conducted as well as a Family Day in conjunction with a Cadet run graduation ceremony.

You may attend Leader's Training Course if you: 

  1. Do not have prior military service. 

  2. If you are transferring to UW, or a current student at UW.

  3. Are a Graduate student starting a two-year program.      

  4. Are a law student starting a three-year program.

  5. Are medically qualified to attend.

Course Benefits:

  1. All expenses are covered and students are paid $800 for their time at LTC.

  2. You'll earn 3 credit hours from UW.

  3. Become eligible for a scholarship. 

  4. If you decide to contract in the ROTC program, you will earn a $5000 Bonus.



  1. Be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident.

  2. Be between 17 and 30 years old.

  3. Be enrolled at UW.

  4. Have cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  5. Meet military medical qualification. 

  6. Have no civil convictions (unless waiver approved).

  7. Have no more than three dependents.

For more information contact the enrollment officer at (307)766-3390.

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