What is Advanced Camp?
Advanced Camp is a 35-day training event designed to develop a cadet’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to forge them into tough, adaptable leaders who can thrive in ambiguous and complex environments. Cadets are evaluated on their ability to lead at the Squad and Platoon levels, both in garrison and tactical environments. Cadets are mentally and physically tested during a 12-day consequence driven field training exercise that replicates a combat training center rotation. Successful completion of the Advanced Camp is a prerequisite for commissioning.
Advanced Camp is divided into four phases: (1) Reception and Staging, (2) Integration, (3) Deployment and Field Training Exercise (4) Redeployment and Reintegration.
Outcomes for Advanced Camp include:
- Assessing organizational capabilities and limitations to increase team cohesion and operational effectiveness.
- Developing agile and adaptive leaders that solve problems and thrive in ambiguous, complex operating environments.
- Applying components of cross-cultural competence in the conduct of military operations.
Successful completion of the Advanced Camp is a prerequisite for commissioning.