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.

The Mission

Cadets will be able to:

  • Assess organizational capabilities and limitations to increase team cohesion and operational effectiveness.
  • Develop agile and adaptive leaders that solve problems and thrive in ambiguous, complex operating environments.
  • Apply components of cross-cultural competence in the conduct of military operations.

What happens at AC

Advanced Camp is divided into four phases: (1) Reception and Staging, (2) Integration, (3) Deployment and Field Training Exercise (4) Redeployment and Reintegration.

The Glory

Advanced Camp is a foundation – a building block – a step in the right direction for whatever it is you want to accomplish in life. It is an opportunity to receive a leadership experience unlike any other. You will learn about people, situations, circumstances and, most importantly, yourself. Undoubtedly, you will leave with a sense of the honor and distinction that comes from serving in the U.S. Army. You will appreciate the Army’s Code of Ethics and respect its values. Finally, see firsthand how the benefits of the AC training will extend well beyond your college years. You may even qualify for a TWO – YEAR SCHOLARSHIP that may cover your college tuition and many other expenses.

Soldiers in Gas Chamber - Fort Knox


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

Be between 17 and 30 years old.

Be enrolled in college full time in pursuit of a baccalaureate or advanced degree and have at least two years of school remaining.

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

Meet military medical qualification standards.

Have no civil convictions (unless waiver is approved).

Have no more than three dependents (unless waiver is approved).

Updated: 10/19/2022 01:03PM