Cadet Command will consolidate summer training at Fort Knox in 2014 


Both leadership development courses where future second lieutenants receive realistic training to prepare for an uncertain operational environment will be conducted at Fort Knox, Ky., in 2014

The U.S. Army Cadet Command will consolidate its senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) summer training at Fort Knox, Ky., to improve the effectiveness and quality of the Cadet Leader Development Program and the quality of future Army officers.

The consolidation relocates the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to Fort Knox.

LDAC will be conducted at Fort Knox beginning in the summer of 2014.

Cadet Command already conducts its Leader’s Training Course each summer at Fort Knox.

Conducting both leader development courses at Fort Knox will allow the Army to adapt educational and developmental systems and resources to provide the best training to its future leaders.

Between the two courses, there will be approximately 12,000 cadets and supporting staff from colleges across the nation training at Fort Knox during the summer months.

LDAC is the "capstone" training event for Army ROTC cadets.

All cadets attend LDAC during the summer between their junior and senior years in college. They must graduate from LDAC as one of the requirements to be commissioned as Army officers.

"After more than a decade of war, the Army has refined its expectations for future Army leaders. Cadet Command is evolving training to develop our cadets to better prepare for the challenges they will face as Army officers in an increasingly complex environment," Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith, commander, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, said.

For additional information, contact U.S. Army Cadet Command Public Affairs Office at (502) 624-3450, or email:

U.S. Army Cadet Command is the largest single source of new officers for the Army, commissioning the majority of Army officers each year through the senior ROTC program.