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Cadet Leadership Course (CLC)

Cadet Leadership Course (CLC)


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Summer Cadet Leadership Course


The Washington High School Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet Leadership Course is conducted each summer at Camp Clark in Nevada, Missouri. This course is normally held during the 1st week of June. Only the most highly qualified cadets that have demonstrated during the school year that they are ready to assume increased responsibility will be selected for this special opportunity. Additionally, this a joint JROTC activity. Washington AFJROTC Cadets will be interacting and participating in this course with over 250 cadets from 10 other high school AFJROTC units. This joint training is invaluable to the development of our cadet's 21st century skills. 


This is a 6 Day/5 Night activity that will challenge each participating cadet both physically and mentally, while at the same time preparing them for their increased leadership role within the unit the next school year. During this week each cadet will be learning advanced leadership techniques and team building strategies. Additionally, each cadet will be interacting directly with Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and Army National Guard Instructors in practical exercises that will teach them basic military skills.


During the Cadet Leadership Course cadets will be participating in many activities, such as a confidence course, leadership reaction course, rappelling, water operations, weapons familiarization/laser range, mine sweeping/route clearing simulator, vehicle rollover procedures, assault/breach tactics, Apache Helicoptor Incentive Flight, paintball, and land navigation.


Cadets will be residing in a dormitory during the summer leadership course. Their activities begin at 6 AM daily and continue until 9 PM each day. They are very busy and extremely challenged, but they are also having fun and developing professional relationships with the persons assigned to their flight of cadets. During all activities they are constantly under adult supervision, and male and female sleeping arrangements are totally separated.



Cadets that successfully complete the Cadet Leadership Course will earn their Leadership School Ribbon, Orienteering Ribbon, and E2C Health and Wellness Ribbon.