Marion Military Institute


Cadet Initial Entry Training

CIET (previously LTC) is the Army’s 2-year ROTC Program entry point. Through CIET, students without the ROTC Basic Course who are serious about a career as an Army officer can qualify for entry into the advanced course. The Army observes these students and determines their officer potential in a leadership oriented, challenging, and motivating 5-week training program at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Students will have an opportunity to experience cadet and Army life first-hand. They will live, eat and work together in platoons consisting of approximately 40 cadets each. They will learn topics including Military Formations and Drill, Physical Training, Map Reading and Land Navigation, M-16 Rifle Marksmanship and other Weapons Familiarization. They will experience the esprit de corps of cross-platoon rivalry and competition, which will earn their platoon honors. Cadets will have a chance to bond from amongst a diverse group of people from hundreds of schools all over the nation. Successful completion of CIET is necessary for enrollment into the Early Commissioning Program if one of the other pre-requisites have not been met.