Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT)

Drill Cadet Leadership Training (DCLT) is a 4-week program that provides cadets an opportunity to apply leadership skills, interact with highly skilled and experienced Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) and drill sergeants, and improve common task skill proficiency in an Army training environment. Cadets serve in positions with the cadre of Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) and One-Station Unit Training (OSUT) units — Basic Combat Training.

Non-SMP MSLIII cadets are assigned to the DCLT program by their PMS and must successfully complete Cadet Leaders Course (CLC) before proceeding to their assigned position. The DCLT program does not require an application. All DCLT positions are linked to a specific regiment of the Cadet Leaders Course (CLC). As a result, attendance to the specific regiment is mandatory. The assigned regiment will not be changed to accommodate personal situations. CLC will be followed by a mandatory one-week TRADOC Cadre Training Course and then a three week utilization-tour with a CIET or OSUT battalion or company. Cadets can expect to interact closely with drill sergeants, basic training soldiers, and support personnel.


MSLIII cadets only .

Selected cadets must be in peak physical condition to avoid injury and make a positive impression on new soldiers.

Check the chart below for a list of locations and host branches. This chart is based on units which have historically hosted cadets, not all of these opportunities may be available this year. The positions reflected are for informational purposes only, to assist PMSs in educating cadets about DCLT program.

DCLT Locations
Ft. Benning, GA Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
Ft. Jackson, SC Ft. Sill, OK
Ft. Knox, KY