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Advanced Leadership Course (2nd Year Students)


After attending basic Encampment, cadets are encouraged to attend as second year students at ALC (Advanced Leadership Course).  

Encampment's Advanced Leadership Course is geared towards developing teamwork and leadership skills in Cadet NCOs and Officers in a challenging environment. In the past, ALC has spent time on the range in Camp Ripley, used rifle simulators, had orientation rides on US Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters, and trained with a variety of other agencies.  ALC will be more difficult than your first year at Encampment, but the extra work is worth it!

ALC has its roots in an older MN program for developing future staff members.  And it's true: many of the skills you'll learn in ALC can be transferred to CAP staff positions.  However, ALC is more than just a staff prep school. It is a robust program that focuses on leadership, career exploration and personal growth.  Students learn how to think independently and lead a team towards a common goal.  This is done through ALC-specific activities that aren't offered to the rest of Encampment.

ALC isn't for everyone. Eligibility Requirements include:

  • Be C/SSgt in eServices at the time of application
  • Have graduated from Encampment 

If you're accepted to ALC, you'll be sent a recommended PT plan to follow for ALC. 
The fitness regime will be challenging, but realistic for any cadet to take on.

At ALC, you'll learn advanced leadership concepts and have a chance to put them into practice. You'll hear from guest speakers, practice planning and following schedules, and experience multiple hands-on activity days.


Click Here for the ALC Packing List



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