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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!

Why ALC at Encampment

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 much more robust program that focuses on leadership and personal growth.  ALC offers opportunities for student to 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.  To apply, you must have already achieved C/SSgt, and have graduated from Encampment.  We also suggest that you consider applying for Encampment staff as well!  However, 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 spend time on the range with multiple hands-on activity days.


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