After completion of the junior year, cadets from Army ROTC detachments all over the country go to Fort Lewis, Washington for five weeks of leadership training. The objective of this camp is to assess and evaluate each cadet's ability to perform in a position of leadership, as well as teaching advanced military skills.
Cadets are trained and tested on the following advanced-level subjects:
* Intelligence Training
* Physical Conditioning
* Land Navigation
* Drill and Ceremony
* Leadership Skills
* And various other military skills
The National Advanced Leadership Camp score is a significant portion of the total ROTC performance rating. These are important in determining leadership positions upon the cadet's return to their school, as well as for assigned specialty branches in the Army.
The training conducted at the University of Rhode Island is geared toward preparation for Camp All-American. The third year of ROTC training is more intense than the previous two for this reason. The cadre, and senior cadets help to ensure that all cadets are prepared for the challenge of National Advanced Leadership Camp.