Approximately 937 Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Cadets from universities across the country are scheduled to arrive June 13 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. to take part in U.S. Army Cadet Command Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge.
The leadership-based course is the Army’s largest annual intra-continental training exercise with over 6,000 Cadets in attendance each year and serves as a rite of passage for ROTC Cadets prior to becoming commissioned officers in the Army.
This year’s operation is broken down into 13 regiments with 29 days of training for each regiment. During each cycle Cadets will undergo four different evaluations that are used for eventual placement on the national order of merit list.
At the end of each cycle, family and friends are invited to attend a graduation ceremony where Cadets will be honored for their successful completion of the course. Family and friends unable to attend the ceremony in person can log onto the Warrior Forge Ustream page at https://www.ustream.tv/channel/warriorforgelive to watch a live-stream video broadcast from each graduation ceremony.