All EWU ROTC Cadets interested in participating in the Cultural Understanding & Leadership Program (CU&LP), the application period opened today (Sept. 14). United States Army Cadet Command (USACC) will be accepting application into CU&LP until October 31st. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity so take advantage of it.
For those unfamiliar with CU&LP it is a program sponsored by (USACC) that takes Cadets overseas on cultural deployments in support of worldwide Army Security Cooperation plans and the Army Culture and Foreign Language Strategy. The timeframe for a CU&LP deployment is generally one month in duration and are executed between the 11 May – 11 August 2019 timeframe. Here are the qualifications to apply for a CU&LP position:
- Cadets must be Contracted
- Medically Qualified (DODMERB Completed)
- Cadet in Good Standing with the ROTC program
INELIGIBLES — DO NOT APPLY IF:
- Cadet is APFT Failure or does not meet AR 600-9 HT / WT
- Cadet is Green to Gold ADO (Active Duty Option)
- Cadet has previously deployed on a CU&LP mission
- Is planning to enroll in other Cadet summer training (ie: CTLT, NSTP, etc)
- Cadet will not be enrolled full time and present at program thru AY 18-19
- Do not apply if conducting study abroad in either semester
USACC selects Cadets into the program through a competitive process. After applying a Order of Merit List (OML) for all applicants is developed based on:
OML BASED ON:
- University GPA
- ROTC GPA
- Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) score
- Language Capability
After completing the OML, each Cadet’s skills, abilities, and availability are matched against the language and skill requirements for each mission. Higher OML scores get selected for a CU&LP mission. The number of CU&LP missions varies each year.
More information and details of how to apply to the Cultural Understanding & Leadership Program (CU&LP) can be found at the below link:
Anyone with questions about the program can speak with EWU ROTC Cadet, Christian Goldbach who was selected for CU&LP last year and was sent on a mission to Peru. Any further questions can be directed towards your Military Science instructor for assistance.
Remember this is a once in a lifetime opportunity that most active duty officers will never get a chance to experience. Take advantage of it now if you meet the application criteria.