Activities and Training

ROTC Training Camp Robinson

UCA Army ROTC boasts a wide array of military training and socialization opportunities, and a robust physical fitness readiness regiment to keep our cadets in top athletic shape.

Weight Lifting

Physical Training (PT)

UCA Army Physical Training occurs every Monday – Friday from 0600 to 0700. During this time cadets participate in workouts designed to provide them with the physical aptitude to complete any task put in front of them. Training consists of a mix of cardio, weight training, and load bearing exercises.


Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT)

The Army Combat Fitness Test is currently in the process of being adopted by the Army. It consists of six exercises designed to apply directly to physical tasks that may be encountered in the Army.

ROTC Training Camp RobinsonLabs

Leadership labs support the curriculum taught in the classes. Conducted once a week, they are an orientation to much of what a student needs to know to be successful in the Army. The training consists of land navigation, movement and maneuver, and intelligence, to name a few of the skills taught.

ROTC Training Camp RobinsonField Training Exercise (FTX)

FTX occurs once per semester. They consist of a weekend long training period in which cadets learn valuable Army skills, such as marksmanship, land navigation, and patrolling operations. During Fall FTX, cadets have the extra opportunity to perform in obstacle courses and field leadership reaction courses (FLRC).

CompassSuper Lab

Once a year cadets gather at Arkansas Tech University to complete a land navigation course. Armed with compasses and protractors, MSI’s and MSII’s team up to find a series of points located throughout the foothills. MSIII’s set out on their own to hone their land navigation skills in preparation for cadet summer training.

Combat Water Survival Test (CWST)Combat Water Survival Test (CWST)

The CWST is a commissioning requirement completed by cadets once a year to test cadet’s stamina while completing a series of aquatic events.

  • 10-minute swim – Cadets need to show their proficiency to swim for 10 continuous minutes without assistance.
  • Equipment swim – Cadets are required to swim 25 meters in full ACUs, with a rifle and a full LBE.
  • DCombat Water Survival Test (CWST)on & Ditch – Wearing an LBE and holding an M-16 the cadet is held over the edge of the pool and dropped in backwards. The cadet must fully submerge, remove the LBE and drop the rifle before reemerging out of the water.
  • Tread water – Cadets must tread water for 5 minutes without assistance or breaks.
  • 3-meter board – While blindfolded, cadets walk off a 3-meter diving board with a rifle into deep water. Without losing control of their rifle, cadets resurface and swim to the edge of the pool with their rifle.

BallFormal Events

The UCA Bayonet Battalion typically has two formal events per year, Dining-In and the Military Ball. Dining-In provides the battalion an opportunity to gather together in an atmosphere of camaraderie, good fellowship, fun, and social rapport. Dining-In takes place during the fall semester and is held at rotating location in the Conway area. During spring semester, the Military Ball is jointly hosted by both UCA and ATU at rotating locations. Military personnel wear their dress uniforms and socialize with other cadets, cadre, and guests. Both events are traditional Army occasions.