University at Albany

Training Events

Our cadets participate in a variety of training events, some like Physical Training (PT) occur a few times a week, others like Leadership Labs or Field Training Exercises (FTX) occur less often.

Weekly Events

Physical Training: Cadets participate in PT three times a week in order to improve their physical condition to meet the Army standard as well as the Mohawk Battalion Standard.
Leadership Lab: One lab every Thursday. In Leadership Labs, our cadets get the hands on training needed to be successful as an officer in the Army.

Yearly Events

Mohawk Day:

Mohawk Day Mohawk Day is a welcome ceremony for Mohawk Battalion cadets and their families. The cadets participate in team building competitions and enjoy a picnic. Cadets develop a feeling of pride, fellowship, and warm welcome into the Mohawk Family by participating in the awards ceremony, barbeque and enjoying the available sports and games. 

Fall LTX:

 Once every semester, the Mohawk Battalion embarks on a weekend-long training exercise to test our skills and leadership capabilities. Some of the leadership training included are 24 hour Tactical Leadership positions for MS IIIs, FLRC Lanes, M4 Range Qualifications, and Day Land Navigation. Through triumphs and leadership challenges alike, the LTX experience ultimately provided for an enriching and enjoyable weekend for all!

Dining In:

Once in the fall semester
Dining In is less formal than the Military Ball and is exclusively for Mohawk Battalion cadets. It serves to build camaraderie and unity within the Battalion and allow everybody to enjoy themselves in activities such as skits, toasts and the infamous grog bowl.

Spring LTX:

Spring Field Training Exercise is a demanding weekend event where cadets participate in a multitude of events. Spring LTX differs from Fall LTX because instead of training with only Mohawk cadets, our Spring LTX incorporates training with a multitude of other ROTC programs throughout the region. Some leadership events included are, Rappelling, M4 Range, Patrolling, First Aid training, and land navigation training.

Military Ball:

The Military Ball is a fine Army tradition where military personnel dress in their best uniforms. The ball allows cadets, cadre and guests to interact in a social yet formal environment.

JSAC Awards Ceremony:

An awards ceremony in the spring gives outstanding cadets an opportunity to be recognized for their hard work and commitment throughout the year. Our Award Ceremony recognizes cadets and midshipmen from the capital district who have excelled in their respective ROTC programs. This event takes place at the end of the spring semester and is held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.