Field Training Exercises (FTX)
In November, Princeton ROTC holds its Fall FTX at Fort Dix in New Jersey. The FTX is an exercise held over the course of a weekend during which cadets use skills previously learned during leadership labs such as Land Navigation and Troop Leading Procedures. Cadets spend 1 to 2 nights in the field receiving additional training and executing events in conditions similar to those they will encounter at LDAC and in future training.
The Spring FTX is held in cooperation with other local ROTC programs. Typically only MSIIIs and MSIVs are required to attend this event where MSIIIs prepare for LDAC which they will attend in the following months. These are the only required events that take place on the weekend.