The 2019 Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) is scheduled for 22-29 June at Fort Dix, NJ. Basic cadets (cadets attending the course for the 1st time) depart on Sunday, 23 June from Cherry Hill High School West. Staff cadets (cadets who've attended CLC in previous years) will depart on Saturday, 22 June from Cherry Hill West High School. Cadets will arrive no later than 0800 in the east parking lot (classroom/Kennedy Health side). Cadets will arrive in PT gear but have all other required gear to include ABUs with them. We'll conduct a quick equipment check prior to departing on the bus. You must have all required gear as outlined in the application attachment below. Bus will depart no later than 0845 for Ft Dix.
Expect to check in, be inspected and get your dorm room settled immediately upon arrival at Ft Dix. Staff cadets will take the PT test on Saturday morning or afternoon while basic cadets will take the test on Sunday morning or afternoon. PT standards are outlined in the attached application.
YOU WILL ARRIVE IN SHAPE AND WITHIN GROOMING STANDARDS! Don't stop exercising after we're done testing at school. CLC policy dictates that any cadet who fails any portion of the PT test will have one opportunity to retest the following day. Any cadet who fails the retest is sent home and will need to be picked up by a parent or family member.
If you arrive at the high school without the required gear and haircut, you run the risk of being sent home and eating the $120 cadet fee. Cadet fee reimbursement guidelines are as follows (one of the dates in the application is incorrect):
100% refund if written notification of cancellation is received by 1 June
50% refund if written notification of cancellation is received by 8 June
No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 15 June
Thoroughly review all attachments below with your parent or guardian. All attendees must complete the application in full, pay the cadet fee, and return to the SASI or ASI by Monday, 28 May The $120 CLC fee is to be paid in cash (preferable) or check. Write the check to Cherry Hill High School West. The fee pays for items such as room & board, medical support, hats, supplies, and on-base transportation. DEADLINE FOR THE $120 CADET FEE, APPLICATION, and LIABILITY FORM IS MONDAY, 28 MAY. GIVE THE CASH OR CHECK TO LT COL SCHWARTZ OR SMSGT BENDER.
DO NOT BRING ANYTHING ON THE "WHAT NOT TO BRING" CHECKLIST! IT WILL BE CONFISCATED SOON AFTER ARRIVAL, AND YOU'LL HIGHLIGHT YOURSELF IN A NEGATIVE MANNER. Cellphones will be in possession of the SASI or ASI while at CLC. Cadets aren't permitted to call home unless under extenuating circumstances.
ESTIMATED COST: $120 for the cadet fee + cost of the Air Battle Uniform (ABUs) and required items on the "What to Bring" checklist that's attached below. Total estimated cost is $120-$500, depending on whether you already have many of the items or getting the more expensive items like the sage green boots on sale. The estimated cost includes the $120 cadet fee.
ABUs are required to have the white AFJROTC patch centered on the left pocket, and the black & purple unit patch centered on the right pocket. ABUs must also have the nameplate (last name only) centered above the right pocket, and AFJROTC centered above the left pocket. See attachment below. See the SASI and/or ASI for the AFJROTC and unit patches. Thomas Nametags (www.thomastags.com) is a good place to order the ABU nameplate & AFJROTC plate from. Order online, and they will arrive at your doorstep within a week. uspatriottactical.com/us-patriot-deals-closeouts/ and militaryclothing.com are also good places to order ABUs and ABU items. They have everything you need at a reasonable price. Orders normally arrive at your doorstep from 7-14 business days. See SASI or ASI with any questions or concerns.
Staff Cadets: Don't forget to bring your rank and ABU cap!
Basic/1st-year CLC cadets will be issued an AFJROTC baseball cap to wear with the ABUs some time after arrival. Staff cadets must wear the ABU caps so place one on order if you don't already have one.
**PARENTS**: Plan to pick up your kids up at Sharp Field on Ft Dix on graduation day, Saturday, 30 June. Celebrate the kids' great accomplishment. CLC is a challenging and selective course. If unable to attend, ensure your kid has a ride home from CLC. Graduation is currently scheduled from 1100-1200.
There is a security requirement in order to be permitted on base. Anybody 18 years of age and older with a driver's license or anybody below the age of 18 who wants to drive onto the base must submit their first name, last name, middle initial, license#, licensed state and date of birth. Anybody 18 years of age and older without a driver's license must submit their first name, last name, middle initial and date of birth and have a valid photo ID (federal photo ID, state photo ID or passport) upon arrival at the gate. Submit the required information to Lt Col Schwartz or SMSgt Bender via e-mail or phone call by 21 June. Guests 18 and older without a valid photo ID will not be permitted on base. Anybody not on the security access list will not be permitted on base. Lt Col Schwartz and SMSgt Bender will submit the security access list based on the information you provide via e-mail or phone call. Therefore, double check that the information provided is accurate. Reference contact information at the bottom of this page.
THE FOLLOWING ARE DIRECTIONS TO SHARP FIELD FROM ONE OF TWO ENTRY GATES TO FT DIX:
FROM THE MAIN FT DIX GATE FROM ROUTE 68 SOUTH: ENTER THE ROUNDABOUT AND TAKE THE SECOND EXIT ON THE RIGHT WHICH IS FT DIX ROAD (LOOK FOR GREEN AND WHITE SIGN FOR WRIGHTSTOWN). ABOUT A MILE DOWN YOU'LL GET TO ANOTHER ROUNDABOUT AND AGAIN TAKE THE SECOND ROAD/EXIT TO THE RIGHT (TURN RIGHT) ONTO TEXAS AVE (BURGER KING AND GAS STATION ON RIGHT). THEN TURN RIGHT AT THE 3RD TRAFFIC LIGHT WHICH IS 8TH STREET (ABOUT 1 1/2 MILES DOWN TEXAS AVE). GO ABOUT 1/2 MILE AND TURN RIGHT ON ALABAMA STREET (NO TRAFFIC LIGHT THERE). THEN GO ABOUT ANOTHER 1/2 MILE, AND YOU'LL SEE SHARP FIELD ON THE RIGHT. YOU'LL SEE TWO WHITE OVERHANGS AND AN ARMY STATUE ON THE FIELD. PARK IN THE PARKING LOT DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE AS YOU PASS SHARP FIELD. PLAN TO BE AT THE GATE AT LEAST 35 MINUTES PRIOR TO GRADUATION START TIME AS TRAFFIC CAN GET BACKED UP AND DELAYED DUE TO NUMEROUS ARRIVALS.
FROM THE TEXAS AVE FT DIX GATE: ENTER ROUNDABOUT BUT PROCEED STRAIGHT AHEAD ON TEXAS AVE. TURN RIGHT AT THE 3RD TRAFFIC LIGHT WHICH IS 8TH STREET (ABOUT 1 1/2 MILES DOWN TEXAS AVE). GO ABOUT 1/2 MILE AND TURN RIGHT ON ALABAMA STREET (NO TRAFFIC LIGHT THERE). THEN GO ABOUT ANOTHER 1/2 MILE, AND YOU'LL SEE SHARP FIELD ON THE RIGHT. YOU'LL SEE TWO WHITE OVERHANGS AND AN ARMY STATUE ON THE FIELD. PARK IN THE PARKING LOT DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE AS YOU PASS SHARP FIELD. PLAN TO BE AT THE GATE AT LEAST 35 MINUTES PRIOR TO GRADUATION START TIME AS TRAFFIC CAN GET BACKED UP AND DELAYED DUE TO NUMEROUS ARRIVALS.
SHARP FIELD ADDRESS: 5481 Alabama Ave, Ft Dix, NJ 08640
We plan to conduct a meeting for the parents in the AFJROTC classroom (Room A5) prior to CLC in order to clarify information, ensure cadets are prepared, and parents know what to expect. This meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 15th at 6:00 PM.
E-mail any questions or comments to Lt Col Schwartz and SMSgt Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. ; Please include both of us in all e-mails in the event one of us is absent or working another issue. You may also call us at 856-663-8006 ext 1118.