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Educational paths

The educational path combine a university didactics, ensured by a strict collaboration with the Universities of Tuscia in Viterbo (“Political and International Relations Sciences”, for personnel assigned to the Command specialization) and Tor Vergata in Rome (“Nursing”, for personnel assigned to the Medical specialization) that provide for qualified teachers, demanding program of military theoretical and practical activities organized at the Army and Specialty Schools of the Army or in military infrastructures on the national territory.

This complex program of studies and practical activities permits to the Cadets to gain the rank of “Marshal” at the end of the second year and the first level degree in “Political and International Relations Sciences” or in “Nursing” after the third/fourth year.

The School provides the Marshal Cadets for:

  • knowledge and capabilities necessary to carry out the function of squadron or platoon Commander and men’s instructor;
  • correct military “form”;
  • adequate physical condition;
  • general knowledge of the characteristics, tasks, procedures and ways of use of the units, up to the regiment level;
  • capabilities in using weapons and equipment;
  • capability to operate in mountain;
  • knowledge of English level (acquisition of a JFLT level: L2, R2, W2, S2);
  • parachuting license (with the “fune di vincolo” technique);
  • qualification as patrolman;
  • license to drive military vehicles;
  • qualification as military instructor of physical education.

The military theoretical and practical activities are constantly developed in three years: from the basics at an individual level to the capabilities of employment of units at a platoon level in different operational situations. To implement this intense program, the School uses training firing ranges in the region of Lazio and in other regions on the national territory; it has also got modern didactical aids, rooms, shooting simulators and equipment for the cadets’ training and evaluation.

During the 1st year there are also a “parachuting course” and a four-week “training camp” to improve the Cadets’ capability to operate as Leader in Elementary Units of the basic Corps up to the squadron level.

The activity during the 2nd year - is dedicated to development of the university module, the improvement of the English language through an intensive three-month course and specific courses of qualification in particular operational activities (Crisis Response Operations, Combat in urban centres, Course for patroller and a four-week “Training Camp”) in order to improve the Cadets’ capability to operate as Leaders, in Elementary Units of the basic Corps at a platoon level​. At the end of the 2nd year there is a role admission exam to gain the rank of Marshal.

The activity of the 3rd year - is carried out until December at the SSE for the last university module. Since January the Cadets’ are assigned to Army and Specialty Schools in order to acquire the qualify as platoon Commander of the Army/Specialty/Corps (Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Engineer, Signals, Transports and Materials). Before being assigned to the Units, the Marshal receive the university degrees at the SSE.

​Moreover, there are also:

  • the “Branch Course”, for Marshals of the specialization in Command, aiming to an “advanced education” of the personnel to be assigned to the different Command branches at Regiment/Brigade/Division/Army Corps levels, to multinational contingence Commands, to Central Powers and Multinational Bodies;
  • the “Military education and technical-professional Course for orchestra players of the Army Musical Bands”; the activity lasts ninety days and the participants are the winners of a contest published on the base of recruitment needs of Marshals as Music Teachers;
  • the “Course for Corps NCOs”​, for personnel destined to the different Commands of Armed Force Units; it aims to adequate the Corps Non-Commissioned Officers’ profile to the new needs of the Army, through an educational path that updates and levels out the knowledge on ethical/moral, conceptual, physical and human themes.