Thu Duc Military School 1954
In practice, the principal training establishment during this period was the Quang Trung Training Center, near Saigon, which gave eight weeks of basic training to all recruits and which gave advanced courses to infantry soldiers.
Training in other branches of service was given at the specialized training centers, especially those at the Thu Duc Military Schools Center.
Regular officers were trained at the Military Academy at Dalat and received further career schooling at the Thu Duc Military Schools complex, at the Command and General Staff College in Saigon, and at schools abroad.
Many reserve officers, obligated to serve two years, passed through the Officer Candidate School at Thu Duc.