ROTC OFFERS MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO EXCEL
In Army ROTC, it's not all classroom and field training. There are many opportunities for you to get to know your fellow cadets better and increase your skills in a variety of areas. Learn more about these events and activities below.
“ I want to become an officer in the army to help in leading our nation in success…my entire family for the past two generations has been involved in the military. I will be the first officer and college graduate. ”
Baca, E. ,Pearland, TX
Each spring, summer and fall cadets are commissioned as officers in the USArmy through a formal commissioning ceremony. Family and friends areinvited to attend this memorable moment in the life of a cadet and activelytake part in the ceremony. The ceremonial “First Salute” is observed as apart of the ceremony.
The Ranger Challenge Team is seen by cadets as the "varsity" sport of ROTC. It allows the most physically fit cadets to compete as a team against other Ranger Challenge teams from other schools.Ranger Challenge teams from other schools "compete" with each other completing a variety of military tasks to include: a written examination, physical fitness drills, land navigation and field exercises in a 36-hour long competition event. Cadets leave Ranger Challenge with stronger bonds and sharper skills.
The Houston Army ROTC Color Guard performs at a variety of local events.These events include University of Houston football games and graduationceremonies as well as supporting other local events when called upon. Our ColorGuard is available for various local civic events, and is available for localsports teams. For more information, call Houston Army ROTC, 713-743-3879.