Alabama A&M University

“ ROTC means an opportunity to develop and excel at my leadership skills. I have learned more in ROTC than any training received in my prior basic training and AIT courses in the military. Physical Fitness was one task that I never expected to be a major objective in ROTC, but that was one of the most self expected objectives expected from the cadets. This course definitely advanced my skills at leadership and knowledge as a soldier. ”

James Thompson, Huntsville, Alabama


The Ranger Challenge is an opportunity for schools to "compete" with each other completing military tasks. In addition to a written examination where Cadets test their Army knowledge, there are physical fitness drills and field exercises. Battalions leave a Ranger Challenge with stronger bonds and sharper skills.


The National Society of Pershing Rifles gives Army ROTC Cadets the opportunity to develop to the highest degree possible. Cadets can take part in precision trick rifle drill teams that provide them with the outstanding traits of leadership, military bearing and discipline.