Appalachian State University
ASU Cadets patrolling during a Field Training Exercise.

ASU Cadets patrolling during a Field Training Exercise.

ASU Cadets patrolling during a Field Training Exercise.

“ ROTC is a great experience. You Gain a great deal of professional experience while participating in a challenging and rewarding program. ”

Dan Cooper, Raleigh, NC

RANGER CHALLENGE

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.

PERSHING RIFLES

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.

FTX

Twice a year, the Mountaineer Battalion to practices their military skills in areas including land nav, weapons qualification, squad tactics, and patrolling in a field environment. The FTX is conducted either locally or on a military installation.

Military Ball

At the end of the spring semester, the Mountaineer Battalion hosts the military ball.  This event is when senior cadets receive their branch.  Family members and dates are allowed to attend.

Commissioning Ceremony

Commissioning is the culminating event of your time here at ASU.  Friends and family gather to watch you receive your commission as a second lieutenant.