Austin Peay State University
History is a great teacher. And history comes alive when cadets study local Civil War battles and even walk the ground where they happened. Even though the battles happened over 100 years ago, the lessons learned are still vital to success in the future.

Cadets enjoy a day out at Fort Donelson as part of a historical study.

History is a great teacher. And history comes alive when cadets study local Civil War battles and even walk the ground where they happened. Even though the battles happened over 100 years ago, the lessons learned are still vital to success in the future.

“ There are many things to get involved with in the ROTC program. You can volunteer for community events and athletic events. They keep ROTC fun and interesting. It also makes school seem more interesting because you can do more than just go to class, you can be part of a team. ”

Cadet Darielle Marbury,Clarksville, Tennessee

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.

Commissioning Ceremony

Each spring several cadets are commissioned into the United States Army immediately after graudation ceremonies. Families, friends, faculty, and the university president take part.

Field Training Exercises

The Governors Guard Battalion conducts field training exercises each semester. Cadets have a chance to put into practice the leadership and tactical skills that they have learned in the classroom and in the labs.