Ball State University

Ball State Cardinal Battalion Color Guard at the Ball State football game.

“ ROTC is a unique experience; it's fun and exciting. You meet a lot of different people while you're learning to become a leader. ”

Brent Nelson, Brownsburg, Indiana


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.