Boston University
This is a formal ball where all three services in BU ROTC come together to eat a fine meal, honor their fellow and fallen servicemen and women, and to dance the night away.

The Annual Tri-Service Military Ball

This is a formal ball where all three services in BU ROTC come together to eat a fine meal, honor their fellow and fallen servicemen and women, and to dance the night away.

“ I have had some of the best memories of my college career during ROTC events. Every year, cadets participate in a number of non training activities, such as a Tri-Service Football game, a formal Military Ball, and numerous extra-curricular groups and honor societies. Cadets can choose to participate in only the required events, or to challenge themselves with many different types of activity, making great friends and having fun in the process. ”

Cdt. Taylor Downs, Millis, MA

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.

Ranger Challenge

Ranger Challenge is considered the varsity sport of Army ROTC. Each year,the competition, for 1 st Brigade is held at Devens, MA (a former Army Fort),which is the home for ROTC’s 1st Brigade/ Eastern Region (made up of schoolsfrom New England and New York). Those schools, which field a team, provide nineprimary members and one alternate, which make up a squad. These squadsparticipate in a series of eight events over the course of the competitionweekend. These squads are compiled from the best cadets in each host school’sROTC Battalion. The events for the competition are the standard APFT, anobstacle course, one rope bridge, a patrolling exam, orienteering course, M16marksmanship, M16 weapons disassembly/reassembly, concluding with a 10 km ruckmarch.

 

Curtis Cup Competition

The Curtis Cup competition is a co-ed, round robin, flag footballcompetition between the three ROTC services at Boston University: Army, Navy,and Air Force. It has traditionally been held in the middle of the fallsemester based on the availability of all three services. The competition isnot only to create a healthy challenge between services, but also provide anopportunity to unite the three services and facilitate interaction andcamaraderie amongst cadets and midshipmen throughout the ROTC services.

Dining- in Dinner

 

This event is a very fun time in which all cadets and cadre from BostonUniversity and Stonehill College as well as their attached schools cometogether.  This is an old tradition in which cadets and cadre alike get topick on each other and have fun.  It is an event that brings everybodycloser and makes you feel like one big family we call the Charles RiverBattalion