Bowling Green State University
The Ranger Challenge Team members load a CH-47 at the Wood County Airfield in preparation for an intensive weekend long competition against other colleges and universities throughout the region conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The BGSU Fighting Falcons placed as high as 4th and 8th place out of 28 other teams.

Ranger Club

The Ranger Challenge Team members load a CH-47 at the Wood County Airfield in preparation for an intensive weekend long competition against other colleges and universities throughout the region conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The BGSU Fighting Falcons placed as high as 4th and 8th place out of 28 other teams.

“ Not only does ROTC create valuable opportunities to its members with the clubs, it enhances a students overall college experience by providing service to the campus and community. ROTC creates a fraternal or family like environment on campus. ”

Seth Grimm, 2LT, Class of 2006,Nashport, OH

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 Club

Ranger challenge and club is an organization dedicated to the physical andintellectual aspects of the Army.  Anyone can join Ranger Club, but RangerChallenge (run underneath Ranger Club) teams are comprised of the best cadets. Competition is held in Ft. Knox, Kentucky between schools in the region. Ranger Club, not to be confused with Ranger Challenge, is open to anyone. It is BGSU's premier leadership and tactical training organization. They are involved in many events including Paintball (Squad TacticsTraining), Ranger 5K, Close Quarters Combat, MOUT (Military Operations in UrbanTerrain) Training, Grenade Assault Course, and Basic Rifle MarksmanshipCompetition.

Pershing Rifles

Pershing Rifles is the color guard and drill & ceremony club. Theyare very proud of their work and, in turn, work very hard to display our colorsand organization the very best they can. One of the traditions here at BGSU isthat before every basketball game, the color guard posts the colors. PershingRifles was formed to promote professionalism and fellowship. It is the onlyco-ed fraternity within ROTC. All university students are welcome, ROTCmembership isn't required. Every year, a trip is scheduled to meet with schoolsaround the region. At these meetings, the fraternity chapters get together tohave drill and ceremony competitions, discuss business, and socialize. They area strong, close-knit group with a desire to do well and have fun.

Royal Greens

The Royal Greens is a student organization sponsored by the Department ofMilitary Science. The primary focus of this club is to promote the relationshipbetween the community and its members with an emphasis on community service. Asa member of Royal Greens you will have the opportunity to participate incommunity service activities, leadership positions and social activities.Community service activities include Clothesline Project, Thanksgiving Baskets,the Skate Around (where the cadets treat kids from a local elementary schoolsto ice skating at our ice arena), and Big Brother/Sister.

Joint Military Ball and the Army & Air Force Games

Each year in the fall the Army and the Air Force join forces and conduct aformal military ball. All cadets and their dates or guests are dressed intheir best and strut their stuff. The military ball is a cadet planned,coordinated and executed event. The ball is the capstone of a week longcompetition of numerous intramural sports butting the top Army and Air Forcecadets against each other. 

Commissioning Ceremony

The first day of an officer is day of commissioning. Family andfriends celebrate the long and hard work of the cadet as he or she enters theProfession of Arms and graduation. A cadet’s loved one pins on theshoulder’s of the new Second Lieutenant the Bar of Gold and the new officerreceives the first salute from current or former enlisted member of the armedforces. The new officer accepts the duties and responsibility through apublic acknowledgement of the Oath of the Officer.

Joint Field Training Exercise (JFTX)

Each spring the cadets of BGSU join forces with 4 other colleges anduniversities cadets to conduct a premiere training event. Typically, thisJTX is held at Camp Atterbury, IN in April.