Campbell University
Campbell battalion competes against 19 other battalions for the title of best Ranger Challenge Team in the All American Brigade. Events in this activity range from an obstacle course to a hand grenade assault course. Over the last five years, Campbell Battalion has collected several event awards and consistently finished in the top three teams.

Members of the 2005 Ranger Challenge Team at Fort Pickett, VA moving to the next event

Campbell battalion competes against 19 other battalions for the title of best Ranger Challenge Team in the All American Brigade. Events in this activity range from an obstacle course to a hand grenade assault course. Over the last five years, Campbell Battalion has collected several event awards and consistently finished in the top three teams.

“ In ROTC, I have had the privilege of being a part of many activities and events to include, but not limited to: Ranger Challenge, JROTC Drill Meet, Color Guard, and the ROTC Inter-mural sports teams. My favorite activity is the Ranger Challenge competition, of which I have been a part for three years. Ranger Challenge represents the best, most rewarding parts of ROTC leadership and fitness. ”

Cadet Ian B. MacGregor,

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

The varsity level competition for ROTC, cadets are challenged to completemultiple assault courses, ruck marches, physical and mental challenges. Campbell battalion conducts annual tryouts selecting only the best members ofthe unit to compete against 30 other teams for the bragging rights in thebrigade.   Specifically, the Ranger Challenge team is CADETled.  Cadre function in support roles only.

 

Color Guard Ceremonies and Parades

A valued part of our ROTC program is our drill and ceremony unit known asthe Color Guard.  Each unit of hand selected, professional individualsgives their time to represent our battalion in parades, Veteran’s Dayobservances and sporting functions.  Cadets are honored to serve on thecolor guard and view it as one of the ways they support the community andsoldiers who paved the way for them.

 

Basic Rifle Marksmanship

Better known as BRM; Cadets get opportunities to fire M16A2 rifles at FortBragg Ranges.  Firing is focused on hitting stationary and pop-uptargets.  Cadets utilize these training opportunities to hone their skillsbehind real weapons.  During summer training cadets also get opportunitiesto fire automatic weapons and program Field Artillery rounds on knowntargets.