Carson-Newman College

Airborne graduates


“ There are various school within the Army that ROTC cadets have the opportunity to attend, some of these schools that our cadets have attended are airborne, air assault, and mountain warfare training schools. While in ROTC, cadets are trained how to use weapons, how to navigate, landmarks, how to apply first aid, how to repel and how to survive in various situations. All ROTC cadets are required to attend and pass Warrior Forge where they are evaluated on their leadership skills. ROTC cadets are trained to conduct infantry missions and to know the roles of each squad member. ROTC nursing cadets have the opportunity to attend a nurse summer training program (NSTP) at selected Army medical centers. ”

Heather Alsup,Somerset, Ky


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.

Welcoming back those who spent their summer at airborne

Each summer a few select cadets receive the opportunity to go to specialty schools such as airborne, air assault, mountain warfare, and flightschool.