Columbus State University
MS I’s and MS II’s are tested to work together as a team and accomplish the mission with the given material provided at each station.

Cadets participate in LRC

MS I’s and MS II’s are tested to work together as a team and accomplish the mission with the given material provided at each station.

“ We participate in a lot of community and college events throughout the year, keeping us completely busy but with fun stuff! ”

Leah Briscoe, 


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.

Training with paint balls

ROTC allows training to be a lot more realistic and fun by allowing the cadets to train with paint ball guns.  By using these to train, Cadets get a more realistic feeling of how to handle weapons as well as how to defend ones self.  The first thing that every individual is taught is safety first.  ROTC provides every individual with the proper safety gear and the weapon to enable the cadets to get beneficial training and still have a great time. 

Fund Raising for the Cougar Battalion

Every semester the fund raising committee for the Cougar Battalion organizes different events to raise money for the program.  Not only do they provide the organization with funds to be able to do extra activities, but they also have a great time doing it.  Some of the different events that the do are car washes, bake sales, raffle baskets and so on.  The Cougar Battalion uses these types of events as a time for everyone to get together and have fun by working together and hanging out.

Commissioning Ceremony

At the conclusion of every academic school year the Cougar Battalion commissions several cadets into the United States Army as a 2nd Lieutenants.  This is a very proud time for the college graduate, because they know that they not only received a major from Columbus State University, but they also received the honor of be a leader in our nation’s great armed forces. 


Leadership Training Camp Day is designed for cadets and students to participate in events on campus and to better familiarize their selves about what ROTC has to offer.

Training on Fort Benning, GA

Cadets have the opportunity to participate in several Obstacle Courses, jump out of the Airborne 34 ft mock tower, rappel from 60 ft towers, and train with different units and experience real live tactical scenarios.