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TASK FORCE DRAGON BATTALION

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“ As part of the TFD Ranger Challenge team we get to go beyond normal Cadet activities and push ourselves over the limit. We train hard to become the best of the best in the Battalion to represent the Drexel University ROTC Corps of Cadets during the annual 2nd Freedom Brigade Ranger Challenge competition exceeding the standards by becoming the Brigade Ranger Challenge Assault Course champions. ”

2LT Andrew D’Amelio, former Cadet Battalion Executive Officer, Team Captain for Ranger Challenge 2010,East Haddam, Connecticut

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 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 College Experience…

Cadets can participate in any number of activities. You can come out to physical fitness training sessions, rock-wall climbing, field training, rappelling, and Ranger Challenge (ROTC’s varsity sport). However, we also encourage our cadets to participate in as many university-sponsored varsity/intramural sports and student organizations as they reasonably can. We want our cadets to be active and well-rounded. Ultimately, we want our cadets to be exposed to as much of the “college experience” as possible.

Physical Fitness Training

Every week, Cadets participate in Physical Training on either Drexel’s orUPenn&rsquos campus. Cadets are challenged to push themselves to their physical limits – with both standardized military fitness drills, as well as challenging competitive sports. Physical Training usually centers on the Army Physical Fitness Test, which involves conducting as many pushups and sit ups in two minutes each, alongside a timed two mile run.

Military Ball

Twice a year, Cadets attend a Dining In/Dining Out or Military Ball.  This is an opportunity to learn Army social traditions, history and customs and courtesies.  These are fun events for Cadets to relax, foster camaraderie, and share memories.