Eastern Michigan University
Cadets must also be able to swim and pass various water oriented events such as jumping from a three meter diving board blindfolded, swim ten yards with a combat load and rifle, and tread water for ten minutes.

Cadets attending the Combat Water Safety Course.

Cadets must also be able to swim and pass various water oriented events such as jumping from a three meter diving board blindfolded, swim ten yards with a combat load and rifle, and tread water for ten minutes.

“ Army ROTC at Eastern is a great experience, you can’t beat the training or the friends. Plus the character development that it provides can’t be found in any other college classroom. ”

Pearson, A., Findlay, 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.

Commissioning Ceremony

Each spring several cadets are commissioned into the United States Armyduring ceremonies held on each campus. Families, friends, University Presidentsand other distinguished guests take part in the commissioning.

Military Ball

The Military Ball is an annual cadet activity. The Ball is a formal eventfor cadets, cadre, alumni, family, and other prestigious guests. It is anexciting event which offers cadets an opportunity to formally socialize, meetpotential mentors, and listen to keynote speakers. Everyone is encouraged tobring a date!

Ranger Challenge

The purpose for Ranger Challenge Program is to challenge cadets in toughmental and physical competition, enhance leader development, develop teamcohesion, develop healthy competition among the battalions. Each year, topcadets from around the country gather to compete in Army ROTC's varsity sport:the ROTC Ranger Challenge. This voluntary competition offers outstandingteamwork training while demanding your best physical and mental efforts. Eventsinclude orienteering, in which teams use land navigation skills to find 40checkpoints over a four-square-mile course; and constructing a one-rope bridge,in which teams cross a 40-foot water obstacle using a single rope and plenty ofingenuity.

Other events include the grenade assault course or grenade throw (dependingon course availability), patrolling (option to administer written test); landnavigation will be limited to 4 hours in duration, M16 marksmanship (.22subcaliber device, .22 caliber rifle or air rifle, if 5.56mm ammunition orranges are unavailable), weapons disassembly and assembly (M60/M249 and M16),and a 10K road march.