Elizabeth City State University
Viking Battalion Cadets take staff rides annually. Staff rides will take Cadets to battlefields or to other historic sites wherein Cadets learn more about the history of their country.

Staff Rides

Viking Battalion Cadets take staff rides annually. Staff rides will take Cadets to battlefields or to other historic sites wherein Cadets learn more about the history of their country.

“ I enjoy ROTC for the environment and mindset it promotes. At the Viking Battalion, we move beyond teamwork to an familial environment—supporting each other to accomplish our mission at every possible moment. ”

Brittany Friend,Barrington, NH

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.

Staff Rides

The Viking Battalion conducts annual staff rides to historic sites to educate the Cadets about our nation’s history.  The Viking Battalion has previously visited Washington, D.C., Yorktown, Bentonville Battlefield, and others.

BBQ Events

Every year the Viking Battalion likes to take a load off and enjoy themselves in a relaxing, social environment.  Friends and family of the Viking Battalion are all invited whenever we host BBQs.  We BBQ on the front lawn and play sports.  It provides an excellent way for new Cadets and students to meet each other and make new friends.