FIGHTING SAINTS BATTALION
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On November 6, 2011 several Cadets from the Fighting Saints Battalion participated in a parade of remembrance for all of the veterans who have served our country. The parade took place at the St. Cloud Veteran Affairs hospital and ended at St. Cloud Apollo high school.

Fighting Saints during the 2011 Veterans Days Parade

On November 6, 2011 several Cadets from the Fighting Saints Battalion participated in a parade of remembrance for all of the veterans who have served our country. The parade took place at the St. Cloud Veteran Affairs hospital and ended at St. Cloud Apollo high school.

“ ROTC has afforded me with the opportunity to participate in events like Ranger Challenge and be on a medal winning Bataan team. It has also allowed me to participate in training like Air Assault School. It has helped me become the leader that I wanted to be. ”

Cadet Christopher Boisjoli,Saint Cloud, MN

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.

The Fighting Saints Battalion has events and activities that take place all year long, learn about them here.

Each spring several cadets are commissioned into the United States Army during ceremonies held at Saint John’s University and St. Cloud State University. Families, friends, Universities Officials and other distinguished guests take part in the commissioning as well as the ceremonial staff.

The FTX is ROTC's most demanding training tool. One weekend a semester is reserved for the Battalion to train at Camp Ripley where the student is completely immersed in an Army-style training environment. FTX's are meant to simulate the conditions that MSIII's will face at the Leader Development and Assessment Course at Ft. Lewis, Washington.

About once a month all cadets participate in outdoor training activities and involve skills that are best taught outside a classroom environment, such as terrain walks to improve land navigation, squad tactics, and survival training.