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FSC Cadets participate in the Ranger Challenge 10km march at Daytona Beach, FL.

Ranger Challenge

FSC Cadets participate in the Ranger Challenge 10km march at Daytona Beach, FL.

“ We do stuff in ROTC that most other college students never get to do. Rappelling, paint ball, shooting an M16, even eating MREs, are all things you don’t do in other classes. ”

Lauren S., Melbourne, FL


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.

Ranger Challenge Competition

Ranger Challenge is a competitive event consisting of several military andphysical skills and abilities. Cadets compete as a team against other ROTCdepartments.

Commissioning Ceremony

Each spring, the Army ROTC department has the honor and privilege ofcommissioning many of our cadets into the United States Army. This is theculmination of the cadets’ hard work and dedication and is a proud moment forthem, their family, and friends.

Turkey Trot 5K Run

Each fall, the FSC ROTC department sponsors a 5 kilometer run/walk for thelocal community as both an outreach and a find raiser for ROTC. The cadetsplan, organize, and run the event and each year is larger than the one before.While the event is a lot of work, it is also a lot of fun for both theparticipants and those working the race.

Summer Activities

Each year several Cadets are chosen to attend Airborne at Ft. Benning,Georgia and Air Assault School at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. In addition, othercadets participate in internships with Active Duty units during the summer.Other Cadets have gone to the United Kingdom to train with British Cadets andothers have attended training at the US Military Academy at West Point. Thereare multiple opportunities for additional training experiences to enhance one'smilitary and professional knowledge, challenge one's physical and mentalabilities, and become a better Cadet and Army Officer.

Charles R. Rubado Memorial Golf Scramble

In the Spring, the Moccasin Battalion hosts a golf scramble to generatefunds for the Cadet Battalion as well as for a scholarship fund at FloridaSouthern College to honor 2LT Charles R. Rubado, a 2004 graduate of FloridaSouthern College's ROTC program who was killed in Iraq. The Cadets , Cadre, andStaff of teh Battalion work hard to make this even a success year afteryear.