Iowa State University
Part of our Field Training Exercises (FTX) our Cadets take on the Obstacle Course. The Weaver is one of those obstacles that they have to try to complete. Here they are waiting for their turn to tackle the obstacle in which you have to alternate going over and under the logs.

Cadets on an Obstacle Course

Part of our Field Training Exercises (FTX) our Cadets take on the Obstacle Course. The Weaver is one of those obstacles that they have to try to complete. Here they are waiting for their turn to tackle the obstacle in which you have to alternate going over and under the logs.

“ The Army ROTC program at Iowa State University provides an excellent opportunity for students and contracted cadets to participate in Army activities while still attending college. With this unique opportunity comes camaraderie among fellow cadets and a highly committed cadre. From the time a cadet comes into the program to the time he or she leaves as a second lieutenant upon graduation, the process is about developing leadership skills. ”

Nicholas H., Muscatine, IA

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.

Color Guard

<p>It is a great honor for cadets to participate as the Color Guard for sporting and other events on the campuses.  Frequent events include ISU football & basketball games, Drake Relays and military appreciation events.  (And cadets are usually allowed to be on the field/court or provided great seats for the sporting events they support!)</p>