Loyola University Maryland
Military Dining-in's allow Cadets and Cadre both to relax and have a fun time.

Cadets and Cadre taking a picture at a dining in.

Military Dining-in's allow Cadets and Cadre both to relax and have a fun time.

“ Last summer I hiked 40 miles of the Appalachian trail with three other cadets over the course of three days. Next summer we’re going back to hike 60 miles in three days. I would not have shared in this experience without ROTC. ”

Nolan D.,Bedford, NY

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.

ROTC Offers Many Opportunities to Excel

In Army ROTC, it's not all classroom and field training. There are many opportunities for you to get to know your fellow cadets better and increase your skills in a variety of areas. Learn more about these events and activities below.

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.

Commissioning Ceremony

Each spring several cadets are commissioned into the United States Army during ceremonies held on campus. Families, friends, University Presidents and other distinguished guests take part in the commissioning as well as the ceremonial "First Salute" tradition.