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The Military Ball serves as another training event for cadets to experience a formal military dining function, but also as a fun-filled night of camaraderie and socializing. Guests proceed through a receiving line where they are presented to the Senior cadre, the Cadet Battalion Commander, and the Guest Speaker. The evening begins with an invocation and toasts, along with speeches from the Cadet Battalion Commander and the Professor of Military Science, and is followed by dinner. After the formal portion of the evening is over, a saber arch is done for the graduating Seniors. The Senior cadets and their dates walk under a Color Guard Saber Arch as a final send-off. For the rest of the night, a DJ plays music for the cadets and guests.

Cadets and Dates at the Military Ball.

The Military Ball serves as another training event for cadets to experience a formal military dining function, but also as a fun-filled night of camaraderie and socializing. Guests proceed through a receiving line where they are presented to the Senior cadre, the Cadet Battalion Commander, and the Guest Speaker. The evening begins with an invocation and toasts, along with speeches from the Cadet Battalion Commander and the Professor of Military Science, and is followed by dinner. After the formal portion of the evening is over, a saber arch is done for the graduating Seniors. The Senior cadets and their dates walk under a Color Guard Saber Arch as a final send-off. For the rest of the night, a DJ plays music for the cadets and guests.

“ ROTC provides cadets a great social network as well. With events like our Annual Dining In & Military Ball, we develop a great camaraderie with cadre and other cadets. ”

Cadet Elizabeth Feste, Byron, IL

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.

Firing at the Range

The cadets of the Golden Eagle Battalion went to McMiller Sports Range inEagle, Wisconsin to conduct a day of Basic Rifle Marksmenship. Cadets learnedhow to zero their weapon and then qualified with the M16 rifle at 25 metertargets in both the prone supported and unsupported positions. 

ROTC Intramural Sports

The Golden Eagle Battalion has numerous opportunities for involvement inextracurricular sports. Every year, the battalion fields a men’s team forintramural football. In past years, a Female Volleyball team has also competedat Marquette. In the Spring Semester, Marquette sends Male and Femalebasketball teams to the University of Notre Dame to compete in a regional ROTCBasketball Tournament. Mens team finished 4th out of 41 teams, the Women's Team finished 2nd out of 16 teams.  Women's Team Captain Tiffany Bilderbackreceived the Most Valuable Player Award for the Women's Tournament.

Male and Female Teams also compete in a Tri-ROTC Football Tournament atMarquette, competing against teams from Air Force ROTC and NROTC.