Mississippi State University
During the semester the Bulldog Battalion conducts its open house event. During this event many local high schools get exposed to a day in the Bulldog Battalion. It is a very fun and exciting event with many events planned throughout the day.

Bulldog Battalion annual open house event

During the semester the Bulldog Battalion conducts its open house event. During this event many local high schools get exposed to a day in the Bulldog Battalion. It is a very fun and exciting event with many events planned throughout the day.

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.

Commissioning Ceremony

At the closing of each semester several cadets are commissioned into theUnited States Army during ceremonies held on each campus. Families, friends,University Presidents and other distinguished guests take part in thecommissioning as well as the ceremonial.

Basic Rifle Marksmanship Training

Each Fall all of our cadets have the opportunity to qualifying with theM16A2 rifle, which is the main small arms weapon for the individualsoldier.  During BRM you will learn the basic tools in zeroing, targeting,and shooting of the rifle.  You will also learn to break down the riflefor cleaning and how to troubleshoot the weapon in case of amalfunction.