Missouri State University

“ For me, the main strength of the ROTC program is in the way it causes you to step up and take responsibility for your actions. I have had to become a lot more organized to maintain a balance with a difficult academic load and ROTC. I am also grateful for those who have set an example to follow and mentored me along the way. ”

Cody A.,Versailles, MO

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.

Ranger Challenge

<p>Ranger Challenge is an opportunity for schools within the Brigade to“compete” with each other completing military tasks.  In addition towritten examinations where Cadets test their tactical Army knowledge, there arephysical fitness and practical military skills evaluations.  Battalionsleave a Ranger Challenge with stronger bonds and sharper skills.</p>

Pershing Rifles

<p>The National Society of Pershing Rifles gives Army ROTC Cadets and otherstudents the opportunity to develop to the highest degree possible. Members cantake part in precision rifle drill, cannon crew, and other teams that providethem with the outstanding traits of leadership, military bearing anddiscipline.</p>

Commissioning Ceremony

<p>Each spring Cadets are commissioned into the United States Army duringceremonies held on each campus.  Families, friends, University Presidents,and other distinguished guests take part in the commissioning as well as theceremonial “First Salute” tradition.</p>