NC A&T State University
Ranger Challenge members negotiate the obstacle course

Obstacle Course

Ranger Challenge members negotiate the obstacle course

“ ROTC enhances my leadership skills as a nurse and a Soldier while keeping me financially stable ”

Justin Spears,Dunn, NC


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.


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.


The question is "Are You Tough Enough"?

Ranger Challenge is the varsity sport of ROTC. It is both mentally andphysically demanding.  The Ranger Challenge team is required to havebetween 8 to 10 cadets in order to compete. All cadets are eligible to try outfor the team, men and women, scholarship and non-scholarship cadets in allyears of Military Science. What is really required to be on the RangerChallenge team is desire, commitment to the team, and as the name implies, thewillingness to go further then you ever thought you could. Competition eventsinclude:

  • Basic Rifle Marksmanship
  • Land Navigation
  • Map reading written exam
  • The Army Physical Fitness Test
  • Commander's Special Event
  • Hand Grenade Assault Course 
  • Obstacle Course
  • 10-Kilometer forced road march

Training for competition includes rigorous physical fitness workouts,informational classes on various elements of map reading, and a weekend FieldTraining Exercise where rifle marksmanship, land navigation, and other skillsare practiced. The faint at heart need not apply  HOOAH!

Color Guard

AGGIE Battalion cadets have the honor of presenting the National Colorsduring home football games and other ceremonies at their various campuses.

Blue & Gold Platoon

The Blue & Gold platoon is made up of AGGIE battalion cadets whoexemplify military bearing, and discipline through their execution of drill andceremonies. The Blue & Gold Platoon represents the Aggie Battalion duringthe annual NC A&T Homecoming Parade, the Veteran's Day Ceremony and otherceremonies throughout the academic year. 

Varsity Athletics & Campus Organizations


ROTC cadets are leaders on their various campuses. Many of our cadets playvarsity athletics, hold student offices, or participate in student clubs.Participation in Student Government, Greek Organizations, Clubs, and VarsitySports are highly encouraged for AGGIE Cadets.

National Society of Pershing Angels

Motto:  "To foster the spirit of friendship and cooperationamong the women in the military department, and to maintain a highly efficientdrill company."

Learn more aboutthe Pershing Angels here

P/R Company N-4 National Society of Pershing Rifles

"The purpose of the National Society of Pershing Rifles is todevelop, to the highest degree possible, outstanding traits of leadership,military science, military bearing, and discipline within the framework of amilitary oriented, honorary fraternity."
—General of the Armies John J. Pershing

North Carolina A&T is home of Pershing Rifle Company N-4

Learn more aboutthe Pershing Rifles here