Norfolk State University
Cadets compete on obstacle course

Rope Wall on obstacle course

Cadets compete on obstacle course

“ We do the kinds of things that you see on TV. Rappelling, obstacle course, weapons training –it’s been a lot of fun, plus I am learning how to be a better leader and follower. ”

Darryl S. , Dallas, TX


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.

Obstacle Course

Each semester, cadets are taken on a Field Training Exercise (FTX), where the will train on land navigation, patrolling, obstacle course and the Field Leadership Reaction Course (FLRC).