North Dakota State University


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.

Field Training Exercises

Every fall and spring, The Bison Battalion conducts field training exercises at Camp Ripley in Northern Minnesota.  During these exercises cadets take part in a variety of training, land navigation, basic rifle marksmanship, paintball, learning to build a bivouac site, all the while cadets are providing and learning vital leadership skills.