Ohio University
Most cadets are involved in at least one activity inside ROTC. These activities may include Ranger Challenge, the Color Guard, the Red Leg Society, or intramural sports.

One of two Ranger Challenge Teams

Most cadets are involved in at least one activity inside ROTC. These activities may include Ranger Challenge, the Color Guard, the Red Leg Society, or intramural sports.

Ohio University provides some of the best training in ROTC. The trainingprogram starts with our MS IVs. The MS IVs run the Bobcat Battalion and trainthe underclassmen. The cadets are responsible for all training from start tofinish. The cadre act as advisors and mentor the seniors on their duties. Thisprocess is very different from most ROTC battalions. The program also hasmultiple resources for our use in training. The program has 272 acres 5 minutesfrom campus. The Bobcat Battalion uses this area for land navigation training,the Field Leadership Reaction Course, paintball training, and a Hand GrenadeAssault Course. The school is also within 20 minutes of 2 other land navigationsites and a rifle range. For Physical Training (PT) the battalion has access tomultiple locations to conduct our morning training to include the track, theConvocation Center, the aquatic center, and the Ping Student Center. Alsolocated near the university is a 17 mile running trail.

Battalion History

In the last five years, the Bobcat Battalion has exceeded the standard forthe Brigade and nationally. Our cadets have averaged over 50% Excellents atLDAC, and close to 50% in the Recondo Badge. This year’ s LDAC class finishedsecond in the nation in the Army Physical Fitness Test at LDAC.

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