Oregon State University
Paintball is a fun way to put your tactical skill to the test. That big paint stain on your uniform tells you that you have work to do!

A cadet conceals himself in the forest while playing paintball.

Paintball is a fun way to put your tactical skill to the test. That big paint stain on your uniform tells you that you have work to do!

“ Getting involved with any of the extra-circular activity in ROTC is an investment in your experiences. Not-only have I been able to develop strong relationships with my peers through my involvement with Ranger Challenge but it was through such activities that as a young cadet that I could glean additional knowledge of myself. ”

Cadet Matt Mellinger,Tualatin, Oregon

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.

Field Training Exercises (FTX)

Each winter and spring all of the cadets come together for a weekend todemonstrate what they have learned over the term.  During the Spring FTXboth Oregon State University and University of Oregon come together to help oneanother learn (plus of course there is a little of competition between thetwo.)  

Military Ball

Every year the senior cadets put together a military ball for everyone inthe Beaver Battalion, along with their invited guests.  There is alwaysgreat food, socializing, guest speakers, dancing and fun!   Don’tmiss the cadet skits where cadets poke fun at the ROTC Cadre!

Commissioning Ceremony

Every year our senior cadets are commissioned into the United StatesArmy.  After four hard years of work it finally pays off when you graduatecollege and receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant.  Each cadet beingcommissioned invites their family and friends to watch this momentousevent.  The neatest thing about the commissioning ceremony is that ROTCcaters to the Commissionees-- it is their day!