Purdue University
Rifle Team is just one of the extracurricular clubs that cadets can participate in during the school year. Other clubs include AUSA, Ranger Club, and Drill Team.

2006 Rifle Team cadets

Rifle Team is just one of the extracurricular clubs that cadets can participate in during the school year. Other clubs include AUSA, Ranger Club, and Drill Team.

“ There are many activities to participate in besides the weekly lab and PT. Many of us go to the annual Army-Navy Game at Annapolis or West Point. The Drill Team makes trips to different schools and goes to Mardi Gras annually. These are the things that really build friendships. ”

Kate A.,Chicago, IL

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.

Commissioning Ceremony

Each year several of the MSIV (senior) cadets are commissioned into theUnited States Army, United States Army Reserve, or United States Army NationalGuard as officers with the rank of second lieutenant.   Family andother distinguished guests are a part of this ceremony.

Summer Training

Each summer cadets have the opportunity to participate in extratraining.  This includes US Army Airborne School, Air Assault School, andNorthern Warfare School.  MSIII (junior) cadets are required to attend theLeader Development and Assessment Course at Ft. Lewis before they progress totheir MSIV year.  This is the only required summer training during theentire ROTC program.