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Cadets have a variety of extra curricular groups and organizations that they can choose to join. Here the Queen’s Guard is rehearsing prior to providing the National Colors at a New Jersey Nets Basketball game.

Rutgers Cadets rehearse providing the National

Cadets have a variety of extra curricular groups and organizations that they can choose to join. Here the Queen’s Guard is rehearsing prior to providing the National Colors at a New Jersey Nets Basketball game.

“ I really enjoyed judging a Junior ROTC Drill competition, it felt good to be a role model for those coming after us. ”

Scarlet Knight Battalion Cadet, 

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.

Queen’s Guard

The Rutger’s Queen’s Guard is a Drill And Ceremony organization with a long and distinguished history.  At it’s peak it was nationally ranked in DrillCompetition and performed trick drill exhibitions overseas in Scotland and London.  The organization is run by Scarlet Knight Cadets and performs Honor Guard Ceremonies at Rutger’s sporting events, NJ Nets games, New Brunswick Veteran’s Day Parades and ROTC functions.

Ranger Challenge and Ranger Club

The Scarlet Knight Ranger Organization fields a team every Fall to competein the Brigade Ranger Challenge Competition against 18 other schools in theregion.  Events include: a physical fitness test, obstacle course, land navigation course, engagement skills trainer, rope bridge, weapons assembly,patrolling exam and 12 mile ruck march.  The Ranger Club organizes additional training events for Cadets interested in Infantry tactics,techniques and procedures.

Commissioning Ceremony

Every Spring the Battalion holds a formal Commissioning ceremony where graduates take the Oath and have their 2nd Lieutenant Rank pinnedon.  This is a time honored tradition where Cadets are initiated into distinguished lineage and heritage of the United States Army Officer Corps.