Saint Bonaventure University
The Ranger Challenge Competition is an opportunity for schools to

Annual Ranger Challenge Competition

The Ranger Challenge Competition is an opportunity for schools to "compete" with each other in various military tasks. In addition to a written examination where Cadets test their Army knowledge, there are physical fitness drills and field exercises. Cadets are shown here completing the 10km (6 mile) ruck-run.

“ ROTC at St. Bonaventure is enjoyable and rewarding. This program allows you to gain military experience and knowledge, while living the life of a typical college student. ”

James Corke,Chili, NY


After you graduate from college, you will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. Your career as an Officer will be just beginning, and you'll find a variety of interesting Officer career fields, called branches, in the Army. Once you choose your Army branch, you will embark on specialized training.

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Upon completion of Officer branch training and a first assignment, Army Officers may pursue additional specialized training and post-graduate education opportunities. You will most likely be assigned to advanced leadership positions and to staff positions. Also, you may develop doctrine, teach military tactics or serve as advisors.