Sam Houston State University
A cadet competes in a Ranger Challenge Competition which involves physical and technical challenges.

Ranger Challenge Competition

A cadet competes in a Ranger Challenge Competition which involves physical and technical challenges.

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 spring several cadets are commissioned into the United States Armyduring ceremonies held on each campus. Families, friends, University Presidentsand other distinguished guests take part in the commisioning ceremony. Cadetsearn their rank as a 2nd Lieutentant. Soon they will begin theircareer as an United States Army Officer. ...

University Athletic Events

The Bearkat Battalion is responsible for providing a Color Guard to presentthe American flag at most university sporting events. Cadets are also a part ofthe Cannon Crew. This exciting and very loud cannon can be heard at footballgames and other University events.

Field Training Exercises

Cadets often go out into the field to develop their leadership skills. Theyare often called upon to lead their peers to complete a mission in toughconditions. Army ROTC will teach you how to lead a small unit in the field, howto navigate using only a compass and a map, and how to operate the legendaryM-16 rifle.