Shippensburg University
Ranger Challenge cadets carry this log throughout the obstacle course during their competition. The log carry is an addition to the obstacle course that the cadets were unaware of prior to the event. Cadets had to carry the log to each obstacle in the course, put it down, complete the obstacle, go back and get it and continue to the next obstacle. Failure to carry the log throughout the course resulted in time penalties.

Commander’s Challenge during the obstacle course.

Ranger Challenge cadets carry this log throughout the obstacle course during their competition. The log carry is an addition to the obstacle course that the cadets were unaware of prior to the event. Cadets had to carry the log to each obstacle in the course, put it down, complete the obstacle, go back and get it and continue to the next obstacle. Failure to carry the log throughout the course resulted in time penalties.

“ ROTC is a one of a kind experience. It is unlike any other college class you will ever take. It is fun and exciting to accomplish different obstacles working as a team. You learn to rely on others for their strengths and they learn to rely on you for yours. Cadets are always found together, even outside of ROTC events. That is what makes ROTC so great; always being members of a team and always being able to count on one another. ”

2LT Schartiger, Kayla,Addison, Pennsylvania

See how interesting college can be when you're a part of Army ROTC. You'll be a college student first and foremost, just like the rest of the student body, but there's a key difference: you'll have even more opportunities to succeed.

These opportunities include Field Training Exercises (FTXs) in the spring and fall where Cadets build their teamwork and leadership skills. Cadets also participate in Physical Training (PT) on a regular basis to keep up their strength and endurance.

In addition, each battalion has its own unique calendar of events and activities.

Learn more about Events and Activities

Being part of the Shippensburg Raider Battalion

Being part of the Ship Raider Battalionis a unique experience. The cadets are made up of a variety of people with manydifferent interests and backgrounds. Ship has cadets from several differentstates and even different countries. Ship cadets have a variety of majors,minors, sports involvement, Greek life involvement, club involvement, honorsociety involvement, and civilian employment. Some cadets are SMP cadets,serving with either the Army Reserves or PA Army National Guard. The diversityof the cadets in the program makes the program very rewarding. Not only arecadets learning about leadership and the Army, they are learning how to dealwith individuals who are different than them, which is a great asset to learnearly on in the military.

A wealth of experience in the Ship Raider Battalion

The Ship Raider Battalion has many priorservice cadets as well as SMP cadets. Cadets from the Raider Battalion havebeen deployed to Iraq, Kosovo, and Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. Several cadets have also been activated for homeland security. These cadets arean invaluable asset to the program and are often involved in the training ofother cadets. In addition the experience of the cadre, the Ship RaiderBattalion has the experience of enlisted privates, specialists, and NCOs to aidin their preparation and training to become an officer.