Siena College
Places 1st in rifle marksmanship out of twenty ROTC teams, competes in events like land navigation, hand grenade coarse, physical fitness, ruck-marching, leader reactionary course, and general knowledge.

Ranger Challenge Team

Places 1st in rifle marksmanship out of twenty ROTC teams, competes in events like land navigation, hand grenade coarse, physical fitness, ruck-marching, leader reactionary course, and general knowledge.

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.

Ranger Training

Part ofbecoming an Army Officer is challenging yourself beyond what you can do. Weinclude adventurous activities into our program allowing cadets to pushthemselves to the edge and beyond and to do things most Americans do not get todo. We rappel down a 40-foot tower, run through challenging confidence courses,conquer a Field Leadership Reaction Course, and learn how to survive in thewater.

Commissioning Ceremony

Each spring cadets are commission intothe United States Army during ceremonies held on each campus.  Families, friends, University Presidents, and other distinguished guests takepart in the commissioning ceremony. The ceremony is conducted in accordancewith a long standing Army tradition where newly commissioned officers are sworninto the service and have their gold second lieutenants’ bars pinned upon theiruniforms.

Field Training Exercise

The Mohawk Battalion conducts a FieldTraining Exercise (FTX) each term. The FTX provides the cadets an opportunityto demonstrate leadership, decision-making, and problem solving skills in atactical environment.  The design of the FTX is to conduct safe, fun andchallenging training for cadets at every level.  The basic course cadet'sfocus is on improving leadership skills, introducing basic soldier skills andimproving self-confidence/motivation through physically and mentally demandingtraining.