St. John's University
St Johns maintains a Color Guard team which performs at sports games and ceremonies. They perform both on and off campus at several universities and at Madison Square Garden.

Cadets perform Color Guard at a St Johns Soccer Game

St Johns maintains a Color Guard team which performs at sports games and ceremonies. They perform both on and off campus at several universities and at Madison Square Garden.

“ It feels good to give back to the city and show what type of people we really are. ”

CDT Brian Chang,Elmhurst, NY

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 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.

Combat Water Survival Training

Several times a semester, the cadets travel to the local YMCA for swim training.  This is a test of physical endurance as well as mental toughness.  Cadets participate in activities such as: the 10 minute swim, 5 minutes of treading water, 15M swim with a weapon, equipment ditch, and walking off a 10M high dive.  Cadets find this activity both fun, and challenging.

Commissioning Ceremony

As contracted cadets graduate in December, May, and August, they end their time as cadets and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army.  A formal ceremony is held in celebration, where junior cadets can come and congratulate their classmates on a job well done.