St. John's University
Every year before Thanksgiving, St. John’s University ROTC plays Hofstra University ROTC in the Turkey Bowl football game, where cadets build camaraderie through football. The game is hosted school of the previous year’s winner.

St. John’s Cadets play Hofstra Cadets once again in the annual Turkey Bowl.

Every year before Thanksgiving, St. John’s University ROTC plays Hofstra University ROTC in the Turkey Bowl football game, where cadets build camaraderie through football. The game is hosted school of the previous year’s winner.

“ The unique extracurricular opportunities SJU ROTC provides makes me enjoy ROTC so much more. ”

CDT Aidan O’NeillBoston, MA.

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.

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.

Color Guard

Color guard cadets have the chance to participate in both St. John’s and New York City events such as sporting events or parades as part of the Red Storm Battalion. Cadets have the opportunity to join the SJU ROTC color guard team and enhance their drill and ceremony skills.

Intramural Sports

The SJU ROTC Battalion has several year-round intramural teams that compete against other team at St. John’s University.