Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Cadet Jacob S. shoots the 9mm during the marksmanship event of the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency.

German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency

Cadet Jacob S. shoots the 9mm during the marksmanship event of the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency.

“ I loved doing Ranger Challenge and the German Armed Forces Badge because it brought us closer as group due to our training and tested all our skills. ”

CDT Jason R, Killeen, TX

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" witheach other completing military tasks. In addition to a written examinationwhere Cadets test their Army knowledge, there are physical fitness drills andfield exercises. Battalions leave a Ranger Challenge with stronger bonds andsharper skills.

German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency

The GAFPB is a multi-day competition. It consists of track and field,swimming, marksmanship, and road-march events. Competitors will be able toqualify for one of three different badges; gold, silver, or bronze. Both trackand field and swimming events are a pass/fail basis only. Failure of any ofthese events will result in removal from the competition. The marksmanship androad-march events will determine which badge the competitor will earn.