The University of Texas at Austin
Longhorn Battalion provides entertainment and information during Gone to Texas festivities

Army ROTC cadre and cadets setup information stand on West Mall

Longhorn Battalion provides entertainment and information during Gone to Texas festivities

“ Being a part of ROTC is one of the most rewarding and best experiences I have had in my life. Not only do you learn about leadership but also about yourself. You meet people who are just like you and make great friends. It& #8217;s a great way for a big college to seem smaller. ”

Alex Vane, Austin, 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.

Bataan Memorial Death March

The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging 26.2-milemarch through the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range,N.M. This memorial march is conducted in honor of the heroic servicemembers who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II,sacrificing their freedom, health and, in many cases, their verylives.  Cadets train as a team for several months in their spare time toprepare for the event.  The event usually hosts 4,000 competitors from allover the world.

Intramural Sports

Longhorn cadets can take part in Intramural (IM) sports to includebasketball, volleyball, flag football, soccer, softball and a number of othersports.  Cadets can volunteer to compete in any IM sports team

Socials

Longhorn cadets take part in many social events throughout the year. Among these are cook-outs on the weekends, tail-gating parties at UT footballgames, and an annual Military Ball that cadets participate in.