University of Arizona
Wildcat Battalion Drill team posts the colors (US flag, Army flag, State flag) at their annual Army Military Ball. At the end of the spring semester, cadets attend a formal Military Ball that brings together family, friends and cadre, it provides an opportunity to celebrate Army Traditions and build stronger bonds.

Wildcat Battalion Drill

Wildcat Battalion Drill team posts the colors (US flag, Army flag, State flag) at their annual Army Military Ball. At the end of the spring semester, cadets attend a formal Military Ball that brings together family, friends and cadre, it provides an opportunity to celebrate Army Traditions and build stronger bonds.

“ ROTC events and activities are fun and unique. You can be doing a variety of events like conducting land Navigation to being thrown off a 90 foot wall for rappelling. ”

Benjamin H., Dallas, 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.

CWST

Each semester the senior cadets administer the Army swim test and Combat Water Survival test to the underclassmen.  Cadre are on sire to ensure safety but the event is entirely planned and executed by the students.  Any cadets who ho not pass the test are enrolled in swim lessons for the duration of the semester.

Field Training Exercises

The Wildcat Battalion conducts a Field Training Exercise each spring and fall semester.  The Battalion deploys to Fort Huachuca in southern Arizona for 3 days.  Events include the Leaders Reaction Course, day and night land navigation, the obstacle and confidence course, automatic weapons fire familiarization, and a paint ball competition.

German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

In the spring semester, cadets compete to earn the coveted German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, an award they can wear on the cadet uniforms but also once they commission into the active military.  Through coordination with the German Army Liason at Fort Huachuca, the Battalion is able to present this foreign award to those cadets who complete the rigorous testing.

Commissioning Ceremony

The most important day in the career of a cadet is the commissioning ceremony.  After receiving their degrees, cadets receive their federal recognized commission in the Army and earn the rank of a Second Lieutenant.