University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Leadership Labs


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.


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.

Leadership Labs

Every Thursday during the semester cadets from the Mountain Ranger Battalion conducts training that varies from Individual Movement Technique (IMT), Field Leader Reaction Course (FLRC), Combat Water Survival Training (CWST) and Basic Infantry Tactic. These training prepare the cadets to successfully negotiate the Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC) conducted in Fort Lewis, Washington.

Commissioning Ceremony

Commissioning Ceremony is the final stage in the ROTC process. This is the point when cadets make the transition to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.