University of Connecticut

“ Each semester Army ROTC organizes the University of Connecticut’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony. We do this in conjunction with Air Force ROTC. This is an annual event and is well attended by the entire University community. We also usually sponsor a 5 K run each semester, so we’re involved in the University community at large. During the Spring semester we hold an awards luncheon, and various organizations the cadet’s achievements ”

Gibinski, C., Haddam, Connecticut

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.

Cadets and UCONN Athletics Connection

This year cadets within the program were selected to be recognized for outstanding achievement within the program at the AAA Hartford Yard Goats baseball home opener. These cadets were brought onto the field and individually recognized for their outstanding commitment and performance as student/athlete/and leaders.

Each spring the ROTC corps of cadets organizes and conduct an FTX (field training exercise) the days are full of training, land navigation, squad tactics and leadership exercises, all under the watchful eye of our cadre. Last year we went to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and used their training facilities; this year, we’re doing a FTX with the University of Rhode Island and Providence College closer to home in Connecticut. With other schools we’ll meet cadets from other programs, which is a learning experience in itself.