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“ ROTC has many clubs and events designed to be educational and fun; the Gator Guard Drill Team, the Gator Raiders and the Ranger Challenge Team. These clubs are the pride of the Fightn’Gator Battalion. ”

D. Shane Quinty, Saint Petersburg, Florida


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.


Raiders serves as the core source of small unit training and tactics for cadets at the University of Florida. While enhancing your warrior skills, involvement in Raiders will place you in an exclusive brotherhood of elite cadets, preparing you for a successful future as an officer in the US Army.