University of Houston

“ I want to become an officer in the army to help in leading our nation in success…my entire family for the past two generations has been involved in the military. I will be the first officer and college graduate. ”

Baca, E. , Pearland, TX


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.

Commissioning Ceremony

Each spring, summer and fall cadets are commissioned as officers in the USArmy through a formal commissioning ceremony.  Family and friends areinvited to attend this memorable moment in the life of a cadet and activelytake part in the ceremony.  The ceremonial “First Salute” is observed as apart of the ceremony.

Ranger Challenge

The Ranger Challenge Team is seen by cadets as the "varsity" sport of ROTC. It allows the most physically fit cadets to compete as a team against other Ranger Challenge teams from other schools.Ranger Challenge teams from other schools "compete" with each other completing a variety of military tasks to include: a written examination, physical fitness drills, land navigation and field exercises in a 36-hour long competition event. Cadets leave Ranger Challenge with stronger bonds and sharper skills.

Color Guard

The Houston Army ROTC Color Guard performs at a variety of local events.These events include University of Houston football games and graduationceremonies as well as supporting other local events when called upon. Our ColorGuard is available for various local civic events, and is available for localsports teams. For more information, call Houston Army ROTC, 713-743-3879.