University of Maryland
UMD cadets present the colors at a Maryland football game.

UMD cadets present the colors at a Maryland football game.

“ Being a productive member of the community is very important to me. As a member of ROTC I have received the chance to work in the community as a mentor. ”

Anthony Cannamela, Odenton, MD


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.

MSIV Staff Ride

Every year the MSIVs and the Professor of Military Science conduct a staff ride.  In the past, MSIVs have visited Gettysburg in Pennsylvania and Antietam in Maryland.

The Run Around Washington DC Mall

At the end of each semester, the Terrapin Battalion conducts a Battalion Run around the Washington DC Mall, taking a tour of the monuments.