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TAR HEEL BATTALION

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Our Cadets have opportunities for participating in optional training activities such as Ranger Challenge, Airborne School, Air Assault School, and Color Guard.

Unique Opportunities

Our Cadets have opportunities for participating in optional training activities such as Ranger Challenge, Airborne School, Air Assault School, and Color Guard.

“ The things I like best about our program are the training and the people. No other classes allow me to fire automatic weapons, teach to live in the field, and send me to exotic places in the summer. The other cadets are driven people and fun to hang around, and the cadre are some of the most interesting people I've ever met. ”

Cadet Daniel Nichols, Denver, North Carolina

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.

We Offer Many Opportunities You Won’t Find Anywhere Else On campus

When you’re a Cadet in the UNC Army ROTC Program, it's not all classroom and field training. There are many opportunities for you to get to know your fellow cadets better, increase your skills in a variety of areas, and have some extra fun.

 

Optional Training Events

The Ranger Challenge is an opportunity for schools to "compete" witheach other completing military tasks. In addition to a written examination where Cadets test their Army knowledge, there are physical fitness drills and field exercises. The Tar Heel Battalion teams traditionally place at the top inthe competition each year.

Each fall during the week before classes start, we sponsor Move In Week where new and returning Cadets can move into their dorms early (and beat themad rush!) and participate in Adventure Training, with lots of free food provided! 

 

Volunteer Activities

As a Cadet, you can volunteer to participate in some of our extracurricular events that gain you free access to college and professional sporting and other interesting (and fun!) events. Our Color Guard performs at UNC football and basketball games, NBA basketball games, and other public functions during the school year. We also form Usher Teams that work at UNC home football games to earn money to make our social events free of charge for cadets. And we sponsor a community-service activity each month that gives back to the community that supports us so well all year long. 

Social and Other Events

Each fall, the Tar Heel Battalion hosts a Dining In, where we share a meal, Army traditions, and poke fun at each other. In the winter, we put on the Military Ball and bring our spouses or “significant others” in to share in the fun. And each spring, on the day before Commencement, we host the Commissioning Ceremony wher all of our graduating Lieutenants are commissioned in to the US Army in front of their friends and families.