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The ROTC Ranger Challenge promotes tough mental and physical competition, enhances leader development, develops team cohesion, and develops healthy competition among the battalions.

Ranger Challenge

The ROTC Ranger Challenge promotes tough mental and physical competition, enhances leader development, develops team cohesion, and develops healthy competition among the battalions.

“ One of the highlights of my ROTC experience has been winning the Ranger Challenge Regional competition of 2009. Our team strove to prove the strength and resilience of the Dons Battalion. ”

CDT Darius Chen, Huntington Beach, CA

See how interesting college can be when you're a part of Army ROTC. You'll be a college student first and foremost, just like the rest of the student body, but there's a key difference: you'll have even more opportunities to succeed.

These opportunities include Field Training Exercises (FTXs) in the spring and fall where Cadets build their teamwork and leadership skills. Cadets also participate in Physical Training (PT) on a regular basis to keep up their strength and endurance.

In addition, each battalion has its own unique calendar of events and activities.

Learn more about Events and Activities

Being a part of the Dons Battalion

The Dons Battalion is made up of a diverse group of individuals. Some of these individuals have done prior service in the military; others have no military experience at all. Joining the Dons Battalion will place you in the company of those who have been presidents of their student governments, captains of their varsity athletic teams or members of the National Honor Society. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, these individuals all have the common goal of becoming an officer of the United States Army.

Training to be a Future Leader in the United States Army

Here at the Dons Battalion we emphasize on the importance of training to the highest standard. Physical training is offered five days a week and pushes individuals to be exceptional, not average. A lab is conducted weekly for practical application of knowledge learned from theory Military Science classes. During labs, the cadets participate in training that is realistic to what they will experience at the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Our ROTC program trains students to be the successful leaders of tomorrow.