University of Virginia

Ranger Challenge Team


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.

Cavalier Battalion Triathlon Team

The triathlon team competes against the Navy and Air Force ROTC teams during the military weekend. The events include pull-ups/flex arm hang, pushups, sit-ups, 5k run and 200 meter swim.

Cavalier Battalion Color Guard

The color guard unit consists of cadets and midshipmen from Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC. During each school year cadets the present the national, state, school, and ROTC colors at reviews, formal occasions, and university sporting events.

Mosby’s Rangers

Members of this special training group must pass qualifying standards in physical fitness and technical skills. They pursue outdoor-oriented training such as rappelling at Raven's Roost, land navigation, first aid, and water survival exercises. The Mosby's also plan an extra field training exercise each semester, which in the past has included force-on-force paintball operations.