Wake Forest University
Cadet life not only includes training but also opportunities to have fun with and learn about other cadets through the Mentorship Program.

Mentor groups provide a chance to relax and fun

Cadet life not only includes training but also opportunities to have fun with and learn about other cadets through the Mentorship Program.

“ Mentor groups give support to Cadets about everything from academics to PT. ”

CDT Lee, Kansas

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.

Ranger Challenge

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 Ranger Challenge with stronger bonds and sharper skills.

Mentorship Program

Cadets are organized into Mentor Groups, sometimes called “Buddy Groups” or “Ranger Families.” ; These groups provide new cadets with senior cadets who can mentor them in everything from academics to PT. ; Mentor Groups also help groups relax and commonly do social events outside of ROTC.

Holiday Reception

During the Holiday Reception, held in December before final exams, is an opportunity for the battalion to join together in a festive atmosphere and observe many age old traditions of the United States military.

Dining In/ Out

During the spring semester, the battalion holds a formal meal commonly known as a Dining In or Dining Out. The night begins with informal mingling before the reception line. Following the entrance into the dining room, the cadets and their dates enjoy a meal and finally a keynote speaker, usually a distinguished member of the armed services, makes a speech. The Dining In/Out further indoctrinates the cadets into the social atmosphere of the United States Army.

Commissioning Ceremony

Each spring several cadets are commissioned into the United States Army during ceremonies held on each campus. Families, friends, University Presidents and other distinguished guests take part in the commissioning.