Washington State University
Cadets have several opportunities to experience various military events and tradions.

Cadets gather for photo at annual Military Ball

Cadets have several opportunities to experience various military events and tradions.

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.

Air Rifle Competition Team

The Cougar Battalion Air Rifle Team trains on a weekly basis, focusing on the fundamentals of basic rifle marksmanship and fire arms safety. The team has a complete training routine.

Color Guard

The Cougar Battalion Color Guard is charged with the task of presenting the colors at Washington State University football games and other special events. Their season runs from September through December. As one of the most visible components of the Cougar Battalion, the guard is required to maintain an exceptional level of appearance and conduct when in front of people. Despite the added responsibility, those on the color guard all agree that the experience is well worth it and very enjoyable as well.

Come and experience the tradition.

There are many events that make up the ROTC experience.  We have everything from field training to formal dinners.