Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Ranger Challenge Team

“ I feel that I’m beginning to get the hang of things, and I hope to follow the example of the upper classmen when I reach their position in the program. ”

James A., Manhasset, NY


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.

Commissioning Ceremony

Each spring cadets are commissioned as Second Lieutenants into the United States Army during ceremonies held on campus. Families, friends, the University President and other distinguished guests take part in the commissioning as well as the ceremonial " First Salute".