Ram Battalion Offers Many Opportunities to Excel
In Army ROTC, it's not all classroom and field training. There are many opportunities for you to get to know your fellow cadets better and increase your skills in a variety of areas. Learn more about these events and activities below.
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.
The Fordham University Color Guard participates in numerous events throughout the academic school year. These events include:
New York City Thanksgiving Day Parade
New York City Veteran's Day Parade
Fordham University Football Games
Soldiers and Sailors Ball
New York City Professional Sports Teams:
· New York Giants (NFL)
· New York Islanders (NHL)
· New York Jets (NFL)
· New York Knicks (NBA)
· New York Liberty (WNBA)
· New York Mets (MLB)
· New York Rangers (NHL)
· New York Yankees (MLB)
Joint Field Training Exercise
During the spring semester, ROTC programs from surrounding schools train in a field environment designed to build comraderie between ROTC Programs.
Commissioning CeremonyEach 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 as well as the ceremonial "First Salute" tradition.