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Events and Activities


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.


An exciting and fun-filled 5k mud-crawling obstacle course designed to unleash your sense of adventure. The course is inspired by military training and designed by the WVU ROTC program. The race is open to individuals and teams, military or otherwise. Proceeds from the race benefit local military charities.

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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 Ranger Challenge competitions with stronger bonds and sharper skills.


The Color Guard team allows Army ROTC Cadets the opportunity to further develop skills. Cadets can take part in precision rifle movements and marching techniques that provide them with the outstanding traits of leadership, military bearing and discipline. Cadets present the nation’s colors to fans at WVU athletic events, as well as other events in the greater Morgantown area.


Throughout the semester students make a life-changing decision and take an oath to become a member of the Army ROTC program. As one Cadet stated, “I like knowing that I have accepted the challenge of protecting and serving my country.”


Each semester Cadets are recognized for their outstanding achievements in academics, physical training, camp participation, and other events inspiring pride and friendly competition for future events.


During the three commissioning ceremonies throughout the year, Cadets are commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the Army National Guard, the Army Reserves, or active duty Army. This is the beginning of their next exciting step in their career.


Scabbard and Blade is a national military honor society founded during the school year 1904-1905 at the University of Wisconsin by five senior officers in the Cadet Corps. The growth has been steady in members and companies throughout history in colleges and universities which have the Reserve Officer Training Corps.