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Events & Activities

ROTC 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.

Sabre Arch

Military Ball
Cadets plan and conduct an annual Military Ball, and learn Army customs and traditions in the process. This is also another chance to practice detailed mission planning, and stresses the importance of rehearsals.


Spring Award

Spring Awards
At the end of the spring semester, cadets are formally awarded for all of their accomplishments from throughout the year.


2012 Rafting Action Pic

Bold Warrior Challenge
The Bold Warrior 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 the Bold Warrior Challenge with stronger bonds and sharper skills.


Pacers Color Guard

Color Guard
The Color Guard proudly serves the unit, participating universities, and the community at many different events. The Wabash Battalion Color Guard is present at all Rose-Hulman home football games.


2012 Commissionees

Commissioning Ceremony
The end of each Fall and Spring Semester bring Commissioning Ceremonies, where graduates formally receive their commission as an officer in the Army.  These are well attended by the faculty and staff, as well as the friends and family that have supported the cadet's along their chosen path to service as a commissioned officer.


Rock Wall

Field Training Exercises
Field Training Exercises give students an opportunity to explore and utilize the skills they have accumulated from class and lab exercises, as well as fostering an environment to socially and intellectually interact with peers from other institutions.


Road March

Norwegian Foot March
Cadets conduct a 30km ruck march near the University of Southern Indiana for an opportunity to win a foreign military award, the Norwegian Foot-March Skill Insignia, that may be worn on the Army Service Uniform.



German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge
An eight competition event testing their physical and military proficiency, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge competition allows cadets an opportunity to compete for a foreign military award that may be worn on the Army Service Uniform.