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State University's Army ROTC Ranger Company provides cadets with the
opportunity to further enhance the skills they acquire in military
science and leadership classes. The Ranger Company challenges cadets
physically and mentally through classroom and hands on applications
while allowing the cadets to gain confidence in themselves and their
leadership abilities. The Ranger Company focuses on the team concept
while preparing cadets for further leadership training.
Any student enrolled in a Murray State Military Science class,
with the exception of Military History, is eligible for membership in
the Ranger Company. Cadets who participate in Ranger Company must
present themselves in accordance with military standards, AR 670-1.
Ranger Challenge is a nationwide competition in several specified
events (10 kilometer road march, rope bridge, basic rifle marksmanship,
Army Physical Fitness Test, weapons assembly/disassembly, land
navigation, grenade assault course, and patrolling exam).
The team goes through up to six days of intense training per week
until the competition. It is open to all cadets who want to be a part
of a challenging, hard working team.The program will mentally and
physically challenge each participant in preparation for the brigade
competition. Cadets will concentrate on a variety of military skills
while preparing for the competitions. Those who complete the program
will be entitled to wear the coveted Ranger Challenge Tab.
Both male and female cadets compete in the Ranger Challenge. You
will represent Murray State University on a Ranger Challenge team. But
there are no half-times, no bands and no cheerleaders. You just keep
going and going until you’ve exhausted all your strength, and then you
go some more.
The MSU ROTC
Color Guard performs for a variety of events. This includes Murray State
athletics, graduation and local community events. The team consists of
5-6 cadets who practice different drill and ceremony techniques. Paying
attention to detail is very important. If you are very detail-oriented,
then the ROTC Color Guard is for you.