Extra Curricular Activities
UNF's Ranger Challenge Team is a team that competes against other schools in a variety of physically and mentally challenging events. The 6th Brigade Ranger Challenge Competition, which typically takes place in February, is a two day competition with approximately 40 teams. Events have included: Day and night land navigation, written exams, the Army Physical Fitness Test, rope bridge, weapons assembly/disassembly, first aid scenarios, as well as other events. During day 2 of the competition, teams ruck march between events and cover well over 8 miles. Our RC Team has averaged over 300 on the APFT. Prior to the competition, the team practices five or more days a week with physical and technical training. RC is not for everyone, but those who survive the cut prove to be selfless individuals that place the team above themselves. The camaraderie, domain knowledge and physical toughness gained through RC are all extremely rewarding. In addition, team members improve their chances of getting a slot to Airborne or Air Assault School. Those individuals who desire to challenge themselves and to be a part of a team are encouraged to tryout each Fall.
The Color Guard presents our nation's colors when the national anthem is sung or played. Our team is often asked to present our nation's colors at events for our campus president, government events, and at events held by well known organizations. The benefits of being a member of Color Guard include accessionspoints,training in military discipline and bearing, and drill and ceremony. Our Cadets often go above and beyond to accomplish the missions put forth, making the Color Guard a highly regarded team in the ROTC program. In order to participate, you need to have dedication, display an understanding of drill and ceremony, and actively participate.
UNF's Drill Team is a fairly new team of cadets. Our main goal is to learn Army Drill and Ceremony while performing and representing our ROTC program. For those that are unfamiliar, Drill and Ceremony encompasses how Soldiers work as a unit in military marching movements. Drill teams also play a major role in how the military is perceived. They demonstrate teamwork through discipline and military bearing. Our Drill Team specifically learns unarmed regulation drill, armed regulation drill, and precision rifle spinning. We also learn how to lead platoon-sized elements. Becoming part of this team is an experience that will build confidence in any cadet regardless of MS year. For those who are new to the Company, the Drill Team would be a great way to understand military structure. Also, joining will be beneficial in gaining points towards accessions packets. No prior experience is necessary, but individuals must be committed and team oriented.