Missouri State University’s Bear Battalion claimed first place at the annual Taskforce Leonard Wood ROTC “Ranger Challenge” last fall.
The competition was spread over a 15-mile course through rough terrain and included several physical, technical and knowledge-based tests. Those tests included an obstacle course, land navigation with a map and compass, weapons assembly and disassembly, survival skills, and military knowledge and doctrine.
The purpose of the competition is to provide cadets with a challenging team-building event.
These team-building and personal growth objectives directly relate to the core purposes of Missouri State’s ROTC program, which includes teaching young men and women to be leaders and solve complex problems.