The Army Color Guard provides an activity for cadets interested in developing skills in close order drill and building self confidence and discipline. Color Guard represents the Military Science Department by carrying the American, state and organization flags during the various ceremonies, such as graduation, memorial services, Arizona Cardinals football games and community events such as parades. The Color Guard also ensures the U.S. Army customs and courtesies with regard to the National Colors are observed by raising and lowering the flag with honors. Color Guard is also offered as a University club that supports the ideals of patriotism, honor and respect for our nation and the worldwide symbol of freedom: the flag of the United States of America.
Ranger Challenge is an intercollegiate "extreme" sport which pits nine member teams against each other in local, regional, national and international competition. The sport requires both physical and intellectual dexterity to successfully accomplish all the required tasks. Students undergo extensive physical training, weapons training and hands-on common skill training in preparation for competition with other ROTC battalions throughout the region at the ranger challenge competition.
Training includes push-ups, sit-ups, and 2-mile running events, rope bridge, marksmanship, tactical assault course, assembly and disassembly of standard arms, land navigation with map and compass, tactical patrol orders and operations, and 6-mile road march with field gear.
Army ROTC cadets and cadre compete in many intramural sports include flashball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, floor hockey, softball, and more.
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