Nearly 130 Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from nine universities in Texas competed in the annual Central Texas region ROTC Ranger Challenge on Fort Hood over the weekend.
The Ranger Challenge Tab is the only individual qualification tab awarded exclusively to ROTC cadets. The tab is awarded to cadets who compete in regional ROTC Ranger Challenge competitions. The winners of regional competitions then move onto brigade-level competitions, hosted by the eight brigades of the U.S. Army Cadet Command. The brigade-level winning teams then compete in the annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition hosted by the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, which includes teams from West Point, the U.S. Naval and Air Force academies, eight ROTC squads and several teams from foreign military academies including Great Britain, Australia, Canada, Afghanistan and Chile.