To develop its cadet’s character, knowledge, and physical fitness in order to create exceptional leaders for the Nittany Lion Battalion and the U.S. Army.
What We Do
Ranger club offers a plethora of advantages to its members. Many reap the benefits of increased and diverse training that you normally don’t get in the NLB. Our cadets are able to use this training it to further develop themselves as exceptional leaders for the United States Army. The math is simple – the normal AROTC week dictates 5 hours of training per 5 day work week, while cadets in the volunteer for 11 hours of training each week (PT + Labs). Throughout the year Ranger Club cadets conduct night missions, more vigorous physical training program with more leadership opportunities, held more often, longer, is more challenging and includes scheduled days of Pool PT, Combat Oriented PT, Teamwork PT and Sports PT, paintball events, additional STX lanes, obstacle course practice, team building/cohesion exercises, and many military skills training events i.e learning how to fire the AT4 Rocket Launcher, setup claymores, operate military radios, climb ropes, FAST rope techniques, rappelling, one rope bridge water crossings, ruck marches and more.
Joining the Ranger Club will also help you out if you aspire to make the Ranger Challenge Team during the fall semester, which represents the NLB in the Brigade’s Ranger Challenge Competition and possibly internationally recognized Sandhurst Competition in the spring. In addition to all of this, you will advance your standing as an ROTC cadet, not only within the Nittany Lion Battalion but in your class’s official Cadet Command Order Merritt List (OML). And finally, you will be training with some of the most motivated cadets found at Penn State who strive to be the best every day.
PT: Monday-Friday 0530 – 0700
Lab: Tuesday 1615 – 1800