As you progress through your college and ROTC journey each year you will be exposed to different levels of military knowledge, assigned responsibilities within the program, put in different leadership positions, and fulfill certain expectations as a future Army Officer.
As a cadet, physical fitness, community service and training will become a major part of your development as a future leader. Within ROTC, you will find various opportunities for training and extra-curricular activities. A few examples of these are included below
- Becoming a paratrooper at Airborne School is a unique experience requiring special dedication and a desire to be challenged mentally and physically. This three-week course, also known as Basic Airborne Course, teaches Soldiers the techniques involved in parachuting from airplanes and landing safely. The final test includes a non-assisted jump. More info at www.goarmy.com.
- Air Assault
- U.S. Army Air Assault School is a 10-day course designed to prepare Soldiers for insertion, evacuation, and pathfinder missions that call for the use of multipurpose transportation and assault helicopters. Air Assault training focuses on the mastery of rappelling techniques and sling load procedures, skills that involve intense concentration and a commitment to safety and preparation. More info at www.goarmy.com
- Mountain Warfare
- AMWS provides tactical and technical training for mountain warfare and cold weather operations. More info at www.benning.army.mil/infantry/amws
- The Cultural Understanding & Language Proficiency (CULP) Program
- For Army ROTC Cadets, the world is their classroom. Every year hundreds of Cadets travel the globe, spending up to three weeks immersed in foreign cultures, learning more about how others around the world view the U.S. and, in the process, learning more about themselves. More info at http://www.cadetcommand.army.mil/culp/index.aspx
- Bataan Memorial Death March Team
- The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of the White Sands Missile Range. The memorial march is conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health, and, in many cases, their very lives. More info at http://bataanmarch.com/
- Army 10-Miller Team
- The Army 10-Miler is a race hosted annually in Washington D.C. where over 30,000 individuals come together to participate. More info at http://www.armytenmiler.com/.
- Color Guard Team
- The Fighting Miner Battalion Color Guard team, posts, presents and retires the Colors in a various events within UTEP and the community.
- Ranger Challenge
- A competition designed to challenge cadets both physically and mentally, this event consists of an Army Physical Fitness Test, Land Navigation Course, 35 lb. Ruck March, First Aid Obstacle Course, Disassembly/Reassembly of the M4 rifle, a Grenade Assault Course along with written exams over Patrolling, Land Navigation and First Aid.
- Push-Up Squad
- Cadets help cheer on the UTEP Football team every home game, and celebrate each touchdown doing push-ups on the football field in front of all Miner fans and spectators.