Each year, top Cadets from around the country gather to compete in the Army ROTC's varsity sport: Ranger Challenge. This voluntary competition offers outstanding teamwork training while demanding your best physical and mental efforts. Events include orienteering, in which teams use land navigation skills to find 40 checkpoints over a four-square mile course; constructing a one-rope bridge, in which teams cross a 40-foot water obstacle using a single rope and plenty of ingenuity; weapons assembly, grenade assault, a ten kilometer ruck march, and an Army Physical Fitness Test. When this intensive 36-hour competition is over, every participant feels like a winner. The Watson's Rangers, our Ranger Challenge team, trains year-round in preparation for this event and also assists the MSIII's in preparation for Advance Camp.
Coppin's Color Guard presents our National colors at all home basketball games. In addition to their service to the Coppin community, the "Bear Battalion" color guard has had the privilege of performing at civic and athletic events throughout the state and surrounding areas.
Cadet Professional Development Training:
Cadet Professional Development Training (CPDT) offers Cadets the opportunity to train and further develop their officer potential at active Army installations all around the world. Programs such as Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT), Northern Warfare School, Basic Airborne Training, and Air Assault School, allow a Cadet to gain valuable experience that will be an asset in their future Army career.
ROCKS 5 Miler
Each year the Bear Battalion will select a handful of fit motivated Cadets to compete in this beautiful and scenic race. The race is named for General Roscoe Cartwright who initiated a national outreach program for mentoring and professional career development to ROTC students and others in pre-commissioning programs.