JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Leaders of the 8th Brigade, U.S. Army Cadet Command (ROTC) will be hosting 33 ROTC cadet teams during its inaugural Ranger Challenge Competition Thursday through Saturday at JBLM.
The three-day competition begins with the opening ceremony Thursday evening, with the actual competition starting Friday morning. During the competition 33 teams from ROTC battalions representing Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, California, Hawaii, and Guam will compete in events designed to test their war fighter skills, their physical strength, and their mental toughness.
The winning team will represent 8th Brigade at the Sandhurst competition in April at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Sandhurst is an international competition consisting of the top ROTC teams across the U.S., the Service Academies, and the top teams from other countries. Brigade officials have mirrored their competition after Sandhurst to ensure that the best team is selected, and to better prepare the team for the competition in April.
Listed below is a breakdown of some of the events:
- Opening Ceremony, In Brief (French Theater), 7 p.m.
- Obstacle Course (JBLM Lewis North) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Rappel Site (JBLM Lewis North) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Foot March (Start and Finish at Bldg D1132 on JBLM Lewis North) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Award Ceremony (French Theater) 7 p.m.