Teams at 2nd Brigade’s Ranger Challenge competition at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst 18-20 October, 2019. The Obstacle Course is one of eight events during the round-robin portion of the challenge. | Photo by Brenadine C. Humphrey, US Army Cadet Command Public Affairs

The U. S. Army Cadet Command Ranger Challenge is a demanding mental and physical team sport that puts Cadets through a grueling 2-day competition designed to enhance leader development, develop team cohesion, and to encourage healthy competition among the 274 Army ROTC Battalions. The Challenges take place over the Fall and Spring semesters, with each Brigade responsible for planning and executing their own concept that inspires excellence through rigorous physical and mental challenges that reflect the tempo, uncertainty and tasks of combat operations.

The Ranger Challenge has a long history in Army ROTC, and Cadets who compete and complete a Ranger Challenge earn the Ranger Challenge Tab. The Ranger Challenge Tab is the only United States Department of the Army individual qualification tab awarded exclusively to Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets, and approved by the Institute of Heraldry.

Each year, every Brigade in U. S. Army Cadet Command holds their Ranger Challenge competitions and, since 2019, each Brigade sends their top two teams to Sandhurst, the world’s premier international academy military skills competition held annually at West-Point.

This year, follow along with us as we track each Brigade’s Ranger Challenge and their  #RoadToSandhurst.

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1st Brigade - Spartan Brigade

Location: Fort Knox, Kentucky
Dates: 24-28 October, 2019
2018 Ranger Challenge Photos

2nd Brigade - Freedom Brigade

Location: Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakhurst, New Jersey
Dates: 18-20 October, 2019

This year 43 Army ROTC teams will compete for the title at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakhurst, in Burlington County, New Jersey. Additionally, 2nd Brigade’s Ranger Challenge hosts teams from the Marines, Coast Guard and Air Force at the annual competition – which features a night-time tug-of-war challenge.

2018 Ranger Challenge Photos


3rd Brigade - Black Hawk Brigade

Location:
Date: 1-3 November, 2019
2018 Ranger Challenge Photos

4th Brigade - All American Brigade

Location: Fort Pickett, Virginia
Date: 18-20 October, 2019
2018 Ranger Challenge Photos


5th Brigade - Apache Brigade

Location: Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Date: 1-3 November, 2019

6th Brigade - Titan Brigade

Location:
Date:

7th Brigade - Bold Warrior Brigade

Location: Fort Knox, Kentucky
Dates: 25-29 October, 2019
2018 Ranger Challenge Photos


8th Brigade - Viking Brigade

Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
Dates:
2018 Ranger Challenge Photos