Ranger Challenge is an extracurricular club where cadets compete at the annual Ranger Challenge competition at Camp Pendleton, CA. During the train up cadets undergo brutal physical training and learn technical tasks that push them physically and mentally. Those cadets who make the team compete in the November competition against six other ROTC programs in hopes of being crowned champions of Task Force Aztec.
During the Ranger Challenge event cadets from the Aztec Battalion competed in various events that tested their endurance and mental focus. Among the events were a modified Army Physical Fitness test, Navigation and movement, rope bridge, grenade assault course, map reading, LRC, First aid, situation report, 10km road march, and a commander’s challenge event. The Aztec Battalion sent 2 teams of 9 to compete in the competition with 1 alternate each. The two teams finished 4th and 5th respectively at the competition. Ranger Challenge takes place during Fall Semesters but training is mandatory throughout the school year.