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MSCI 445 - Ranger Challenge Preparation

1 hour
An eight week course conducted on campus at Alfred Fortin Villa (ROTC building) that provides hands-on experience in preparation for the intense and rigorous training of the Army Ranger Course. This course is available to enrolled Military Science cadets. Students learn military mountaineering skills, advanced land navigation skills, and advanced survival skills. The course also includes advanced and intense physical training. It concludes with a three-day regional competition at Marseilles Training Center in Marseilles, Illinois involving Army ROTC programs from up to 20 colleges and universities. Students may only be admitted after competing in the Army Physical Fitness Test. Students will be required to submit a written paper using the U.S. Army’s After Action Review (AAR) format in which they analyze the effectiveness of their pre-competition training and competition strategies in terms of the actual performance outcomes. They will also attend a breakfast seminar and participate in a roundtable discussion. Maximum enrollment is 22. Grading is pass/fail. Course can be taken maximum 4 times. Prerequisite(s): approval of the Department of Military Science. UG