Fort McCoy News Nov. 25, 2016

Army cadets compete during ROTC Ranger Challenge

An Army ROTC cadet team takes off from the starting line during an event in the U.S. Army Cadet Command’s 3rd Brigade 2016 Ranger Challenge competition at Fort McCoy Nov. 5.
An Army ROTC cadet team takes off from the starting line during an
event in the U.S. Army Cadet Command's 3rd Brigade 2016 Ranger
Challenge competition at Fort McCoy Nov. 5.
Photo by Janice Schroeder


A cadet team works together to secure a rope used for crossing a ravine at a Fort McCoy training area as part of an event.
A cadet team works together to secure a rope used for crossing a
ravine at a Fort McCoy training area as part of an event.
Photo by
Janice Schroeder


A cadet team works through an obstacle to move an ammunition box during a Ranger Challenge event.
A cadet team works through an obstacle to move an ammunition box
during a Ranger Challenge event.
Photo by Janice Schroeder

More than 70 ROTC cadets and staff with U.S. Army Cadet Command's 3rd Brigade held in the brigade's 2016 Ranger Challenge competition at Fort McCoy Nov. 4-6.

The three-day Ranger Challenge covered marksmanship, knowledge, teamwork, physical fitness, and land-navigation challenges, as well as an 11k road march. Both male and female teams competed.

Maj. Luciano Picco, S-3 operations officer at 3rd Brigade Headquarters at Great Lakes Naval Training Base, Ill., said the competition features the "best of the best" from the brigade's 40-plus host programs and multiple-partner ROTC programs.

At the end of the competition, only the top team moves on to compete at the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., in 2017.

For more information about Cadet Command's 3rd Brigade, go online to www.cadetcommand.army.mil/brigades.
aspx#3rd
.

   (Article prepared by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office.)