Cadet Clubs and Organizations

Norwegian Ruck March 

OIC: CPT Lafronz-Emberger

CIC: c/

Purdue University will be hosting the Norwegian Ruck March event for those who are interested in earning the Norwegian Foot March Badge during the spring of 2020.  More information to follow once the new school year starts.  

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Tactics Club


CIC: CDT Labelle


The Tactics Club of Purdue University’s Army ROTC is officially described as, “a group of “high-speed” cadets who take their tactical training to a higher level than is provided in normal ROTC training.” They voluntarily give up their already-limited time to improve their tactical skills. The curriculum of the club is focused on current Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures. The club also looks into current threats to our forces and how we constantly adapt to defeat the enemy.


Pathfinder CrossFit

OIC: CPT Mentzer
CIC: Cadet Clark


Pathfinders is a strength and conditioning program that utilizes constantly varied functional movements performed at a high intensity. We constantly vary our workouts because routine plateaus result, once your body becomes use to the routine, performance peaks. Keeping your body guessing is the best way to gain substantial results. Functional movements have been somewhat of a hot topic in the fitness world. Functional movement is formally defined as being a heavy load for long distance with emphasis on multi joint movements instead of single joint movements like stereotypical gym machines do. But informally can be defined as a movement that if you saw in regular everyday live you wouldn’t look twice at because it is part of everyday natural life, something the typical globo gyms forget about with their weightlifting machines, which do not imitate any movement you would see in real life. Performing these movements at high intensity gives you a metabolic response that typical strength and conditioning lack. It also gives you more time under tension, which stresses out your muscles to a point of muscle failure. Pathfinder CrossFit meets 3 times a week,1630-1830 in the evening. They are all located in the armory. Each session will last about an hour. It will include a warm up, a strength component and a workout. The evening sessions are open to anyone in ROTC. 


Ranger Challenge

OIC: CPT Mentzer
CIC: CDT Randall


The Ranger Challenge team competes against other teams across the brigade.  The event consists of ruck marching, one rope bridge, land navigation, and multiple challenges at every stop.  The team is made up of the most high speed cadets fighting to prove that they are more prepared and better trained than the other schools.  They train every morning and most evenings, often for hours, preparing to out perform the other school's teams. 


Color Guard

NCOIC: MSG McCormick
CIC: CDT Curtis


Color Guard is in charge of presenting, protecting, and retrieving the colors that symbolize those who have fallen for the prevention of freedom and for those who still fight for freedom today. A club designed to represent the Boiler Battalion through honor, duty, and selfless service.

Color Guard honors the long time Army tradition of respecting the flag and the service through proper ceremony procedures reverence. Marching and handling of the colors and rifles are the focus of the club. Examples of Color Guard events include: Home football games, Dining Out, and Memorial Day ceremonies.