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Marshall ROTC top five at Ranger Challenge

Nov. 17, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Members of Marshall University's ROTC Thundering Herd Battalion traveled to Fort Pickett, Va., for the Army ROTC 4th Brigade's Ranger Challenge competition in late October.

The 12-member team finished fifth out of 19 teams in its division in competition that included a series of 12 events that took place over the course of two days, said MU Lt. Col. Cloyd Lilley.

He described the event as a military skills competitions that are designed to test their abilities under extreme pressures.

"There are events like building rope bridges and obstacle courses, but then those tasks come with the challenges of responding to a casualty and reacting to indirect fire," said Lilley. "It's a pretty in-depth event. What each one of these events was designed to do was not only test technical skills, but to challenge them physically, mentally and emotionally."

For more information about the Marshall University ROTC Thundering Herd Battalion, call 304-696-6450 or email rotc@marshall.edu.

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