Eagle Battalion Operations Fall & Spring

Fall

Fall FTX- This event is a 3 day field training exercise held at Fort McCoy. Cadets gain valuable experience by familiarizing themselves with basic and advanced land navigation techniques, marksmanship experience with hands on training at the range, and team building exercises through the completion of the Fort McCoy obstacle course.

APFT- All cadets take multiple APFT’s (Army Physical Fitness Test) throughout the year. An APFT consists of 3 events which are all timed. The first event is push-ups the second event is sit-ups, and the last event is a 2 mile run. You must score 60 points in each event to successfully pass the APFT.

Ranger Challenge Competition- Ranger Challenge consists of competing teams from different schools that tests cadets physical fitness and military knowledge. To prepare for this event cadets on the ranger challenge team train in additional events such as. Rope Bridge, Obstacle Course, HWMMV Pull, Weapons Assembly/Disassembly,10K Forced Road March, and much more.

Fall Awards Ceremony- This ceremony is held once a semester. It is to recognize cadets who have demonstrated technical and tactical proficiency throughout the semester. Cadets are encouraged to invite family and friends to the award ceremony to celebrate their own and other cadets accomplishments. 

Military Ball-  The military ball is a formal event with a special guest speaker. Cadets are encouraged to bring family or friends to the ball. It consist of a cocktail hour, formal dinner, and dancing. The military ball is held once a year.

Commissioning- Commissioning occurs once per semester.  Cadets who have graduated commission into the army with the rank of second lieutenant. This is a formal military event that consist of three parts. The oath of office followed by the pinning of the bars ceremony and the first salute rendered by an NCO. Cadets, family, and friends are encouraged to attend the ceremony.

Spring

Dining-In- Dining In is a social event to build unit camaraderie while maintaining all military traditions of a Dining In.  This is a formal military event but only Cadets can attend.

Squad STX- This event is a 1 day event held out at Fort McCoy. This field exercise is designed to introduce MSIs & MSIIs to the fundamentals of squad size tactical operations,while providing senior leadership opportunities to increase confidence and skills in tactical squad operations.

CFTX- This field exercise is only for MS IIIs. It’s a 3 day practical exercise consisting of day & night land navigation and STX lanes. The purpose of this operation is to prepare MSIIIs for Warrior Forge.

Section STX- This field exercise is designed to increase the confidence in our MS IIIs in tactical section level operations and TLPs, while introducing our MS I and MS IIs to the fundamentals of section level patrolling operations 

Spring Awards Ceremony- This Ceremony is held once a semester. It is to recognize cadets who have demonstrated technical and tactical proficiency throughout the semester. Cadets are encouraged to invite family and friends to the award ceremony to celebrate their own and other cadets accomplishments. 

Commissioning- Commissioning occurs once per semester.  Cadets who have graduated commission into the army with the rank of second lieutenant. This is a formal military event that consist of three parts. The oath of office followed by the pinning of the bars ceremony and last the first salute rendered by an NCO. Cadets, family, and friends are encouraged to attend the ceremony.