Corps of Cadets' Platoon Tactical Challenge
Twenty-four platoons of cadets will participate in the 12th annual situational training exercise on campus. Each platoon will run the course and complete the challenges of each station in the fastest time possible.
The event begins at 7 a.m. and will continue through the afternoon, rain or shine. The community is invited to watch. Locations include the Duck Pond and the Corps' obstacle course on Smithfield Road.
The stations include a water crossing, rappelling, item recovery and assembly, and pioneering, which involves building two, five-foot platforms using provided materials then moving a 55-gallon drum from one platform to the other. There also will be a commander challenge, which will remain unknown to cadets until they arrive at that station.