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About the Pirate Battalion

Army ROTC is a leadership program that allows cadets to both attend college as a regular student, and train to commission as an Officer in the US Army upon graduation. A number of opportunities are available to prospective cadets joining the program, and there are a number of different schools a cadet can be a full-time student at and still receive a full scholarship from the Army. Whether you're in high school, college or already in the Army, there is a way you can become an Officer in today's Army. Read more »


  • September 11, 2020 – Retirement Ceremony of MSG Merriweather 

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Color Guard

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  • Seton Hall’s Color’s Guard is a team open to all cadets willing to put in the extra work to ROTCimprove their Drill and Ceremony, as well as their confidence. We have been given the opportunities to present the colors in front of a sold out Seton Hall basketball game, the very first XFL home game for the New York Guardians, and many other fantastic venues through the years. Whether you are looking for a team of 2 cadets to raise a flag, or a team of 20 we look forward to helping you. 
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  • Perishing Rifles
    • Company Kilo of the 8th regiment of the National Society of Pershing Rifles was founded atROTC Seton Hall University in 1951 as an elite drill company.  Company K-8 was re-chartered in 2016 and plays an active role within Pirate Battalion and the University. Being a co-ed honorary military fraternity, both the standard for GPA and PT score for its members is higher than that of Pirate Battalion. Candidates willing to go through an eight-week training process must come out well disciplined, proficient in drill ROTCand ceremony, and have passed both a national exam and Army Physical Fitness Test. Every year, Seton Hall's Pershing Rifles compete in a National Drill Competition where they face off against other universities' companies from around the country; most recently winning 2nd Place for their Exhibition routine in March 2020.
  • Ranger Challenge
    • Ranger Challenge is ROTC’s varsity sport and is a great way to not only challenge yourself physically, but mentally as well. Pirate Battalion competes every year at Ft. Dix against other programs in our brigade after 6 weeks of training on campus to prepare for the event. The competition includes a fitness event, land navigation, weapons assembly, grenade assault course, obstacle course, one-rope-bridge, TCCC (first aid and casualty care), 6-mile ruck, and burden challenge. These events require high levels of physical fitness and mental agility, which is something we train for as a team. Ranger Challenge is a great way to set yourself apart from your peers and to learn valuable soldiering skills. 
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