In addition to NROTC program requirements, Midshipmen have the opportunity to participate in battalion related "extra-curricular" activities as well. Some of the more popular activities include:
Semper Fi Society
Semper Fi is an organization that is comprised mainly of students that are interested in becoming a Marine Corps Officer. MECEP students and Marine Option Midshipman are heavily encouraged to participate in this organization. However, membership is open to Navy Option Midshipman as well as any UNL student with an interest.
Semper Fi participates in a number of annual fundraising and social events. These events include a traditional bowling night and a traditional Mess Night. Lastly, student members are highly involved with social functions such as picnics, gatherings, and intramural sports.
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Drill Team and Color Guard
The NROTC Drill Team has competed in numerous annual competitions including the Wisconsin Invite, the Colorado Invite, and the Tulane Drill Meet during Mardi Gras. Students compete in both platoon drill and squad drill.
The NROTC Color Guard presents the colors at many University Sporting Events as well as numerous local functions. Students participate annually in various drill competitions.
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Rifle and Pistol Team
Marksmanship is a very important military skill. To ensure that the Midshipmen are exposed to dealing with weapons, all Midshipmen are required to shoot periodically on the UNL Rifle Range. The top marksmen with both the rifle and pistol comprise the Battalions Rifle/Pistol Team. Students may be able to participate in numerous annual competitions.
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The University of Nebraska Endurance Team provides midshipmen with a great opportunity to learn the core values of the Navy: honor, courage, commitment; through the use of team-geared physical training. It meets on various mornings and afternoons and conducts rigorous evolutions of exercises modeled after the training regimens of the Navy and Marine Corps’ special warfare units. Midshipmen that participate are guaranteed to quickly learn to adapt to highly dynamic situations while also learning to keep in mind the safety of the team. With the determination learned, these team members are sure to develop a “can do” attitude for their future careers as officers in either the Navy or Marine Corps.
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