Ranger Buddy Competition

Ranger Buddy Competition Logo, two Cadets in shadow with yellow tabs stating Ranger Buddy Comp

Start Together, Finish Together

Two Cadets in OCP uniform climbing a wooden wall.  One Cadet is scaling the wall while the other is helping from the bottom.  The 1941 "War Hawk" is on the wall as well.  There is a big arching sign in all black that reads Rim Rock Farm.

"Up and over, Ranger Buddy"

ROTC Ranger Buddy Competition 2024 

Hosted by KU Army ROTC

06 April 2024


Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Jayhawk Battalion will host the 28th Annual KU Army ROTC Ranger Buddy Competition (RBC) on 06 April 2024 at Fort Leavenworth between 0630-1830.

3rd BDE Programs can enter up to 8 total teams with allocation of 4 teams guaranteed. Following completion of registration, additional allocations will be given to fill the 180-team competition compacity.

Registration: Teams may register at the link from now to 14 MAR 24.

Lodging with Latrines and Showers are provided for Teams and Cadre at reception location MTC Barracks.

Team Allocation: On 15 MAR 24, roster of all Teams will be released and posted.


Mission: 3rd Brigade conducts Ranger Buddy Competition under the direction of the University of Kansas' Jayhawk Battalion at Fort Leavenworth, KS from 05-06APR2024 to physically and mentally challenge competitors, build confidence, and Espirit de Corps across Cadet Command.

Registration Window: CLOSED                                                                   


Registration: CLOSED.   

*Programs are responsible for all travel and lodging if not staying in the MTC Barracks.  

Please direct all questions to:

MAJ Dustin Nash


785-864-8236 (O)

785-845-0279 (C)


  • 21 FEB 24 - OPORD Published
  • 14 MAR 24 - Registration Closes
  • 15 MAR 24 - Team allocation Roster released and posted.
  • 05 APR 24
  •     1000-1800:Team Arrival and Reception into Barracks
  •     1800-1900: Coaches Meeting
  •     1930-2030: Land Nav Written Test
  • 06 APR 24 - Ranger Buddy Competition



Mission Training Complex: 8 Sherman Ave, Leavenworth, KS 66027


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Ranger Buddy Competition OIC

MAJ Nash standing in front of the American flag and Cadet Command Flag
  • Major, KSARNG
  • MS I Instructor (MS 101/MS 102)
  • Battalion Operations Officer
  • Kansas Army National Guard Representative
  • KBOR Liaison
  • Ranger Buddy Competition Lead Planner