UNG finishes third and repeats ROTC title at Sandhurst

Experience proved beneficial for UNG’s Ranger Challenge team in the international 2019 Sandhurst Military Skills Competition.

With six of its 11 team members part of a group that finished fourth at Sandhurst in 2018, UNG was the top ROTC team for the second year in a row and third overall out of 49 teams in the event held April 12-13 in West Point, New York. UNG was the lone team not from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to finish in the top five.

“This was a great team and a great outcome,” said Army Maj. Donovan Duke, an instructor in the

Department of Military Science at UNG and coach of UNG’s Ranger Challenge team. “The team really worked hard this past school year. They were ready.”

UNG finished ahead of 14 of West Point’s 16 teams, as well as teams from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, 15 other ROTC programs and 14 international military academies.

“We are incredibly proud of their accomplishments,” said Col. Joshua D. Wright, professor of military science for UNG’s Corps of Cadets. “They have earned every bit of the results, no doubt.”