The Raider Team practices physical and technical skills at both the individual and team levels. They perform tasks that may be found in a conventional Army unit such as the Physical Fitness Test, 5Km Runs, Rope Bridges, Land Navigation Courses, First Aid, Cross Country Rescue, Orienteering, and 5km Foot Marches.
Raider Team Mission Statement
Viking Battalion Raiders develop discipline, physical and mental toughness in order enhance the leadership, critical thinking and problem solving skills to improve the self-confidence and esprit de corps of each cadet through the spirit of competition.Raider Creed
(Adopted from the US Army Ranger Creed)
Recognizing that I volunteered as a Raider, fully knowing the challenges of my chosen team, I will always to uphold the prestige, honor, and high “esprit de corps” of my Raider Team.Acknowledging the fact that a Raider is a more elite Cadet who arrives at the cutting edge of competition ready to compete, I accept the fact that as a Raider, my JROTC Unit expects me to move farther, faster, and work harder than any other Cadet.I shall never fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be, one hundred-percent and then some.Diligently will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well-trained Cadet. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow.Energetically will I meet the competition. I shall defeat them for I am better trained and will work with all my might. Forfeit is not a Raider word. I will never leave a fellow Raider behind on the field of competition and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my unit.Readily we will display the intestinal fortitude required to drive on to the Raider objective and complete the mission.