Every year, Tulane’s NROTC Battalion hosts one of the largest drill meets in the nation. Traditionally held on the Friday before Fat Tuesday, the battalion faces one of its most difficult tasks all year–organizing, running, and accounting for the 30+ universities from across the nation that elect to attend. This year’s event will be held Friday, 1 March 2019. The drill meet consists of Platoon Inspection, Platoon Armed Basic Drill, Squad Basic Drill, Color Guard, Platoon Exhibition, and Individual Exhibition. The events will be judged by senior enlisted Marines whose thorough knowledge of the drill manual and drill competitions make them more than up to the task. Tulane’s own NROTC battalion assists by volunteering many hours as guides to the schools, and as assistants to the OICs, to ensure that all of the visiting schools have a smooth and enjoyable time while they compete.
Registration is now open. The registration form is a PDF with fillable form fields. In order to type in the form fields, please download the form linked below, add your information, save the document with your school’s name in the file name, and then email back to MIDN William Pankey at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive a confirmation of your registration within 24 hours of submitting your form.
Please make checks payable to “Tulane NROTC General Fund” and addressed to:
6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Sign up today, and join this list of competitive teams that have competed: Texas A&M, University of South Carolina, Southern University, United States Naval Academy, University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Memphis, University of Illinois, Norwich University, Tuskegee University, Auburn University, United State Air Force Academy, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington, Bowie State University, Baylor University, University of Mississippi, Texas A&M Maritime, University of West Florida, University of Arizona, and University of North Georgia.
2018 Mardi Gras Drill Meet Final Results:
For any other questions or concerns regarding the 2019 Mardi Gras Drill Meet please do not hesitate to contact MIDN William Pankey or MSgt Smith.
MIDN 1/C William Pankey
1 (205) 516-8906