Mardi Gras Drill Meet

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 40+ universities from across the nation that elect to attend. This year’s event will be held Friday, February 13th, 2015. 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 equal 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.

Entry Form rules have been changed for the 2015 Drill Meet:

-Registration for the drill meet with open 15 OCT, 2014

-All entry forms will be submitted electronically this year. You can send them rmiddle@tulane.edu

-All entry fees can be submitted in cash or check form but will be hand delivered the day of the drill meet. Please do not enclose your entry fee in a separate letter to Tulane NROTC.

-Registration officially closes on 27 JAN, 2015. If your entry form is not received by this date, it will not be accepted.

For more information, contact the AMOI GySgt. Carver at bcarver@tulane.edu

MGDM ENTRY FORM 2015

MGDM LOI 2015

MGDM SOP 2015

Knowledge Packet for Inspection

Mardi Gras Drill Meet Field Layout

2014 Mardi Gras Drill Meet Final Results