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Scabbard and Blade

Scabbard and Blade is a joint service honor society for ROTC that was founded in 1904 at the University of Wisconsin. The society stands to strengthen cadets as officers in training and in the future, as well as to improve the relationship to the community through service and leadership. Members of Scabbard and Blade strive for excellence in all athletic and military endeavors. Scabbard and Blade is the nationally recognized military honor society afflilated with James Madison University. Through this club, cadets go through a semester-long candidancy class where they meet once a week to learn more about the Army, military skills, and what they can expect as young officers. Additionally, they participate in many exciting on- and off-campus activities such as caving, survival training, scuba diving, paintball, and firearms familiarizaiton. At the end of every semester, cadets take an exam to test their newfound knowledge and are then initiated into the society.

The chapter also organizes and completes a capstone community service project every semester. Scabbard and Blade is open to cadets of all MS classes.