The University of Illinois NROTC drill team is a registered student organization composed of midshipmen from the WGNB. The student-led team practices platoon drill, squad drill, and color guard throughout the year, and competes at various competitions around the country. Additionally, the color guard participates in various school and community events throughout the year, including football games, men/women's basketball games, baseball games, and volleyball games.
The goal of the Endurance Team is to physically and mentally prepare midshipmen for the mini-BUDS cruise option and future Special Warfare/Operations training. It is also a goal of the team to teach proper fitness techniques to any willing participant so they may build good habits into the fleet regardless of an individual's warfare community. The team is open to all battalion members with interest and membership is on a volunteer basis. Although, there are certain requirements that must be met in order to compete, the group welcomes all those who are seeking a more intensive PT schedule.