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Cadet Handbooks

Our Cadet handbooks provide general information about the Cowboy Battalion and provide a base line of knowledge for small unit tactics. Click on the pictures below to find a printable PDF of the books.



In the Brown Book, you will find basic tactical information to prepare you for success during all field training. Topics include:

  • Land navigation
  • Rifle marksmanship
  • Administration of First Aid
  • Troop leading procedures
  • Tactical movement formations
  • Basic battle drills

In the Gold Book you will find information on:

  • Our vision and priorities
  • The Army values
  • Cowboy Battalion History
  • Distinguished Alumni
  • General knowledge of Army organization
  • Uniforms & Appearance
  • Physical fitness test standards

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