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Hometown News: Forsyth County native helps UNG team impress at ROTC competition
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Chris Bissett, a senior from Cumming pursuing a degree in international studies, helped the University of North Georgia’s Ranger Challenge team finish third out of 49 teams from across the world at the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at West Point held April 12-13, 2019.

Chris Bissett helped the University of North Georgia’s Ranger Challenge team finish third out of 49 teams from across the world at the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at West Point held April 12-13.

Ranger Challenge is the varsity sport of Army ROTC, and teams compete over two days against other schools from around the world in events such as patrol, marksmanship, weapons assembly, one-rope brigade, grenade assault course, Army Physical Fitness Test, land navigation, and a 20-kilometer road march.

Bissett, a senior from Cumming pursuing a degree in international affairs, helped UNG finish ahead of 14 of West Point’s 16 teams, as well as teams from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, 15 other ROTC programs and 14 international military academies.

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Chris Bissett, far right, competes with the University of North Georgia's Ranger Challenge team during the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at West Point held April 12-13, 2019.