31st Annual 49er Classic Drill Competition


Updated as of 7 December 2020:


Once again, on behalf of the whole drill competition coordination team, cadets, and cadre at Detachment 592 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. We would like to thank you all for showing the best of what your detachment has to offer. This was truly the highlight of our semester and we are thankful that we were able to share this experience with you. Entering into the holiday season: Be safe, stay healthy, and we will see you at our next drill competition.


The link attached here is a recording of the Virtual Drill Competition Ceremony. 

What is the 49er classic?

Each year, Air Force ROTC Detachment 592 at UNC Charlotte hosts a Drill Competition for Junior ROTC units across North Carolina and surrounding states. This event challenges JROTC cadets' military prowess, tenacity and professionalism. For the first time, we will be conducting our annual drill competition virtually!  This year, we are excited to host units from across the nation in our fully virtual platform!

If you would like to participate, please read through the information as we release updates. This page will contain the most current information available.

Where Is it?

Traditionally the 49er Classic is held on the campus of UNC Charlotte. The 2020 49er Classic was held Virtually. For the 2021 49er Classic it is to be determined on the location, whether virtual or in person. Please check this page at a later date.

How to sign up?

Sign up for the 2021 49er Classic Drill Competition will open in the Fall of 2021.