Who We Are

A co-ed fraternal organization comprised of students from MIT, Harvard University, Tufts University, Lesley University, Wellesley College, Salem State College, Endicott College, Gordon College, and Gorden Conwell Theological Seminary. The purpose of our company is to achieve and maintain the highest levels of technical and tactical proficiency, military professionalism, and leadership. We achieve this through study, intense training, and drilling in small unit infantry tactics.

Our Mission

  • To understand and exhibit the six traits of a Pershing Rifleman represented by the stripes on the membership ribbon: Devotion to duty and country, a bold and true heart, readiness to meet any situation, leadership, military proficiency, scholarship.
  • To achieve and maintain superior standards of physical fitness and endurance.
  • To understand and appreciate the company's Airborne Tradition.
  • To foster a spirit of camaradarie among cadets and midshipmen in the Reserve Officer Training Corps and civilians on campus.

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Our Founder

"The purpose of the National Society of Pershing Rifles is to develop, to the highest degree possible, outstanding traits of leadership, military science, military bearing, and discipline within the framework of a military oriented, honorary fraternity."

General of the Armies, General John J. Pershing

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Interested in...

joining Pershing Rifles Charlie Company 12th Regiment? Have questions or just want to learn more about what we can offer? Contact us and we will be glad to assist you in what ever your needs may be.

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