"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 John J. Pershing
Pershing Rifles Company C-12 (Charlie Company, 12th Regiment) is 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.