"My experience in high school, on basketball and track teams, and
briefly in Boy Scouting had never produced a sense of belonging or
many permanent friendships. The Pershing Rifles did. For the first
time in my life I was a member of a brotherhood.... The discipline,
the structure, the camaraderie, the sense of belonging were what I
craved. I became a leader almost immediately. I found a selflessness
within our ranks that reminded me of the caring atmosphere within my
family. Race, color, background, income meant nothing. The PRs would
go the limit for each other and for the group. If this was what
soldiering was all about, then maybe I wanted to be a soldier."
-GEN Colin Powell
-Do you want hands-on military leadership experience?
-Want to learn how to think and work efficiently under extreme pressure?
-Are you looking for a challenge?
-Do you want to be as prepared as possible for ROTC evaluations?
-Do you want a taste of what it's like to fight as a soldier in the Armed Forces?
-Do you want to become proficient in military tactics?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you want to join Pershing Rifles.
The training program for membership typically lasts 7 to 8 weeks with one three-hour class per week. Through the course of the program, you will become proficient in military knowledge and certain small-unit infantry combat manuevers. Your motivation and performance throughout the program will determine whether you are inducted as a Pershing Rifleman at the end of your training. Interested? Contact us.