Pershing Rifles

The Pershing Rifles is a military fraternal organization for college-level students, founded by then 2nd Lieutenant (later General of the Armies of the United States) John J. Pershing in 1894 as a drill unit at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Over time, the Pershing Rifles organization was expanded to include several other universities, with companies consisting of drill teams as well as tactical units. Together, these units form what is known today as the National Society of Pershing Rifles.

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... The famous National Society of Pershing Rifles had its origin in 1894, when future General John J ... "Black Jack" Pershing, then a Second Lieutenant in charge of military instruction at the University of Nebraska, started a "Varsity Rifles" drill team ... A year later the unit was recognized as a fraternity and took on the formal name of "Pershing Rifles." Similarly, the Dickman Rifles was an honorary military society formed at the University of Dayton to honor Maj ...
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... Known Pershing Rifles units past and present (Note that some company numbers were used by more than one university or college over time) National Headquarters (Originally at the University of Nebraska Lincoln ...
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... Pershing Rifles, founded in 1894 is the oldest continuously operating college organization dedicated to military drill ... Pershing, had a simple goal to serve as an example for the cadets at the University of Nebraska, who were sorely lacking in esprit de corps, motivation, and basic military skills ... By 1894, when Pershing announced his departure from the University, they had morphed from a simple drill team into a fraternal organization in his honor, they renamed the group as ...

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