National Society of Pershing Rifles

national society of pershing riflesThe National Society of Pershing Rifles is a military fraternal organization originally established as a drill company. The scope of activities conducted by Pershing Rifles Company F-8 at Syracuse has expanded to include basic military and survival skills, leadership and team building, and social functions.

Pershing Rifles is nationally organized as a military fraternity open to both men and women. Entry into the Brotherhood is contingent upon completion of a pledge period–the Pershing Rifles Indoctrination Process–similar to Greek fraternities but focused on development of qualities and values of a professional armed forces officer.

Syracuse’s Company F-8 has a rich history of drill and tactical training reaching well into the 1960s. Many of Syracuse’s most distinguished military graduates have been members of the Company.

If you have further interest, please visit the National Society of Pershing Rifles website.

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