We have historic news! Pershing Rifles Company J-8 and Pershing Angels Company J-8-5 from Morgan State University will serve as the official honor guard at the world premiere of "Pershing's Paths of Glory," a new documentary on the life of General of the Armies John J. Pershing. The film was devel...
Congratulations to this week's Rifleman of the Week. P/R COL Adrian Chavez, 8th/12th Regimental Commander and member of Company K-8 at Seton Hall University.
I am P/R COL Adrian Chavez, the 8th/12th Regimental Commander and member of Company K-8 at Seton Hall University located in South Orange NJ. Currently, I am a Junior Marketing major and a MS3 in the SHU Pirate Battalion, upon commissioning I would like to go into the active armor branch.
What made you want to join Pershing Rifles?- Joining ROTC in the Spring semester of my freshmen year, I saw the PRs practice for NATCON. I did not have any prior knowledge of PR, but seeing the work and history behind K-8 motivated me to join the upcoming semester. One of the active brothers introduced/pushed me to join PR which led to the best opportunities thus far.
How has the society bettered you?- Overall, I wouldn't have made so many connections without the society. All companies (schools) share different ideas and traditions, but we continue to remember General John Pershing's work in order to strive for more opportunities to become a better person and individual in the military. It also allowed me to stay motivated and continue to learn regardless if I am leading or not.
What is your most memorable moment in Pershing Rifles?- The day my pledge class officially crossed over to the society has to be the best moment. Finally accomplishing all of the tasks and requirements, my class continue to perform through trial and error. It was a long process, but the final day showed my dedication to the company and the society. Another moment would be attending the Children of Fallen Patriots charity event where I met former CIA Director, David Petraeus and K-8 Alumni Brigadier General Edward J. Chrystal Jr.
What are your expectations for NATCON 2019? (Are you competing in something? Are you expecting to take home some trophies? etc..) I plan on participating in the armed regulation team and rank the highest out of the society. As a company, we plan on strengthening ourselves to potentially build an exhibition team for future NATCONs.
What is your company’s goal(s) for this year? Company Kilo-8 holds various connections amongst students and alumni so I want to continue that expansion by recruiting potential members to ensure Kilo-8 is still on top just like 1966. As the 8th/12th Regimental Commander, I want to grow the society within the area to boost the connections and return the PR traditions to former companies. ...
We are excited to announce that Pershing Rifles will serve as the official honor guard at the world premiere of "Pershing's Paths of Glory," a new documentary on the life of General of the Armies John J. Pershing. The film was developed by The Pershing Project in collaboration with the World War One Centennial Commission.
The event will take place on Veteran's Day, November 11, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Springs, MD. Check out the trailer at vimeo.com/292630263.