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Since 1894, Pershing Rifles alumni have distinguished themselves as leaders in the government, military, and private sectors.  They have served with distinction in every American conflict from the Spanish American War through the Global War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Many of our alumni have gone on to serve their country in the government sector, from local town counsels through cabinet level positions at the national level.  They are entrepreneurs, managers, and executives of businesses large and small across the United States.

 

Our alumni are often heard echoing a similar testimony when they discuss their experiences in the Pershing Rifles - that the leadership skills they developed as undergraduates and as members of the National Society of Pershing Rifles helped prepare them for the leadership challenges they faced later in life.

OUR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

The National Society of Pershing Rifles

Alumni Association (NSPRAA) is the

official alumni association of the National

Society of Pershing Rifles.

Founded in 1991, NSPRAA's

mission is threefold:

 

1.  Continue to foster the spirit of

friendship among alumni, undergraduate

Pershing Riflemen, and the Reserve

Officers Training Corps of the United States

Army, Navy, and Air Force.

 

2.  Maintain and pass on the traditions and history of the Pershing Rifles, and coordinate the delivery of these traditions to undergraduate Pershing Rifles units.

 

3.  Maintain direct support to the undergraduate Pershing Rifles and assist in the stability of the Pershing Rifles into the future. Execute the role of facilitator and counselor to Pershing Rifles units.

 

4.  Maintain and sustain a positive image of the Pershing Rifles in the community and nation.

 

5.  Maintain an ongoing and synergistic relationship with the National Society of Pershing Angels.

 

Pershing Riflemen can join the Pershing Rifles Alumni Association as either a Member Association or as a Member-at-Large.  For more information, visit the alumni association's website at

http://www.PershingRiflesAlumni.org.

 

 

GOVERNMENT LEADERS

GEN(R) Colin Powell

Secretary of State

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

 

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City College of New York

Elvis Jacob Stahr, Jr.

Secretary of the Army

President, Indiana University

 

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University of Kentucky

Sidney McMath

34th Governor of Arkansas

Decorated Marine Corps Veteran

 

 

 

George Sheldon

14th Governor of Nebraska

 

 

Founding Member, Varsity Rifles

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Charles Burton Robbins

Assistant Secretary of War

 

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nelson Gibbs

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force

 

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Clarkson University

MG(R) Donald Jacka

Kansas Secretary of Agriculture

 

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Kansas State University

MILITARY LEADERS

GEN(R) Hugh Shelton

Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

 

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North Carolina State University

Gen (R) Curtis LeMay

Chief of Staff of the Air Force

 

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The Ohio State University

GEN(R) Jack Keane

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army

 

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Fordham University

GEN(R) Larry Ellis

Commander, Forces Command

 

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Morgan State University

LTG(R) William Ward

Commander, Africa Command

 

 

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Morgan State University

LTG(R) Michael Spigelmire

Commander, U.S. Army Special Operations Command

 

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Loyola College

LTG(R) Michael Rochelle

Department of the Army G-1

 

 

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Norfolk State University

LTG(R) Paul Mikolashek

Department of the Army IG

 

 

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Norfolk State University

LTG(R) Samuel Ebbesen

Commander, 6th Infantry Division

Aide to the Secretary of the Army

 

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City College of New York

LTG(R) Bob Coffey

Deputy Commander

U.S. Army Europe

 

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The Ohio State University

MG(R) Arthur Dean

Chairman and CEO, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

 

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Morgan State University

MG(R) Galen Jackman

Commander, Military

District of Washington

 

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln

MG(R) Samuel Ebbesen

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff

Mobilization and Reserve Affairs

 

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Mississippi State College

MG(R) Kenneth Gray

First African American

Judge Advocate General Officer

 

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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MG(R) George Horkan

34th Quartermaster General

 

 

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Georgetown University

MG(R) James Mukoyama

Commander, 70th Division

 

 

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University of Illinois

MG(R) Patrick Higgins

Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command - Iraq

 

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Hofstra University

Maj Gen (R) Eric Nelson

Executive Officer for Command, Control and Communications

 

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New York University

Brig Gen (R) Ernest Talbert

Vice Commander

Delaware Air National Guard

 

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New York University

BG(R) Timothy Lake

Deputy Commander Joint

Task Force Guantanamo

 

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North Carolina A&T University

BG(R) Edward Gudgel

 

 

 

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University of Kentucky

Col (R) Charles McGee

Tuskegee Airman

 

 

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University of Illinois

Col. (R) Thomas Ridge

Decorated Marine Corps Veteran

 

 

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University of Illinois

Maj. Kenneth D. Bailey

Congressional Medal of Honor

World War II Veteran

 

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University of Illinois

MAJ Myron F. Diduryk

Silver Star with 1 OLC

Vietnam War

 

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Saint Peters College

1LT Richard O. Joyce

World War II Pilot

Doolittle's Tokyo Raid

 

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln

ACADEMIC LEADERS

Dr. Edward Coffman

Military Historian

U.S. Army Veteran

 

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University of Kentucky

Geary Eppley

Collegiate Athletic Director

U.S. Army Veteran

 

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University of Maryland

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

James Earl Jones

Award Winning Actor

U.S. Army Veteran

 

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University of Michigan

G. Gordon Liddy

Radio Personality and Actor

U.S. Army Veteran

 

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Fordham University

our partners

 

 

Contact Information

 

National Society of Pershing Rifles

500 Westover Drive #1400

Sanford, NC 27330

 

NHQ@PershingRiflesSociety.org

Phone: (531) 333-2525