What does it mean to be a Pershing Rifleman?

Commitment #6

The sixth and final stripe of the membership ribbon represents patience and resilience, the pursuit of academic excellence, and the successful completion of a degree at an institution of higher learning. The attribute of “scholarship” involves setting and achieving goals, effective time management, physical and mental persistence, and a positive attitude.

The scholarship of Pershing Riflemen can be found throughout the pages of history. The only question that remains is–Are you ready to accept the challenge?

Meet the National Headquarters Staff

Since its inception, the National Society of Pershing Rifles has been a student run organization – a key component of the Society’s leadership development program.  The Pershing Rifles National Headquarters is no different. It affords Pershing Riflemen an opportunity unlike any other undergraduate organization in the country.  Following the basic structure of a modern U.S. Army Division, the National Headquarters consists of a command group and a coordinating staff.

P/R MG Logan Bowland

National Commander

Appalachian State University
Pershing Rifles Co. M-4

P/R BG Keith Myers

Deputy National Commander

Appalachian State University
Pershing Rifles Co. M-4

P/R COL Maci Farrington-Johnson

Chief of Staff

Appalachian State University
Pershing Rifles Co. M-4

P/R CPT Joseph Sessoms

G-1 Administration Officer

North Carolina State University
Pershing Rifles Co. L-4

P/R MAJ Caleb Conley

G-2 Expansion Officer

University of Nebraska Lincoln
Pershing Rifles Co. A-2

P/R LTC Joshua Rogers

G-3 Operations Officer

Appalachian State University
Pershing Rifles Co. M-4

P/R MAJ Amber Ward

G-5 Public Affairs Officer

University of Nebraska Lincoln
Pershing Rifles Co. A-2

P/R LCDR Andrés Resto Sánchez

G-6 Information Technology Officer

Morehouse College
Pershing Rifles Co. B-16

P/R LTC Chloe Lemos

G-8 Finance Officer

Appalachian State University
Pershing Rifles Co. M-4

“It’s been an honor to continue the legacy of General John J. Pershing, and what he started with instilling discipline and precision in future military leaders. The PRG is now bringing in all different services, civilian students, and it is impacting leadership at the national level.”

LTC(R) Jamie Peer
Former National Advisor & Professor of Military Science
University of Nebraska Lincoln