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Pershing Rifles

The National Society of Pershing Rifles was established in 1894 by General of The Armies John J. Pershing, as an elite drill unit. The fraternity eventually spread and grew to universities worldwide. Established on the campus of Alabama A&M University on March 13, 1972 as the first and only drill based military fraternity in the country and having grown with the re-chartering of the organization on March 13, 2010. The National Society of Pershing Rifles serves as a brotherhood among cadets in the ROTC program and young men within the academic environment. Notable members of society, include: General Kipp E. Ward, President John F. Kennedy, James Earl Jones, and Colonel Colin Powell.

Pershing Angels

The National Society of Pershing Angels Sorority, Incorporated was founded on February 9, 1965 on the campus of Morgan State University. Pershing Angels is the ONLY national drill sorority, operates as a drill, service, and social sorority whose primary goals are to foster a spirit of friendship, instruct its member in citizenship, patriotism, and to provide such programs, whether military, social, or service as may be beneficial to its members, the Armed Services, or the University.  The chapter must maintain a highly efficient drill company. NSPA is always growing! NSPA is currently re-chartering deactivated units, establishing new ones, and making a difference in our communities. For more information visit our website:

Honor Guard

The Bulldog Battalion Honor Guard supports university events and pays respect to our nation by proudly displaying the Colors for the National Anthem. Practice is held weekly and is purely Cadet led with advisement and support from Cadre. From freshman to seniors, all Cadets are allowed to participate. The program also provides a color guard for various community activities that are needed from various outlets. From presenting the Colors on the 50-yard line to presenting Colors in front of a room of dignitaries, this team exemplifies the professionalism of our military.

Ranger challenge Team

The AAMU ROTC Ranger Challenge Team competes every year with other ROTC programs across Alabama. The winner of Alabama State will continue on to a national competition. Cadets selected to compete are truly the best of the best. Strength, fitness, and military knowledge are put to the test throughout the competition. Through interval training, cross-training, long-distance runs, and muscle-failure training they work hard to make sure they take home the gold. The Cadet Ranger Challenge team puts forth their blood, sweat, and tears every day during the week to obtain this goal.

Contact Information

AAMU ROTC Department
4900 Meridian Street
Huntsville, AL 35810
Toll Free: 1-800-401-1880
Phone: 256-372-4021/ 4023