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.
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: pershingangels.org.
The Bulldog Battalion Honor Guard was established in order to train Cadets in accordance with FM 22-5, which is the field manual for drill and ceremony in the Army. With the skills and lessons learned from the program, Cadets are better prepared for their future as Officers and leaders in their programs. Practice is held weekly and is purely Cadet run 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, many opportunities for advancement in the program are established for being members of the team.
Ranger challenge Team
The Alabama A&M University Bulldog battalion Ranger Challenge team is training to compete in the Ranger Challenge competition in Fort Benning, Georgia. 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 Rangers put forth their blood, sweat, and tears every day during the week to obtain this goal.