We will be holding an informational meeting on Saturday in preparation for the upcoming Candidate Term, which will be starting near the end of September.
The meeting is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the company and ask any questions that our website doesn’t address.
1100 on Saturday 21 September 2013
BU Army ROTC Detachment
Rear door in the back alley that runs between Silber Way and Deerfield Street.
128 Baystate Rd.
blin15 @ bu.edu
And if you have not already done so, please complete the survey on the Joining page.
We look forward to meeting you.
B-12 Pershing Rifles at BU is not for everyone – but it could be. Our organization is predicated on the belief that everyone has the capability to accomplish whatever they desire, as long as they are willing to sacrifice for it.
Whether it’s showing up back from Afghanistan to help with summer training, acting as consultants from combat zones, or just telling stories at the reunions, the support and interest we get from our alumni is amazing.
You know you’re part of a special organization when people who have spent time “doing it for real” in training and/or combat come back and tell you how valuable their B-12 experience was.
We hope you’ll check out all the testimonials on the site, but here’s the latest one, from an alumnus who graduated just last year:
We’ve had some great (and fun) training time this summer, and yesterday was our final member training day before classes start.
We took advantage of the awesome weather to do some climbing and rappelling at the Quincy Quarries, before moving to another location for some medical training followed by night land navigation practice.
We’re gearing up for our next Candidate Term in the Fall, so if you think you might be interested in our organization, fill out the survey and contact the commander. There’s no obligation, so make sure to get all your questions answered before deciding to become a Pershing Rifleman.
Here is another testimonial from one of our former commanders, recently back from Afghanistan:
Pledging Pershing Rifles is not a decision to be taken lightly. It will change your life. It will affect how you identify yourself, the things you do with your time, the Military Officer you are poised to become, and ultimately the adult you forge yourself into. I pledged Pershing Rifles in the fall of 2005. As a curious freshman, I was drawn in by the prospect of being accepted into a tight knit organization based on military values and high level training. A group of hardened individuals that were all best friends and conveniently located at the top of their respective classes; seemed like an organization I wanted to be a part of.
I honestly had no idea what I had gotten into.
It’s just after 9PM in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. You get the call from your team sergeant to get the trucks ready to roll out on QRF. The ANA Special Forces ODA has hit a complex IED-initiated ambush and they’ve taken multiple casualties. You feel the hair stand up on the back of your neck as you throw together a quick convoy brief to your guys and you’re off in minutes. No sweat: you’re prepared for this. It all started with Pershing Rifles at Boston University–