B-12 Pershing Rifles at Boston University 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.
Our Spring 2017 Candidate Term will begin in late January or early February. This is soon after the beginning of the Spring semester, so those interested should begin their preparations over winter break.
On November 20th we held the second recent iteration of our land navigation event for the Liberty and Charles River Army ROTC Battalions. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped make this work.
We’ve had a lot of fun and done a lot of work over the summer, preparing for the upcoming year and the next Candidate Term. Some pictures are below.
We’re happy to report that our Drill Sergeant, Joe Bruno-Metzger, graduated on May 16, 2016 from the Army’s Air Assault School as a member of Class 25-16.
After completing ten days of sling loads, ruck marches, layout inspections, obstacle courses, rappelling, fast roping, and exams, he was awarded his Air Assault Badge, thereby following in the footsteps of many past B-12 members who have had the opportunity to attend Air Assault, Airborne, Northern Warfare, or one of the other Army schools during their time as ROTC cadets.
As our Training NCO, he will return to the company this Fall with a great deal of new knowledge and skills to incorporate into the various training sessions and operations we have planned for the Fall, as well as into the upcoming Spring 2017 Candidate Term.
We’re proud to announce that, after graduating from Boston Unversity with a degree in Athletic Training, our most recent alumnus P/R CPT (Ret.) Hannah Kuegler received her commission as a Field Artillery officer in the US Army on Monday May 16, 2016. She was commissioned by P/R CPT (Ret.) and now 2LT Tyler Wojtasinski, who was himself commissioned last Spring.
After completing her candidacy during the 120th Candidate Term, 2LT Kuegler variously served as Team Leader, Operations Officer, Executive Officer, and First Sergeant, before becoming our Company Commander. Over her more than three years in the company, she also served as Officer-in-Charge of numerous operations and as an instructor and mentor during many B-12 member training sessions and Candidate Term classes.
As an ROTC cadet, 2LT Kuegler deployed in the summer of 2014 to Senegal as part of the Army’s Cultural Understanding & Language Proficiency (CULP) program, before serving as the Charles River Battalion’s Alpha Company Commander and Assistant Supply Officer during her MSIV year.
After a well-deserved summer off, 2LT Kuegler will report to Fort Sill this Fall for FA BOLC, before moving to her permanent duty station.