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Candidate Term

In order to become Pershing Riflemen at Boston University, each candidate must complete Candidate Term, which lasts roughly two months. During this time candidates will be trained and evaluated on... Read More »

Land Navigation & Endurance Course

The ability to know where you are and to get to where you need to be is elemental to any undertaking, civilian or military. In order to ensure this capability in B-12 members, the company runs an event during each Candidate Term called the Land Navigation & Endurance Course... Read More »


The culmination of all the training and experience received in Candidate Term is a weekend-long Field Training Exercise called Operation STEADFAST LIGHTNING... Read More »


B-12′s training philosophy is to reinforce ROTC-taught skills, to teach some new skills, and then to provide an operational environment within which to integrate and apply these skills. To achieve this, B-12 has developed some unconventional training modules, specifically designed to pick up where ROTC leaves off... Read More »

Rope Work

Future military officers know that they may someday need to use ropes and rigging systems in order to safely and efficiently move personnel, equipment, or casualties on the battlefield... Read More »

Alumni Testimonials

Joining an organization like B-12 is not a task to be undertaken lightly. Simply put, Candidate Term is hard. It is also extremely rewarding... Read More »


As serious as we are about what we do, we still like to have fun... Read More »

Medical Training

Unfortunately, medical emergencies are a part of life, particularly in the military... Read More »

Operational Planning & Leadership

Part of the benefit of being a B-12 Pershing Rifles member is the opportunity to experience working on the company’s staff, and then to plan and lead operations... Read More »


Thanks for Coming

A big thanks to everyone who attended the land navigation event we hosted this past Saturday.


B-12 will be hosting and running an inter-battalion land navigation training exercise for interested cadets from Charles River Battalion and Liberty Battalion on Saturday 26MAR16.

2015-2016 Activities


B-12 spent the much of the Fall semester and Winter Break preparing for the upcoming Spring Candidate Term. We also managed to get some recreation in. Here are some pictures:

Culmination Exercise


Over the Labor Day weekend, the 123rd had the opportunity to showcase the new knowledge and skills they learned over the summer during Member Training.

Here are some pictures from their culmination exercise:

Summer 2015 Member Training


This summer has been a whirlwind of training, fun, sun, and preparation. The 123rd is most of the way through our comprehensive Member Training curriculum, which will prepare them to perform as B-12 cadre members and train the next group of candidates during the upcoming academic year.

Memorial Day Alumni Reunion

Over Memorial Day weekend, we had the privilege of hosting another B-12 Pershing Rifles alumni reunion in Boston. Alumni traveled from as far away as Hawaii to attend the reunion, reconnect with old comrades, and hear how the company is running these days. Likewise, we were thrilled to see such a great representation of alumni from the various eras of B-12, and to hear some of their stories about what the company was like in the past.

Some pictures from the reunion are now up on this page. If you would like to send in more pictures, please email them to b12prs @ gmail (dot) com so we can post them.

Although we had a good turnout, we would love to attract even more alumni when we hold the next reunion. Unfortunately, our contact information list is still missing the email addresses of many alumni. If you are an alumnus but did not receive the email invitations, please fill out the updated Alumni Registration Form to ensure that you will receive future communications. You can also update your information if any of it has changed.