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Pershing Rifles Troop L-1
The Pershing Rifles is a nationally recognized Military fraternity, the purpose of which is to, “develop, to the highest degree possible, outstanding traits of Leadership, Military Science, Military Bearing, and Discipline within the framework of a military oriented, honorary fraternity.” (Gen John J. Pershing) Drill, Discipline, Friendship, and Cooperation are the 4 Fundamentals of the Pershing Rifles organization. This fraternal organization is open to Cadets and non-Cadets alike.
To become a Pershing Rifleman, a prospective rifleman must go through a pledging process. Pledging is synonymous to the Greek term “Rush”. This process focuses on the development and perfection of the 4 Fundamentals of the Pershing Rifles. Once a pledge is activated, he/she is still required to perfect his/her skills in both Drill and Ceremonies and Military Customs.
The Pershing Rifles provide many services and are active in the surrounding community. They conduct the Annual Peterson-Flynn Memorial Drill Meet (occurring the first Saturday each December) which hosts many High School JROTC programs from Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan.
The Pershing Rifles conduct Color Guard ceremonies for community and university functions. The Pershing Rifles also participate nationally in Drill competitions, which focus on Precision Drill, Exhibition Drill, and Color Guard. If you need a Color Guard for your event, contact Major Wedley at 419-530-5318 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Cadet Molek at Matthew.Molek@rockets.utoledo.edu
The University of Toledo Army ROTC Recon Platoon aka. Ranger Challenge Team focuses on basic light Infantry skills. As a unit, they train on Combat Patrols, Land Navigation, Weapon skills, Rope bridges, Rappelling, and Survival skills.
Every fall, the Recon Platoon selects two team of Cadets (10 on each team) to compete against other Brigade schools in the Bold Warrior Competion. To become a part of this team you must display outstanding physical fitness as indicated by the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). You must also master individual Soldier skills such as weapons disassemble and assembly, Marksmanship, Grenade assault, One-rope rope-bridge, Land Navigation, 10K Road march, Critical Thinking Skills and a written test of the FM 3-21.8, the Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad Field Manual.
The Recon Platoon trains throughout the year so that all members of the Platoon can continue to sharpen their infantry skills. In order to help perfect their skills, the Recon Platoon conducts exercises in which they are equipped with paintball weapons and protective gear to heighten the intensity of training
The members of the Recon Platoon share a tight bond due to the time spent together training and perfecting their individual Infantry skills. In order for them