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P/R Symbolism

Pershing Rifles Pledge Manual Symbolism

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Colors Blue and White
Meaning of Blue Truth Loyalty Devotion Friendship
Meaning of White Purity Rectitude of Conduct Cleanliness of Life
Insignia Elements Chameleon Helmet Torse Shield Crossed Rifles Torch Scroll
Chameleon Symbolism Tri-Service aspect of the fraternity Adaptability to change and constant preparedness
Helmet Symbolism Chivalry of medieval knights Courage of the membership of the society Society's protection of its members
Torse Symbolism Six-divisional rope below helmet Romantic aspect of the heraldry The chivalrous attitude of men for women
Shield Symbolism Readiness of the Riflemen to meet any situation anywhere
Crossed Rifles Symbolism Spirit of Friendship and the Cooperative efforts of Units Power and Military Strength for the insurance of peace
Torch Symbolism 4 values inherent to the society: 1) Indomitable leadership embodying both the dutiful following of instructions and the intelligent issuing of command 2) Eternal flame of true friendship 3) Scholarship 4) Knowledge
Scroll Symbolism Bears the name of our organization and the year of its founding
Officer Rank Shield Blue Shield trimmed in Silver Torch and Crossed Rifles in the center P/R rank of Cadet at the top
Junior Enlisted and NCO Rank Shield Blue Shield trimmed in Gold P/R rank of Cadet in the center Gold version of P/R crest shield at top
The Shoulder Cord Bestowed upon completion of initiation and worn on left shoulder Purple and white with the tip bearing the P/R crest Original colors were blue and white
The Membership Ribbon Six white stripes on a blue background Worn on left breast Identical to Army Good Conduct Medal (except in color)
Meaning of Ribbon Stripes (from wearer's right to left) Devotion and Duty to Country A Bold and True Heart Readiness to Meet any Situation Leadership Military Proficiency Scholarship
Pledge Ribbon Half Blue and Half White (white to wearer's left) Worn on left breast Reminds prospective members of blue and white values
Official Flower White Rose
White Rose Symbolism Traditional: most important man or family of the era P/R: life of General of the Armies John Joseph Pershing
FCC Fall Commander's Call Meeting for the leadership of the society at UofN
NATCON National Convention and Drill Competition Vote on items discussed at FCC
Purpose of the Society "The purpose of the National Society of Pershing Rifles is to develop
Colors Blue and White
Meaning of Blue Truth Loyalty Devotion Friendship
Meaning of White Purity Rectitude of Conduct Cleanliness of Life
Insignia Elements Chameleon Helmet Torse Shield Crossed Rifles Torch Scroll
Chameleon Symbolism Tri-Service aspect of the fraternity Adaptability to change and constant preparedness
Helmet Symbolism Chivalry of medieval knights Courage of the membership of the society Society's protection of its members
Torse Symbolism Six-divisional rope below helmet Romantic aspect of the heraldry The chivalrous attitude of men for women
Shield Symbolism Readiness of the Riflemen to meet any situation anywhere
Crossed Rifles Symbolism Spirit of Friendship and the Cooperative efforts of Units Power and Military Strength for the insurance of peace
Torch Symbolism 4 values inherent to the society: 1) Indomitable leadership embodying both the dutiful following of instructions and the intelligent issuing of command 2) Eternal flame of true friendship 3) Scholarship 4) Knowledge
Scroll Symbolism Bears the name of our organization and the year of its founding
Officer Rank Shield Blue Shield trimmed in Silver Torch and Crossed Rifles in the center P/R rank of Cadet at the top
Junior Enlisted and NCO Rank Shield Blue Shield trimmed in Gold P/R rank of Cadet in the center Gold version of P/R crest shield at top
The Shoulder Cord Bestowed upon completion of initiation and worn on left shoulder Purple and white with the tip bearing the P/R crest Original colors were blue and white
The Membership Ribbon Six white stripes on a blue background Worn on left breast Identical to Army Good Conduct Medal (except in color)
Meaning of Ribbon Stripes (from wearer's right to left) Devotion and Duty to Country A Bold and True Heart Readiness to Meet any Situation Leadership Military Proficiency Scholarship
Pledge Ribbon Half Blue and Half White (white to wearer's left) Worn on left breast Reminds prospective members of blue and white values
Official Flower White Rose
White Rose Symbolism Traditional: most important man or family of the era P/R: life of General of the Armies John Joseph Pershing
FCC Fall Commander's Call Meeting for the leadership of the society at UofN
NATCON National Convention and Drill Competition Vote on items discussed at FCC
Purpose of the Society "The purpose of the National Society of Pershing Rifles 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."
Created by: CadetDiaz