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Welcome to Pershing Rifles Company M-4
The Pershing Rifles Company at Appalachian State (Company M, 4th Regiment), was organized and chartered in 1969.
Pershing Rifles Company M-4 has, and still is, leading the way. Every year, a National Competition (NATCON) is held where companies from around the country compete for trophies. Currently, Appalachian State University has the highest overall NATCON wins with 13 national titles. Practices include elements such as drill and ceremony, exhibition drill, color guard, and assembly/dissasembly of the M1903 Springfield. Appalachian State University always stands apart from the rest with our 'dress black' uniform while competing.
Perhaps our most important feature as an organization is our brotherhood. We are considered an honorary fraternity with friendships that will last a lifetime. You do not have to be a member of ROTC or of the military in order to join.
If you are interested in becoming a part of our long and proud history, our meetings take place every Wednesday at 1700 (5:00pm) at the upper-level of the Varsity Gymnasium on campus.