National Convention

Each year, Pershing Riflemen, Pershing Angels, and Blackjacks, past and present, as well as guests, friends, and supporters gather for the annual national convention (Also known as NATCON). This year’s Pershing Rifles National Convention and Pershing Angels General Assembly will take place in Chantilly, VA (just outside of Washington DC) from March 9th – 12th 2022.

While the weekend will include a number of business meetings, tourism events, and socials, the highlight of the event is the John J. Pershing Memorial Drill Competition. Here, Riflemen, Angels, and Blackjacks from around the country will compete against each other in numerous regulation and exhibition drill events. Please read more below or view our schedule of events to learn more!


BGSU also helps with color guards as requested through businesses/organizations. It is a great way to build comradery and to learn to develop a command presence in order to help Cadets and other individuals in the future. Being a part of Pershing Rifles is a great way to create life long friendships and memories!

Updated: 10/24/2022 12:41PM