About

OUR MISSION

STAFF

  • Continue to foster the spirit of friendship among alumni, undergraduate Pershing Riflemen, and the Reserve Officers Training Corps of the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  • Maintain and pass on the traditions and history of the Pershing Rifles, and coordinate the delivery of these traditions to undergraduate Pershing Rifles units.
  • Maintain direct support to the undergraduate Pershing Rifles and assist in the stability of the Pershing Rifles into the future.
  • Serve as facilitators and counselors to active Pershing Rifles units as may be appropriate.
  • Maintain and sustain a positive image of the Pershing Rifles in the community and across the nation.
  • Maintain a continuing and mutually beneficial relationship with the National Society of Pershing Angels, and
  • Support the National Society of Pershing Angels within our capabilities and as may be requested and appropriate.
President

Walter D Jackson III is the current National President of the National Society of Pershing Rifles Alumni Association. He became a member of Pershing Rifles in 1981, and is a graduate of Morgan State University. He is the pastor of Orangeville United Methodist Church and St. Matthews United Methodist Church. Walter also works for the Community Action Partnership of Baltimore City. He and his wife and family currently reside in Elkridge, Maryland.

Vice President

Brian R. Cox is the current NSPRAA Vice President, in charge of administration and finance. He was initiated into the National Society of Pershing Rifles in the spring of 2003 and is a 2005 graduate of Morgan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Print Journalism. He is also a 2011 graduate of the University of Maryland with a master of business administration (MBA). He is the co-owner of Coalition Travel Group, a specialty and group travel company, and resides in Silver Spring, MD.

First Vice President-Staff & Ops

Willis Madden was initiated into the Pershing Rifles in the Fall of 1986, at Company Oscar – 4th Regiment at Virginia State University, where he held a number of staff positions inclusing CO, XO and S-1.

Commissioning as an Army 2LT in 1991, he embarked upon his military career by entering the Aviation Branch, attending OBC and Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training at Ft Rucker Alabama, becoming a Scout Pilot. Stationed at Ft Wainwright in the 6th ID, Willis was part of the 4th SQN, 9th CAV, Buffalo Soldiers! Subsequent postings found him at Ft Hood with the 13th COSCOM, and the 1ST CAV, before moving to the Transportation Branch after which he commanded in the 13 CSB at Ft Benning.

He moved into Functional Area 49, Operations Research, Systems Analysis at Ft Lee before moving to Ft Knox, and the Pentagon. He has Commanded, and held many staff positions, working with the United States Recruiting Command, the United States Army Reserve Command, and on the Department of the Army Staff with the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve. Retiring in 2011, Willis continued his service to his country as a contractor with ASM Research, where he currently supports the Army at the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).

Willis has also worked with several Community organizations in addition to the Pershing Rifles, to include the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of America, American Legion, AUSA, and has been Chair of two 501-C-3 Non-Profit organizations. He and his wife Charlotte Madden currently reside in King and Queen County., and has 5 children, 2 currently serving in the Army.

Expansion Officer

Jamar Littlejohn, born in Jacksonville, FL, was initiated into the Pershing Rifles in the Fall of 2009 at Company Charlie-16 at Florida A&M University (FAMU). He graduated B.S. in Architectural Studies, a M.B.A. with a concentration in Project Management and was commissioned in April 2011 into the Georgia Army National Guard (GAARNG) through the Army ROTC program at FAMU.

Prior to commissioning, Littlejohn was an enlisted soldier of the Florida Army National Guard for ten years reaching the rank of Sergeant before becoming an SMP Candidate. He is currently the company commander of the HHC 177th Brigade Engineer Battalion.

Communications Officer

Teon Singletary is from the small town of Trio, SC. He was initiated in the Pershing Rifles in spring of 2006 at Company Kilo-4 at South Carolina State University. He graduated from South Carolina with the degree of computer science and commissioned from ROTC Bulldog Battalion in 2009. He is currently working towards achieving his Masters in Information Technology Management with Webster University. He is currently the Commander of the Andrews Army National Guard Armory in Andrews, SC.

Singletary owns a local company called SP Serves LLC, dealing with the background of graphics and web site designing. He also is an author/book publisher and Motivational Speaker. He is a member of multiple community organizations working on bridging the gap with youth and the elderly.