Black Jack (High School) Division

The JJPMDC BlackJack Division is open to All Services JROTC Units.  

     The National Society of Pershing Rifles, invites you to participate in the Black Jack Division of the National JJPM Drill Competition on Friday, 7 MAR 2025!  As you may know, the location of the JJP MDC changes each year, with this years event being held in:

Wilmington, NC!

Your school is being invited on behalf of the The National Society of Blackjacks, which is the high school arm of the fraternal Pershing family of organizations. It serves as a National Honor Society for cadets enrolled in the JROTC and military school programs of the United States Armed Forces. Additional information about the Black Jacks can be found at https://www.pershingblackjacks.org/ and we hope to speak with instructors from your school about how you can create a Black Jacks unit within your JROTC unit.

  The JJPMDC takes place during the Pershing Rifles (P/R) National Convention (NATCON). We hope that you will not only participate in the drill competition, but will also take full advantage of the location, and incorporate some of the many educational opportunities that this location affords your cadets. Additionally, all Black Jack units/members are invited to participate in the Saturday Evening Pershing Military Ball with the Pershing Rifles and the Pershing Angels (our Sister Sorority).

  Participants in Regulation Drill should wear their branches Military Class A or B Uniform with decorations. Teams participating in Exhibition Drill may use the teams special drill uniforms during those performances. The schedule of events for each school registered should be completed NLT 5 Mar 2025. To have an event there must be at least one school competing for that event or the event will be cancelled.

     The Registration Form is not yet available, but when it is online  you’ll find it -> Here <-,
Other information about NATCON (such as lodging and the Saturday evening Ball) can be found –> HERE <–
The SOP will be available -> HERE <- .

Suspense to register for this event is expected to be NLT 15 FEB 2025.
The registration fee will be $175.00 per Black Jack/JROTC unit/school to register.

     In addition to the planned categories, there will be a Special scoring category and Trophy, only for Black Jack Units. For planning purposes, the categories planned (which may change) for the Drill Meet are:

a. Color Guard
b. Platoon Regulation Drill, Armed
c. Squad Regulation Drill, Armed
d. Exhibition Drill, Armed
e. Solo Armed Exhibition
f. Duet Armed Exhibition
g. Individual Drill, Regulation, Knockout

     We hope you will join us and we look forward to seeing your unit on 7 MAR 2025. If you have any questions concerning the drill competition, or about how to get a Black Jacks unit started within your JROTC Unit, please contact us at blackjacks @nspraa.org or 540-270-7914.

For drill SOP related specific questions, please contact blackjacks@nspraa.org and for NATCON general & registration inquiries, please contact: Operations@ThePRGroup.org.