Who We Are

The Pershing Foundation was first established by alumni members of the National Society of Pershing Rifles, and holds the core values of the Society as its own.  We believe the values represented in the Society's colors form the basis from which strong leadership traits can be developed. All of our programs are designed to reinforce these values while providing educational services and exposing students to morally responsible, successful leaders in the private and public sectors.

The symbolism inherent to the Pershing Rifles crest is representative of our commitment to leadership, academic scholarship, and the profession of arms.

Although we do not exclusively support veterans organizations or the Reserve Officers Training Corps (R.O.T.C.) of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force our historical and traditional affiliation with the Pershing Rifles and its founder, General of the Armies John J. Pershing is not only important, but is in fact a cornerstone of our organization.

Our Mission

To preserve the history of the National Society of Pershing Rifles; to promote unique and innovative endeavors in youth leadership development, academic scholarship and military science; and to promote the legacy of General of the Armies of the United States John J. Pershing through service.

Our Vision

That America's youth mature and grow into the leaders of tomorrow, capable of meeting the challenges of an increasingly competitive global community, both on the battlefield and in the boardroom. We believe that a foundation in leadership, coupled with the core tenants of the professional, moral, and ethical values espoused by General Pershing and his legacy, the National Society of Pershing Rifles, is the best way to fulfill that vision.

Meet the Team

The Pershing Foundation is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.
Our staff volunteers their time to helping the next generation of American leaders achieve their full potential.

John Chatelain

Dr. John C. Chatelain


Rollyn Trueblood

LTC(R) Rollyn Trueblood


Brad Beasley

COL(R) Brad Beasley

Board of Directors

Sandy Pershing

Ms. Sandra Pershing

Director Emeritus

Patrick Higgins

MG(R) Patrick Higgins

Vice Chairman

Don Jacka

MG(R) Don Jacka

Board of Directors

Charlie Nahabedian

Mr. Charlie Nahabedian

Board of Directors

Chris Scheuermann

Mr. Chris Scheuermann

Chief Executive Officer
The Pershing Rifles Group

Mark Ludwig

Mr. Mark Ludwig, Esq.


Jack Lichtenstein

COL(R) Jack Lichtenstein

Board of Directors

Paul Wharton

COL(R) Paul Wharton

Board of Directors

David Poe Square

Mr. David Poe

Executive Director
The Pershing Foundation


The Foundation will regularly upload governing documents, meeting minutes, and financial reports to this page. If you have any questions about these documents or would like more information about something we've published here, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@pershingfoundation.org.