In 1964, a group of 30 ladies started a society at Morgan State College (now Morgan State University).  It was not until February 9, 1965, that they were recognized as what is now the ONLY national drill sorority, The National Society of Pershing Angels.  In doing so, these outstanding women became a part of CAPERS (Coed Affiliates of Pershing Rifles), organized at the University of Oklahoma in 1962 by the Kaydettes.

Pershing Angels functioned as a local entity until expanding to encompass other drill teams and Pershing Rifles Auxiliary groups at Company C-16, Florida A&M University, Company C-15, Norfolk State College (presently Co. R-4-5, Norfolk State University), Hampton (Institute) University, and Howard University.

Although CAPERS disbanded in the mid 1980's, Pershing Angels is still standing strong.  

To date, Pershing Angels & CAPERS have collectively touched the ladies of more than 40 Definitions of Mission


Members of the National Society of Pershing Angels have many opportunities to show their leadership skills, give back to the community through service, and most notably DRILL.

Pershing Angels can be members of all branches of the military.  NSPA values sisterhood, scholarship, service, leadership, personal and professional development, physical aptitude, and DRILL! 

Being a part of a sorority is an experience that offers young women the opportunity to learn about themselves and there sister to their left and right.  In addition to being supported by your local alumnae unit, Pershing Angels is special.  While traveling during various ROTC or military training sessions a Pershing Angels woman has the benefit of having a sister to connect with, no matter which unit they came from.

In addition to having sisters during collegiate years, membership offers a wide network of sisterhood both in the military and in civilian ranks.  These network connections help in achieving personal or professional goals.  When moving around the US or abroad, finding a sister, developing new friendships, and possibly joining or beginning a new alumnae unit in your area are all possibilities. 

Overall, Pershing Angels offers many opportunities for women who are either pursuing a career in the military, enjoy and have a passion for drill & ceremony, want to serve those in need, or want to learn and gain leadership skills which are valuable and relevant for women today.


  1. We have a passion for drill.
  2. We believe in the military and it’s values.
  3. We inspire each other and choose to impact our communities.
  4. We are leaders.
  5. We like to have fun while doing all of the above!


                                                                       Taken directly from Copyright(c) National Society of Pershing Angels

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