scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,188
Gen John J Black Jack Pershing General John Pershing was one of the greatest military commanders and leaders of the last century His dedication to his men his job his loyalty to country and his sense of honor created one of the best leaders our country has ever seen John J Pershing was born on 13 Sept 1860 to the son of a railroad section boss in Laclede Linn County Missouri He was born to a family of Alsatian origins originally spelling their name Pfirsching At 17 Pershing begins teaching at a Negro school in Laclede to help the family finances which were still reeling from the depression of 1873 In 1879 Pershing moves to Prairie Mound school district 10 miles away to teach in a more prestigious school In 1881 Pershing finishes first out of sixteen applicants in a competitive examination for an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point After attending a tutoring academy run by former Confederate officer Colonel Caleb Huse for six months Pershing enters the USMA In June of 1886 Pershing graduates as First Captain ranking 30th in his class of 77 Although not an especially outstanding student he was noted early on by officers for his leadership qualities He was elected president of the class of 1886 and each year held the highest rank in the Cadet Battalion Pershing commanded the Corps of Cadets when it crossed the Hudson from West Point to Garrison to stand and present arms while the funeral train of Ulysses S Grant passed by It was at West Point that he receives his nickname Black Jack MILITARY SERVICE In September 1886 2nd Lt Pershing reports for duty with 6th Cavalry at Fort Bayard New Mexico He also participated in the tragic Wounded Knee campaign Pershing is then assigned to the University of Nebraska as Professor of Military Science and Tactics He serves for four years meeting
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA