With a prestigious 178 year history, the National Lancers of today hold many of the same values and traditions that have enabled the troop to aspire to the level that it has over its many years of existence. The Lancers have been in many campaigns representing both the Commonwealth and the Union and have developed a high sense of duty, courage and honor throughout their endeavors. These ideals, bound by integrity, have been woven into the modern-day Lancer.

The troop is based in Framingham, Massachusetts where they participate in an active training schedule. Weekly muster is held on the main parade field to support the many parades, ceremonies, lance drills and honor guard performances that the troop participates in throughout the Commonwealth.