FY2013 Summary

2013 All Army

I am very pleased to let you know that members of the USAR Marksmanship Team just won virtually every match at the US Army Long Range Championships.

MSG Anderson won 4 out of 5 of the matches. The matches were shot from 800 to 1000 yards. He was firing the Army’s new XM 2010 Sniper Rifle. He was crowned the US Army Long Range Champion. He outperformed Snipers from many Infantry units in the Active Army and National Guard. MSG Anderson and SFC Lewis also received 3rd place in the Open Division Team Match.

SGM Mauer and SFC Gervasio won the Army Long Range Team Championship. We were firing M24 Sniper Rifles at 1000 yards in the team match. We now have the #1 Long Range Individual Champion and the #1 Long Range 2 Man Team in the entire Army.

A full report on All Army and Long Range will follow.

ALL ARMY

ARCD TEAM 2ND PLACE PISTOL TEAM

ARCD TEAM 3RD PLACE COMBINED ARMS (CQB)

ARCD TEAM 5TH PLACE OVERALL

SFC BUOL 2ND PLACE PISTOL, 2ND PLACE COMBINED ARMS, 2ND PLACE OVERALL

SFC LEWIS 13TH PLACE OVERALL

SFC PARKER-EARNED 10 POINTS TOWARDS DISTIN-GUISHED PISTOL BADGE

The US Army Long Range Championships were fired at ranges of 800, 900 and 1000 yards. Soldiers either fired the M24 Sniper Rifle(.308) or the XM 2010 Sniper Rifle (.300 WIN MAG). On day 1 and day 2, individual matches were fired at 800, 900 and 1000 yards. On day 3, Soldiers fired an individual 1000 yard match and teams fired a 1000 yard team match.

MSG Norman Anderson (4th BN ARCD) was the overall match winner with a score of 1045 with 58 x’s out of a possible 1050 points. MSG Anderson and SFC Lewis also earned 3rd Place in the Open category of the Team Championships. They fired a 148 with 6 x’s .

SGM Mauer and SFC Gervasio earned 1st Place honors for ARCD in the Army Long Range Team Match (Service Rifle Category) fir-ing the M24 Sniper Rifle with a score of 143 and 3 x’s.

The All Army Small Arms Championships consisted of matches with the M16A4 and the M9 along with Combined Arms Matches utilizing both weapons in a Close Quarters Battle scenario. ARCD Soldiers excelled in many of the matches conducted at the All Army Small Arms Cham-pionships. SFC John Buol earned 2nd Place Overall and also was 2nd Place in Pistol and 2nd Place in Combined Arms.

The ARCD Team finished 2nd Place in Pistol, 3rd Place in Combined Arms (Close Quar-ter) and 5th Place Overall.

Service Pistol

2013 Interservice Pistol Event Accomplishments (team and individual wins, awards earned, personnel trained, etc.): Team .22 Match, 2nd place Team .45 Match, 2nd place Team Overall Aggregate, 3rd place

Individual SFC Keith Sanders, 3rd Overall Individual Aggregate

2013 National Matches – Pistol

The Army Reserve Marksmanship Program Service Pistol Team wrapped up the National Rifle Association and Civilian Marksmanship Program National Matches at Camp Perry.

Starting with the NRA events, two ARMP members made the cut for the Mayleigh Challenge, a pistol team match open to one team of ten firing members and two alternates from each nation. From the ARMP, MSG Robert Mango was a firing member and SFC Stephen Spencer was selected as an alternate. In the Center Fire individual championship, SFC Keith Sanderson took second overall. SFC Sanderson would go on to take the Army Reserve Pistol Trophy, awarded to the high scoring Army Reservist in the NRA National Pistol Championships.

In NRA Team events, USAR Black, the ARMP’s top team, was High Master Service Team in the .22 and Center Fire events.

ARMP members also competed in the Harry Reeves Revolver Match. MSG Robert Kolesar won the High Service award, beating out all other military shooters in the event. Both MSG Kolesar and CPT Thomas Bourne earned “leg” points toward the Distinguished Revolver award.

The CMP Nationals immediately followed the NRA events. The first individual event, the President’s Trophy match, established by 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904, recognizes the top 100 competitors. MSG Mango, SFC Sanderson, MSG Kolesar, and SFC Spencer made the President’s Hundred.

MSG Mango would go on to win the General Custer Trophy and U.S. Army Reserve Memorial Trophy for his overall victory in the National Trophy Individual championship. He would also lead USAR Black to winning the U.S. Coast Guard Memorial Trophy for the National Trophy Team match. “These are my favorite national events to shoot,” MSG Mango commented, “I’ve always liked these matches.”

ARMP is now under the 416th Theater Engineer Command and CSM Robert Stanek attended the awards ceremonies. The Civilian Marksmanship Program had CSM Stanek present a series of awards at the conclusion of the Nationals.

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