US Army Reserve Service Rifle Team member Master Sergeant Thomas Gerner, of East Palestine, Ohio, is the NRA Indoor Conventional Position Smallbore Rifle High Service Champion, placing sixth in a field of 288 competitors at the national event.
The NRA Indoor Conventional Position Smallbore Rifle tournament is a 800 point aggregate, four position rifle match. The full results are here:
Applications are now open for a pair of ROTC-exclusive scholarships for cadets enrolled at accredited 4-year colleges and universities. Two, $500 scholarships will be awarded in June to a pair of cadets who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and exemplary leadership skills within their cadre.
"We wanted to do something that would help bring attention to the young men and women who are dedicating a portion of their college years to helping serve their country as well as their local college campus," Eric Schepps of AmmoMan.com said. "We realize a lot of these men and women will go on to serve their country through the military and that commitment to serve as well as their commitment to personal development is something we appreciate."
The inaugural ROTC Scholarships are open to cadets serving in any branch of ROTC so long as they maintain at least a 'B-average' in the classroom. But the winning applicants will be more than just bookworms; a letter must accompany eligible applications from cadre leadership describing the cadet's leadership abilities.
"Many cadets enjoy the benefits of paid tuition if they commit to serve active duty military for four years after graduation but we realize that there are a lot more expenses and opportunities available to college-aged students than just inside the classroom. Further, there are a number of students who don't receive full tuition and are active leaders among their ROTC peers. It is our hope to help these students get the most from their time in college and recognize their dedication."
About AmmoMan.com: AmmoMan.com is among the oldest online ammo retailers on the web with an online history dating back to the late 90's. Based in New Jersey, AmmoMan.com's ROTC Scholarship is making its debut in 2014 as part of what the retailer hopes will be an annual and increasing effort to recognize our nation's future leaders.
R-Games: Military Athletic Competition
Dates: Saturday, April 26, 2014 – 07:00 to 17:00.
Event Location: MCB Quantico, Quantico,
A one-day military skills competition open to all serving Reservists designed to separate the citizen from the warrior and name the toughest Reservist in uniform. Three person teams will compete across service, rank, age and gender.