The annual Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration (CAFSAC) was held at the Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre through September 20, 2014. The event is an international marksmanship event organized by the Canadian Army on behalf of the Chief of the Defence Staff and is designed to enhance shooting skills on various standard and dynamic ranges.
CAFSAC was first organized by the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association in La Prairie, Quebec in 1868 before moving to the Rideau Ranges, and later, to the Rockcliffe Ranges in the Ottawa area. The event has been held at the Connaught Ranges since 1921. Over 550 shooters and supporting staff participated this year, with teams representing active and reserve units, Canadian Ranger Patrol Groups, several Canadian police forces, as well as international teams from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
“CAFSAC is essential as it provides a venue for military personnel to test and hone their core soldier skills, combat fitness, and marksmanship.” said Lieutenant-General Marquis Haines, Commander Canadian Army. Major-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, Commander Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, added, “The Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration was created to improve marksmanship and small arms proficiency by providing a national-level event that develops a cadre of credible marksmanship experts. These core skills are essential for members of the Canadian Armed Forces and form the basis of having a well-led, well-prepared, and well-trained military.”
This year marks the return of the USAR Marksmanship Program to international combat competition and they did so becoming the CAFSAC 2014 Open Class Winning Four Man Pistol Team
MSG Espinosa, CW2 Knote, SSG Godel, and CPT Conners
MSG Espinosa was the 2014 CAFSAC Pistol Champion
High Overall Pistol Trophy