USAR Combat Team member 1LT Curtis Brotherston competed in the Precision Tactical 2-Rifle Championship in Raton, New Mexico on 8-9 July 2017 using both a precision bolt-action rifle and a tactical carbine while engaging targets out to 1000 yards. Curtis and other competitors engaged targets between various shooting positions while carrying all equipment used such as wind meters, binoculars, range finders, support bags in a pack while on the move with their rifles. Each stage of fire required the shooter to engage five long range rifle targets from 400 to 1000, while a various amount of carbine targets were engaged from arms length to 400 yards. Each shooting challenge was unique requiring the shooter to engage targets in unknown positions such as standing, over and under obstacles such as vehicles and through windows. Curtis is the first USAR-CMP member to attend a PRS match of this style and he placed a respectful 15th place among some world class athletes attendance. Match directors JJ and Denise Johnson are seasoned facilitators who always welcome military service members at all of their matches. More information can be found on their webpage.
The contact with competitors, facilitators and spectators in numerous different types of shooting sports is making known USARs participation outside of the traditional service marksmanship sport. Personal contact with young competitors and word of mouth has enormous potential for recruiting.
Event Media Outputs:
Website, Facebook, Match Photos
2017 was not as great as 2016. The USARCMP had a lot of great performances and amazing scores posted, including some that broke previous National records, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the tremendous season the Army Marksmanship Unit had.
One performance to highlight was that of SGT Nick Mowrer in the individual championship with a score of 998-49x. SGT Mowrer finished in 2nd place, a 3 Xs behind winner SFC Brandon Green.
Both shooters had broken a 23 year old record by 3 points! 3 Xs separated 1st and 2nd place at the completion of the 100 shot, 1000 point aggregate match.
MAJ Freeman made the President’s Hundred Shootoff.
The USARCMP took second place during the National Four Man Team Match.
It was a great season and we would like to congratulate all the teams and shooters on a job well done.
Time to start training for 2018!
second place four man team match
The USAR-CMP Combat Shooting Team commanded by LTC Scott Klawon and MSG Russel Moore sent MAJ Luke Gosnell to participate at the 3rd annual Shoot for the Gold Championship on 22-23 July 2017 that benefitted the Special Olympics in Kansas. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #21 and the Overland Park Police Department hosted the charity match with pro shooter Dillen Easley as the match director and Bryan Corry as stage builder and designer. This championship event was a time, plus penalty eight stage 3-Gun match located in within 100 miles of both Ft. Leavenworth and Ft. Riley.
Luke took home a gold medal winning 1st in the pistol caliber carbine division and placing 2nd overall behind Taran Butler who won practical division. In attendance was USAR Soldier SFC Terry Lauwers from HHC, 102nd Training Division, Ft. Leonard Wood who placed 4th in Unlimited division and 15th overall.
Participation in action shooting events allows service members to network, exchange skillsets and then take the knowledge gained back to their home units and disseminate the skills down. USAR-CMP represents the forefront of small arms skill in the Army Reserve and are the only formally proven and acknowledged experts on the proper use and training of small arms across the force. These shooter-instructors are some of the world’s best trained small arms marksmen, conducting small arms training, hosting marksmanship events and competing at major venues throughout the United States and abroad.
Army Regulation 140–1, Chapter 7 directs small arms programs and competition within the US Army Reserve.
Event Media Outputs:
Shoot for the Gold Website, Facebook, Results
Soldiers interested in joining the U.S. Army Reserve Combat Marksmanship Program are encouraged to find out more online at https://armyreservemarksman.info
At the CMP Nationals (Rifle), for the President’s Trophy Rifle match the USARCMP had 13 team members place in the President’s Hundred, including SFC Probst who received his tab for the first time.
The USARCMP had 2 team members, SSG Morris and MAJ Freeman, compete in the top 20 shoot-off.
MAJ Freeman finished 4th overall out of the 1107 competitors.
Congratulations to all of our shooters and good luck tomorrow in the National Trophy match.
Shoot Like A Legend!
MAJ Freeman’s shoot-off target below
USAR Combat Marksmanship Team member Luke Gosnell participated in the Kansas State USPSA Sectional on July 8th and claimed the first ever title of State Champion in the provisional Pistol Caliber Carbine division. Luke was very recently stationed at Fort Leavenworth, KS to begin attending the Command and General Staff College. The event consisted of 10 courses of fire and was held at the Mill Creek Practical Shooting League in Desoto, KS.
Pictured above from left to right. Limited Division Champion, 1LT Casey Ryan, of the USAF Action Shooting Team, SSG Andrew Jarvis from the NEARNG, and MAJ Luke Gosnell, 2nd Place PCC and Kansas State Champion.