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Army Regulation 350–66, Small Arms Competitive Marksmanship Program directs small arms programs and competition within the entire US Army.

Army Regulation 140–1, Chapter 7 directs small arms programs and competition within the US Army Reserve.

Read the regs! There are many popular, persistent myths floating around that are taken as fact. Read what the facts actually are.

The US Army Reserve Marksmanship Training and Competitive Program represents the forefront of small arms skill in the Reserves 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.

There are four teams that make up the Program under US Army Reserve Command: the Combat Team, Service Rifle Team, Service Pistol Team and Mobile Training Team.

  • The Combat Team fires rack grade, military issue small arms in a variety of tactical scenarios at NATO-recognized National and International events.
  • The Service Rifle Team is a group of precision rifle marksmen competing in Across The Course (High Power) National Match Course and Long Range events. Events are conducted under NRA and CMP rules and use accurized service rifles and match rifles with iron and optical sights and are shot from 200 to 1000 yards.
  • The Service Pistol Team is comprised of precision pistol marksmen firing .22, 9mm and .45 service and match pistols. National Match Course events held conducted under NRA and CMP rules use precision targets out to fifty yards.
  • The Mobile Training Team is comprised of instructors, most of them having experience with the three competitive teams, conducting small arms training for the Army Reserve.

The teams recently moved from Fort Gillem, Georgia to their new home at the 416th TEC in Darien, Illinois. Under the direction of COL Jim Murphy and COL Denise Loring, the teams are competing at Camp Robinson, Camp Perry, Fort Benning and Quantico, VA, as well as conducting training for Reservists where and when needed.

Army Regulation 140–1 requires that a newsletter entitled Army Reserve Marksman be published by OCAR (Office of the Chief, Army Reserve) to keep all Soldiers of the Reserve informed about marksmanship.

Quoting directly from the regulation:

Chapter 7
Marksmanship Training and Competitive Program

7–2. Responsibilities
a. The Chief, Army Reserve, will—
(12) Publish the Army Reserve Marksmanship (ARM) Newsletter.

Despite this published regulation requirement ARM has been out of circulation for decades. This website attempts to rectify that oversight.

Note: This website and domain is provided and paid for out of pocket by individual members of the US Army Reserve Marksmanship Training and Competitive Program. It is not funded, supported, officially endorsed or recognized by OCAR (Office of the Chief, Army Reserve) nor by the Army Reserve Public Affairs Office.

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  1. You can also learn more about the history of the USAR Shooting Teams at USAR Shooting Teams Alumni Association website.

  2. […] the authors of this paper failed to mention the US Army Reserve Marksmanship Training and Competitive Program (who largely staffed the Small Arms Readiness Group back when it used to be effective and […]

  3. […] NOTE: Due to a series of poorly conceived and badly timed reorganization efforts, a number of personnel with no previous formal, high-level marksmanship experience were placed in command of SARG. The competitive shooters comprising the SARG instructor body when it used to be effective were largely forced out and the SARG imploded into ineffective nothingness. Around 2010, SARG was rendered completely ineffective and now no longer exists. However, the original shooter-instructors that made the SARG effective continue to instruct via the Army Reserve Mobile Training Team as a component of the shooting teams, as directed by Army Regulation 140-1. […]

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