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US Army Reserve Marksmanship Training and Competitive Program: https://www.usar.army.mil/ARM/

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 prescribes responsibilities, policies, and procedures for the USAR in small arms marksmanship training and competition. It applies to USAR competitions from company or equivalent level through international level. The overall objectives of the program are to heighten interest and impose small arms marksmanship training. The purpose
of small arms marksmanship training is to provide the following:
a. Improve the skill of soldiers in use of their individual weapons.
b. Instill confidence in the soldier.
c. Provide mobilization/readiness assets for combat readiness.
d. Develop skilled marksmanship instructors to assist USAR units in training and annual qualifying programs.

The U.S. Army Reserve marksmanship unit and team is comprised of USAR soldiers performing duties in one or more of the following activities:

  • USAR Rifle Team (International, Service, and Shotgun)
  • USAR Pistol Team (International and Service)
  • USAR Marksmanship Mobile Training Team
  • USAR Marksmanship Public Affairs Program
  • Postal Match Program
  • USAR Marksmanship Special Projects. This includes Service Conditions (Combat), Action/Practical, and other activities.

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.

Visit our official page for more information: https://www.usar.army.mil/ARM/

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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