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Change is coming. The U.S. Army Reserve needs to prepare now.
While it hasn’t received as much attention as the new Army physical fitness evaluation, the 40 targets on the rifle marksmanship range are also about to be engaged in a more combat-focused manner.
The U.S. Army released a set of Training Circulars that redacted the previous doctrine and established a new way to teach small arms skills. That was back in FY2016. If you or other Army personnel are still discussing “four fundamentals”, using silhouette targets for zeroing, and not implementing a Shot Process with a Peer and/or Experienced Coach, you’re three years behind the power curve.
This new doctrine is also redacting old qualifications with a more difficult and realistic course. TC 3-20.40 is pending publication and it revamps all individual weapon qualifications. Another Training Circular soon to follow will do the same with crew-served weapons.
The Army Reserve Marksmanship Program has already created material to help. The Army Reserve Marksman newsletter has article discussing this new doctrine. The World-wide Chief, Army Reserve Postal Matches has courses that can be conducted during routine group/zero and qualification without additional resources, making it an easy, fast, inexpensive, and effective way to practice the new doctrine and prepare for the new qualification.
Download the current Training Circulars and prepare today.
Members of the 389th Engineer Battalion from HHC, FSC, and the 411th Engineer Company conducted the EIC Postal Match for members of their units during the conduct of their qualification.
Congratulations to Jesse Campbell for winning the overall and high optic division and thanks to CPT Pierson (CO and Range Officer for the event) and 1SG Losen for hosting this for their Soldiers.
All Soldiers in the Army Reserve are eligible and encouraged to host and participate in these events.
Here is an advance list of dates for this year’s Winston P. Wilson Championships and the Chief of National Guard Bureau Postal Match Phase 3:
WPW Sniper Championship: 21-27 April 2017 (Fort Chaffee, AR)
WPW Small Arms Championship: 29 April-04 May 2017
Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting: 25 April-05 May 2017
WPW Machine Gun Championship: 20-26 May 2017
CNGB Postal PH 3: 20-26 May 2017
The Official Match Program is on schedule to be release on 15 January 2017. We are new accepting Letters of Intent for state team participation; the dead-line for letters will be 15 February 2017. The window to submit CNGB Postal match scores and targets is still open. These can be submitted until 15 April 2017. Contact your State Marksmanship Coordinator for more information on attending these National Guard premier marksmanship competitions.
The U.S. Army Reserves has been a staunch supporter of organized marksmanship events throughout the force. Regulation supports competition shooting at all levels, starting at the unit level with the annual USAR Postal Match (https://armyreservemarksman.info/postal-match/) all the way up to federally-required marksmanship events (under Title 36, Section 40725 of the U.S. Code) represented by the U.S. Army Reserve Marksmanship Program.
In light of this continued support, SGM James Mauer of the USAR Army Reserve Careers Division and Marksmanship Program presents the official head gear worn by all USAR Marksmanship Program members to CSM Michael Schultz for continued support.
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Schultz, the 11th command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve, and Sgt. Maj. James Mauer, USAR Army Reserve Careers Division and Marksmanship Program are pictured.