SACRA Promo Video

A promotional video from some fellow military marksmen conducting the South African Combat Rifle Association service conditions matches at the General De Wet Range near Bloemfontein.

More info:
https://armyreservemarksman.info/tag/sacra/

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EIC at BWC

FORT BRAGG, N.C. —


Master Sgt. Russell Moore, combat heavy engineer, 416th Theater Engineer Command of Darien, Illinois, NCOIC USARCMP Service Conditions/Combat Team conducts a safety briefing before the Combat Pistol Excellence in Competition event at the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, June 10, 2018. This year’s Best Warrior Competition will determine the top noncommissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier who will represent the U.S. Army Reserve in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this year at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Anshu Pandeya) (Released) (Photo by Sgt. Anshu Pandeya)


Sgt. 1st Class Chris Volmer, Fox Company, 3rd Battalion, 415th Infantry Regiment, 95th Training Division of Boise, Idaho and USARCMP member demonstrates weapon handling during a safety briefing before the Combat Pistol Excellence in Competition event at the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, June 10, 2018. This year’s Best Warrior Competition will determine the top noncommissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier who will represent the U.S. Army Reserve in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this year at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Anshu Pandeya) (Released) (Photo by Sgt. Anshu Pandeya)

Noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted Soldiers competing in this year’s U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition will not only have the opportunity to be the Best Warrior, but also to accrue points to earn a rare distinction in the Excellence in Competition Program.

Gen. Phillip H. Sheridan implemented the EIC program in 1884 to cultivate the Army’s tactical proficiency and lethality of force.

“It was started to improve marksmanship training techniques, improve weapon and ammunition capabilities, raise proficiency of service rifle and service pistol throughout the Army, provide an opportunity to excel through competition, and establish a basis for quality marksmanship instructions. And that’s pretty much the way it is now,” explained Roscoe Castle, EIC custodian at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Civilians and service members alike are eligible to compete, though the two populations earn separate badges. Soldiers can only earn the Distinguished Marksmanship Badge by competing in Excellence in Competition matches for rifle or pistol. Competitors must accumulate 30 points throughout three competition tiers to earn a Distinguished Badge. Soldiers earn their first 10 points in Tier 1 to receive the Bronze EIC Badge. The top 10 percent of Best Warrior competitors at the combat pistol EIC event will earn this badge.

Soldiers must earn their next 10 points in Tier 2 to receive the Silver EIC Badge, and Soldiers who earn the final 10 in Tier 3, totaling 30 points, receive the Distinguished Badge. Soldiers can also compete in intercontinental events for an international badge. To date, the Army has only awarded badges to 1,856 pistol shooters and 3,389 rifle shooters. Only 438 marksman have earned both honors, and there are just 16 awardees in the history of the competition who have all three.

“It’s a permanent-wear badge issued by the Department of Army with a set of orders that permanently replaces your marksmanship badge, in this case, for pistol,” said Master Sgt. Russell Moore, a combat-heavy engineer for the 416th Theater Engineer Command based in Darien, Illinois, and noncommissioned officer in charge of the Best Warrior pistol match.

“You don’t see them (EIC badges) very much. Everyone says, ‘You can’t be wearing that foreign device.’” Moore explained to the competitors. As one of the few Soldiers who has earned distinguished badges in both categories, Moore told the competitors to respond, “Hey, sergeant major. It’s one of the oldest devices in the United States Army.”

This year’s Army Reserve BWC will determine the top noncommissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier who will represent the U.S. Army Reserve in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this year at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. But even if Reserve competitors don’t advance to the Army-wide competition, they still have the special opportunity to receive the EIC Bronze Badge and the points toward earning the rare Distinguished Marksmanship Badge.

http://www.usar.army.mil/News/Display/Article/1546973/best-warriors-compete-to-earn-rare-marksmanship-badge/

AFSAM 2018

LTC Klawon (OIC) and MSG Burdette (NCOIC) led two teams to the 2018 Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting at Camp Robinson.

USAR Gold Team was SGT Mercer, SSG Godel, SGT Hall, and SGT Halley. USAR Blue Team was WO2 Knote, SGT Walsh, SFC Braden, and MSG Burdette.

Team Results

Bianchi Battle, USAR Gold took 1st place.
Combined Arm Barricade, USAR Gold took 3rd place.
Infantry Trophy, USAR Gold took 2nd place.
Anti-Body Armor, USAR Gold took 3rd place.
Falling Plates, USAR Gold took 3rd place.

RT3195 Know your limits, USAR Blue team was 4th place

USAR Service Conditions Team

USAR Service Conditions Team at awards ceremony

Individual Results

SGT Hall was 1st place RI 3350 Combat Rifleman.

SGT Hall HOA rifle

SGT Mercer earned 10 EIC points pistol and 10 EIC points rifle and went Double Distinguished. WO2 Knote earned six more pistol EIC points.

Army Reserve Soldiers advance skills through competition

EIC matches are not something most Soldiers have heard of, let alone competed in. In fact, “a lot of Soldiers, especially Army Reserve Soldiers, don’t know the world of competitive shooting even exists,” said U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Bradford Griffith, who is a noncommissioned officer on the 108th Training Command (IET) drill sergeant recruiting team out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

As a competitive shooter for the U.S. Army Reserve Service Pistol Team, Griffith is passionate about marksmanship and urged some fellow Soldiers to come to the 2018 All Army with him. “I consider pistol marksmanship to be one of my favorite things in life, so I feel like that’s a big thing I can contribute to my unit and make them more lethal in marksmanship.”

His personal passion for marksmanship is in step with U.S. Army Reserve top leadership, and something he said he takes personal responsibility in. “LTG [Charles D.] Luckey, the chief of the Army Reserve, has been very clear on his guidance and that is to make the force more lethal, and that’s kind of been my personal charge,” said the Soldier who once served as an Army Reserve drill sergeant.

So with the goal of teaching others through experience, Griffith put together a team of former drill sergeants and a drill sergeant candidate to compete and get the full All Army experience.


U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Bradford Griffith, who is assigned to the 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training) out of Charlotte, North Carolina, checks his teammates hits at the bullseye match during the 2018 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia March 11-18, 2018.
Griff

http://www.usar.army.mil/News/Display/Article/1483445/army-reserve-soldiers-advance-skills-through-competition/

2018 USAR Midwestern: Wrap Up

Thanks to CSM Ted L. Copeland, Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve, for attending the 2018 USAR Midwestern Small Arms Championships. And thank you to all the Soldiers that competed and supported this event.

Event info and results:
https://armyreservemarksman.info/2018-usar-midwestern/

Photo Album

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The 2018 USAR Midwestern Small Arms Championships was designed to enhance combat marksmanship skills, recognize individual and team achievement, and to develop marksmanship trainers. Service Conditions matches enable Warriors to concentrate solely on marksmanship training under competitive conditions.

Individual Rifle

Rifle Match 1
3rd Place: SFC Mohamad Affandy
2nd Place: SFC John Furgiuele
1st Place: SFC Cheryl Morris

Rifle Match 2
3rd Place: SFC Timothy Mcdonald
2nd Place: CW3 Joseph Hayes
1st Place: SFC John Furgiuele

Rifle Match 321
3rd Place: CW3 Joseph Hayes
2nd Place: SSG Timothy Miller
1st Place: SFC John Furgiuele

Rifle Individual Championship Match
3rd Place: SFC Mohamad Affandy
2nd Place: CW3 Joseph Hayes
1st Place: SFC John Furgiuele


Individual Pistol

Pistol Match 1
3rd Place: CW4 Jerry Mannes
2nd Place: SSG Robert Thompson
1st Place: MAJ Tyler Waterhouse

Pistol Match 2
3rd Place: PFC Maxwell Schumer
2nd Place: SSG Robert Thompson
1st Place: MAJ Tyler Waterhouse

Pistol Match 221:
3rd Place: SSG Christopher Waite
2nd Place: MAJ Tyler Waterhouse
1st Place: SFC Bradford Griffith

Pistol Individual Championship
3rd Place: SSG Christopher Waite
2nd Place: SSG Robert Thompson
1st Place: MAJ Tyler Waterhouse

Other Individual Awards
Top Career Counselor
2nd place: SFC Cheryl Morris
1st place: SFC John Furgiuele

Top Drill Sergeant
2nd place SFC Craig Butler
1st place SFC Timothy Mcdonald

Combined Arms Individual Champion
Aggregate score of all the matches fired with the rifle and the pistol.
3rd Place: SFC Cheryl Morris
2nd Place: SFC John Furgiuele
1st Place: MAJ Tyler Waterhouse

Team Matches

Pistol Team Champion
Aggregate score of all Shooting Team Members for the individual pistol matches and the Team Pistol Match. All Team members stand and be recognized.

3rd place team
2-338 TSBN
SSG Waite (Team Captain)
SSG Wasson
SSG Gangler
SGT Richardson

2nd Place Team
2nd BN Knights
SFC Frazier (Team Captain)
SFC Henning
SFC Vardalis
SFC Rodriquez, Samuel

1st place team
Slayer
MAJ Rodriquez (Team Captain)
MAJ Waterhouse
CW3 Hayes
MSG Phoenix

Rifle Team Champion
Aggregate score of all Shooting Team Members for the individual rifle matches and the Rifle Team match.

3rd place team
Wolverines 1
MSG Dickey
SFC Tennant (Team Captain)
SFC McDonald
SFC David

2nd Place Team
643rd Bravo
SFC Affandy
SSG Turull
SPC Cayten
SPC Ellis

1st place team
Slayer
MAJ Rodriquez (Team Captain)
MAJ Waterhouse
CW3 Hayes
MSG Phoenix

Overall Team Champions
Aggregate score of all Shooting Team Members for all matches fired.

3rd place team
2nd BN Knights
SFC Frazier (Team Captain)
SFC Henning
SFC Vardalis
SFC Rodriquez

2nd Place Team:
643rd Bravo
SFC Affandy
SSG Turull
SPC Cayten
SPC Ellis

1st place team
Slayer
MAJ Rodriquez, Daniel (Team Captain)
MAJ Waterhouse
CW3 Hayes
MSG Phoenix

2018 All Army results

Three Army Reservists had outstanding performances at the 2018 All Army Small Arms Championships. SSG Fuentes took 1st place Multi-Gun and was the High Reservist. 1LT Brotherston took 2nd in Multi-Gun.

brotherston rosendorn fuentes

SFC Rosendorn earned his final points needed to become a Distinguished Pistol Shot. SFC Parker also earned more rifle leg points.

rosendorn

For Team events, Army Reserve Careers Division led by SGM Mauer was the High Reserve team.
ARCD

They were followed by USACAPOC (A) led by CSM Running.

usacapoc

ARCD USACPOC

2018 AFSAM program

From Service Conditions-Combat Team OIC, LTC Scott D. Klawon

2018 Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting
https://www.scribd.com/document/371792432/2018-Wpw-Afsam-Small-Arms-Omp-30-Jan-18

https://ngmtc.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/2018-wpw-afsam-cngb/

Even if you are not on the list to go use this to train for those matches to prepare for the training / team selection event. We may be able to bring a few more based on funding.