The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit recognized Gene Clark, gunsmith for the AMU since 1988.
Clark did extensive testing and research and development on the M-249 SAW, 242 chain gun and the M-9 pistol.
He was also a primary contributor in the development of the modified M-16A2. His work over the years has played a vital role in the overall development of the AR-15 in Service Rifle and other performance uses. His work contributed greatly to the advancements that took the M16A2 from a “rack grade” rifle to a precision platform. Free float tubes, chamber and barrel design, and the construction of the first SDM rifles were created in large part to Mr. Clark’s expertise and effort. During his tenor, he also directly contributed to the improved sniper weapons system for the U.S. Army.