USAR 2017 Small Arms Championships Wrap Up

Congratulations to the 416th TEC team for sweeping ARSAC 2017.

Firing members SFC Martin Braden, SGT John Halley, SGT Jared Henderson, and SGT Andrew Newlon won every Team match. In addition SGT Newlon was the High Overall (non Pro class) winner followed by SGT Halley in third.

Army Reserve Marksman 2017 Small Arms Championship
416th TEC was the high overall team, high rifle and high pistol.

The firing members of the team were:

SFC Martin Braden from Meridian, ID
SGT John Halley from Winslow, AR
SGT Jared Henderson from Kuna, ID
SGT Andrew Newlon from Springfield, MO

SGT Newlon was first place (non-pro) and SGT Halley was third overall.

Army Reserve Small Arms Championship Final Results:
ARSAC-2017-final-results

USAR.mil news:
http://www.usar.army.mil/News/Article/1318059/416th-tec-marksmanship-team-rises-up-wins-competition/

DVIDS News:
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/248721/416th-tec-marksmanship-team-rises-up-wins-competition

Match Photo Album:

Army Reserve Marksman 2017 Small Arms Championship

USARCMP Instructor/Coach Photo Album:

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https://armyreservemarksman.info/usar-2017-small-arms-championships/

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Army Reserve Marksmanship Program Takes Two of Three at FORSCOM Competition

Members of the Army Reserve Marksmanship Program competed at the 2015 U.S. Army Forces Command Weapons Marksmanship Competition through September 23 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

“Every trooper has to be able to engage the enemy in combat. First round strikes matter. If I get first round strikes, that’s less ammo that I have to carry,” said CSM Scott Schroeder, the Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army Forces Command. “Congratulations to these fine Soldiers who prevailed and demonstrated their training proficiency and superior warrior skills during the 2015 FORSCOM Weapons Marksmanship Competition.”

While competition events recognize the best performances, their ultimate purpose is to function as program for teaching higher level skills to all personnel. According to CSM Schroeder, the goal of the competition was to “show the training possibilities that exist at their home station so they can integrate these things into their marksmanship training programs.”

The FORSCOM event represented all components of the U.S. Army. In the final tally US Army Reserve Competition Program members won two of the three events, with a USARCMP member placing second overall in the third event. In the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon category, Capt. Dustin Duncan, a Blackhawk helicopter trainer at the National Training Center was top overall. In M4 match, Capt. Kirk Freeman of the 518th Infantry Regiment and USARCMP member won. For M9 pistol, Master Sgt. Russell Moore, 416th Theater Engineer Command and USARCMP won.

From left, 2015 FORSCOM Marksmanship Competition winners Capt. Dustin Duncan (M249),  Capt. Kirk Freeman (M4), and Master Sgt. Russell Moore (M9.) Freeman and Moore are members of the USARCMP. Not pictured is Sgt. Ben Mercer of the USARCMP who finished second overall in the M249 event.

From left, 2015 FORSCOM Marksmanship Competition winners Capt. Dustin Duncan (M249), Capt. Kirk Freeman (M4), and Master Sgt. Russell Moore (M9.) Freeman and Moore are members of the USARCMP. Not pictured is Sgt. Ben Mercer of the USARCMP who finished second overall in the M249 event.

Army Reserve Marksmanship Program Competes in International Competition

Members of the Army Reserve Marksmanship Program competed at an international small arms competition in Canada on the Connaught Ranges on September 7-19 in Ottawa, Ontario.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Forces_Small_Arms_Concentration

The Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration (CAFSAC) is the largest Service Conditions match in Canada and is open to NATO allies. In addition to Canada Armed Forces regular and reserve personnel, the Canadian Rangers, British Army Combat Shooting Team and US Army Reserve Competition Marksmanship Program competed.

Service Conditions shooting emphasizes military skill and fitness. All shooting is done in issue uniform with full fighting order and done after some physical task, such as a road march, sprint, or obstacle course. Modern day Service Conditions matches have their beginning with the Commonwealth nations. The Dominion of Canada Rifle Association was founded in 1868 and incorporated by an Act of Parliament to promote and encourage the training of marksmanship throughout Canada. Bringing together thirty three independent rifle associations under one organization, the DCRA first had the Governor General, his Excellency Viscount Monck, as Patron of the Association, a position held to this day by the current Governor General.

As with nearly all organizations forming in this era, the first events were of the “round bull” conventional variety. In 1908 events featuring figure targets were introduced and Service Conditions became its own discipline. The targets used in competition look the same as qualification but feature score rings. Figure 11 targets are full sized silhouettes depicting an aggressive bayonet-wielding foe. Figure 12 targets have a similar aggressor but the target encompasses only the head and shoulders. Other targets include the Figure 14 (Sniper window target or “Hun’s Head”), Precision Target (same target size as the Figure 12, but with more outer score rings and mounted on a KD screen), knock-down targets for Fire Team Assault (falling plates) matches, and remote controlled electronic “pop up” targets.

Winners of these events are officially recognized for their accomplishments. The Queen’s Medal for Champion Shot was first instituted by Queen Victoria in 1869 as an award for the best military marksman of the year. It started in the British Army and the Canadians retain that tradition in their events. A Canadian soldier earning the Queen’s Medal will add the initials “Q.M.” to their official rank and title for the remainder of their service.

For individual awards, CPT TJ Conners was top open shooter in the Vimy Match and won the Vanier Trophy for being the top open competitor. SSG Kris Kizanis won the Panjwayi match and CSM Steven Slee won LKOL Van Helden Trophy for being the top overall pistol shot. USARCMP won the Colt Canada Trophy for placing in the top four of open pistol and rifle competition, taken by the individual performances of CPT Conners, CSM Slee, MSG Lance Espinosa, SSG Kris Kizanis, and SSG Jason Godel.

For team awards USAR Blue won the Samaranch Trophy for top pistol team. Firing members were CPT Conners, CSM Slee, MSG Espinosa, and SFC John Buol.

Members of the USARCMP competed at the interational CAFSAC match in Canada. From left, SSG Volmer, MSG Espinosa, CW2 Knote, CPT Conners, SSG Godel, CSM Slee, SFC Buol, SSG Kizanis.

Members of the USARCMP competed at the interational CAFSAC match in Canada. From left, SSG Volmer, MSG Espinosa, CW2 Knote, CPT Conners, SSG Godel, CSM Slee, SFC Buol, SSG Kizanis.

USARCMP Service Rifle Victory List

From SGM James Mauer

Overall, 2015 was the most successful year ever for the Army Reserve. Army Reserve Soldiers won virtually every Individual Championship at the Inter Service Rifle Championships and every Individual event at the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio. The Service Rifle Team won the majority of national team championships conducted at Camp Perry, Ohio. Our main goal for 2016 is to win the National Team Trophy and National Infantry Team Trophy at the National Matches and the 10 Man Team Trophy at the Inter Service Rifle Championships along with all other team trophies.

CPT Anthony Trimarco was the driving force behind the Army Reserve Competitive Marksmanship Teams success in 2015. His dedication in obtaining equipment, orders, ammunition, Tour of Duty approval and countless personnel actions enabled our team to succeed. The the support staff from the 416th TEC made a tremendous difference by preparing the team for success. Mr. Murphy, Mr. Soto, and SSG Raskie actioned the identified requirements that made all of the rest possible.

USARCMP 2015 Overall Results

USARCMP-Rifle-Awards-FY15

USARCMP-Rifle-Awards-FY15

2015 Service Rifle Awards USARCMP

Army Reserve Marksmanship Program Service Rifle Team Members Win Michigan State Championship

Members of the Army Reserve Marksmanship Program competed and won overall victories at the Michigan State High Power Rifle Championship on August 9th.

Lt. Col. Scott Klawon and Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Steven Slee won High Overall and High Master while shooting Service Rifles at the Michigan State High Power Rifle Championship.

Lt. Col. Scott Klawon and Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Steven Slee won High Overall and High Master while shooting Service Rifles at the Michigan State High Power Rifle Championship.


Lt. Col. Scott Klawon was the Open Match winner and CSM Steven Slee was first High Master. Despite competing against open, match rifle equipment, both shooters used Service Rifles as shot by members of military teams at Camp Perry.