SGT Robert Farrell of the USARCMP put this video together from 2018 National Matches
2018 NRA and CMP Pistol Nationals
photos by SGT Robert Farrell
SGT Robert Farrell also did this video:
USARCMP Service Pistol shooters competed against the best National Rifle Association and Civilian Marksmanship Program Precision Pistol competitors from the United States from July 9 to 15 using accurized .22, CenterFire, .45, and Service Pistols. There were 500 registered competitors for the NRA National Pistol Championships (July 9-13) and over 540 registered competitors for the CMP National Trophy Pistol Matches (July 14-15).
In addition, USARCMP members assisted with conducting the Small Arms Firing School. SAFS is held in conjunction with the National Matches and all branches of service are mandated by Federal law to provide shooter-instructors to conduct a marksmanship training clinic. All U.S. citizens and service members can attend these annual events.
The overall Service Pistol Team consisted of 17 USARCMP members. USAR Black was the primary six-person element for Team matches.
LTC Patrick Sleem (Service Pistol Team OIC), SGM George Greene (Service Pistol Team NCOIC), LTC Mitchell Rosnick, MAJ Thomas Bourne, SSG Jonathan Rosene, and SGT Nickolaus Mowrer.
From left, SGT Mowrer, SGM Greene, MAJ Bourne, SSG Rosene, LTC Sleem, LTC Rosnick
The rest of the USARCMP roster included LTC Casillas, LTC Luis Garcia, CSM Steven Slee, SFC Brenn Combs, SFC Joshua Rosendorn, SFC Braddford Griffith, SFC Sonny Pearman, SFC John Buol, SGT Robert Farrell, and SGT Matthew Elliot. New to the Service Pistol Team is SSG Sandra Uptagrafft.
The Preliminary Match was a separate event consisting of .22, Center Fire and .45. SSG Rosene finished in the top ten overall. SGM Greene took 2nd place among Master-class Service competitors.
.22 Team Match
USAR Black took 3rd place overall and was the 1st Reserve component team. Firing members were LTC Rosnick, SSG Rosene, SGM Greene, and SGT Mowrer
SGT Mowrer and SSG Rosene finished in the top 10 individual match results.
For CenterFire Team, USAR Black was the 2nd place Master/Service team and 1st Reserve element.
For .45 Team, USAR Black was the first place Master/Service team.
SGT Mower won the Army Reserve Pistol Trophy as the High Reservist
CMP Pistol Nationals
USAR CMP shooters making the President’s Hundred cut included LTC Sleem, LTC Rosnick (first year), MAJ Bourne, SGM Greene, SSG Uptagrafft (first year), and SSG Rosene.
SGT Mowrer won the President’s Hundred Glock Award for being the first place competitor shooting a Glock.
In addition to earning the President’s Hundred tab for his first year. LTC Rosnick also legged out in the CMP’s .22 Distinguished.
For the CMP EIC Pistol Match, SGM Greene was in the top ten overall. SGT Mowrer had a top-five finish in the Glock (GSSF) Camp Perry National Challenge.
For the U. S. Army Reserve Memorial Trophy (Reserves), LTC Sleem was second overall, followed by SSG Rosene in third.
For the U. S. Coast Guard Memorial Trophy (Reserve Component Teams), USAR Black took second. Firing members were SSG Rosene, LTC Sleem, SGM Greene, and LTC Rosnick.
24 JUNE 2018 – 2 JULY 2018 MCB Quantico, VA
USARCMP Service Rifle shooters competed against the best competitors from all branches of the DOD throughout a competition consisting of High Power Service Rifle (NRA and CMP) using accurized versions of military-issue rifles.
The 57th Interservice Rifle Championships at Quantico just concluded with the Awards Banquet last night. I attended the Banquet and presented some of the awards. For your situational awareness, here are the results focusing on the Army Reserve Marksmanship Team:
For the Team matches, the Army Reserve Team was the Top Reserve Team for the 6 and 10 Man Team Matches. The Reserve Team also finished 2nd overall and the Top Reserve Team in the Infantry Trophy Match (which involves moving as a squad engaging targets).
The ARCD Team won the 4 Man Post and Station Commanding General Team Match and the Post and Station Infantry Trophy Match.
Individually, SSG Dave Bathen won the Interservice Navy Match (200 yard Slow Fire Standing). SGM Doug Withus was third in the Interservice 600 Yard Service Rifle Match. SGM Withus was also third in the Interservice 1000 Yard Service Rifle Match, while SSG Augustus Dunfey was the winner of that Interservice 1000 yard Service Rifle Match. In the Interservice Individual Long Range Championship Service Rifle Match, SGM Doug Withus was the winner and set a new Interservice Long Range record by firing a 398 with 20 X’s (Bullseyes) at 600 and 1000 yards.
Stephen D. Austin
Assistant Chief of Army Reserve
17 JUNE 2018 – 22 JUNE 2018 Fort Benning, GA
USARCMP Service Pistol shooters competed against the best competitors from all branches of the DOD throughout a five-day competition consisting of Precision Pistol (NRA and CMP) using accurized .22, CenterFire, .45, and Service Pistols.
The overall Team consisted of 13 USARCMP members. USAR Black was the primary six-person element for Team matches.
LTC Patrick Sleem (Service Pistol Team OIC), SGM George Greene (Service Pistol Team NCOIC), LTC Mitchell Rosnick, MSG Christopher Taylor, SSG Jonathan Rosene, and SGT Nickolaus Mowrer.
The rest of the USARCMP roster included LTC Luis Garcia, MAJ Thomas Bourne, SFC Brenn Combs, SFC Joshua Rosendorn, SFC John Buol, SGT Robert Farrell, and SGT Matthew Elliot.
- – USAR Black was High Reserve and 2nd Overall
- – USAR Black finished in the top three of all Team matches, including, .22, CenterFire, .45, Service Pistol, 2700 Team Agg, and Overall Team Agg
- – SSG Rosene was 1st Place Reservist, 2nd overall .22, and 2nd Director’s Match
- – LTC Sleem, LTC Rosnick, SSG Rosene, SGT Mowrer had multiple top ten overall finishes
- – A USARCMP Team shooter made the top ten of all individual matches fired.
.22, 2nd Overall agg
Top ten .22: LTC Rosnick, LTC Sleem, SGT Mowrer
.22 Team, Third Place
LTC Rosnick, SGM Greene, SSG Rosene, SGT Mowrer
SSG Rosene and SGT Mowrer had multiple top ten finishes
CF Team, Second Place
LTC Sleem, LTC Rosnick, SSG Rosene, SGT Mowrer
SGT Mowrer and SSG Rosene had multiple top ten finishes
USAR Black, Third Place
SSG Rosene, SGT Mowrer, LTC Rosnick, LTC Sleem
Service Pistol (“ball gun”) Individual
Top ten finishes from LTC Sleem, SSG Rosene, and SGT Mowrer.
Service Pistol (“ball gun”) Team
USAR Black, Third Place
SSG Rosene 2nd Overall
SSG Rosene top ten 2700 NRA and Overall Individual aggregate
USAR Black 2nd Place 2700 agg
USAR Black 2nd Place Overall agg
1st Place Reserve Component team
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.
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
SGT Hall was 1st place RI 3350 Combat Rifleman.
SGT Mercer earned 10 EIC points pistol and 10 EIC points rifle and went Double Distinguished. WO2 Knote earned six more pistol EIC points.
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.
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.