Members of the Army Reserve Marksmanship Team are the premier subject matter experts for excellence in small arms marksmanship.  Our mission is to assist in small arms marksmanship training across the Army Reserve and represent the Army Reserve by winning National and International Competitions. The focus of the Team is combat training, marksmanship and competition. The Team supports the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) National Matches held annually at Camp Perry, Ohio in accordance with Public Law Title 36, U.S. Code § 40727 and other competitive shooting formats.


Video by SGT Rob Farrell of USARCMP shooters at Interservice Pistol 2018, Fort Benning.
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. Results: PAO Wrap Up: Music: "The Rifle Regiment", "Bullets and Bayonets", and "Stars and Stripes Forever"
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For successful qualification, shooters need to test and validate their skills. Here's a validation exercise for the current Army qualification (Modified Barricade)
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The US Army Reserve Marksmanship Training and Competitive Program represents the forefront of small arms skill in the Reserves and are the only formally proven and acknowledged experts on the proper use and training of small arms across the force. These shooter-instructors are some of the world’s best trained small arms marksmen, conducting small arms training, hosting marksmanship events and competing at major venues throughout the United States and abroad.

There are a number of teams that make up the Program under US Army Reserve Command:

  • The Mobile Training Team is comprised of instructors, most of them having experience with our competitive teams, conducting small arms training for the Army Reserve.
  • The Service Conditions (Combat) Team fires rack grade, military issue small arms in a variety of tactical scenarios at NATO-recognized National and International events.
  • The Service Rifle Team is a group of precision rifle marksmen competing in Across The Course (High Power) National Match Course and Long Range events. Events are conducted under NRA and CMP rules and use accurized service rifles and match rifles with iron and optical sights and are shot from 200 to 1000 yards.
  • The Service Pistol Team is comprised of precision pistol marksmen firing .22, 9mm and .45 service and match pistols. National Match Course events held conducted under NRA and CMP rules use precision targets out to fifty yards.
  • The Postal Match Program conducts the World-wide Chief, Army Reserve Postal Matches that all Army Reserve units and Soldiers are eligible to participate.
  • The Public Affairs Program keeps Soldiers and the public informed about small arms training and publishes Army Reserve Marksman, an online newsletter devoted to information concerning marksmanship training and competition and available to all USAR units, appropriate agencies, and individuals.


Army Regulation 350–66, Small Arms Competitive Marksmanship Program directs small arms programs and competition within the entire US Army.

Army Regulation 140–1, Chapter 7 directs small arms programs and competition within the US Army Reserve.


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    The Army Skeet Team after winning the Skeet Team Doubles at the Armed Forces Skeet Championship in Tucson, Arizona on May 2018. From left to right, SFC Brian Stoa, LTC Carl Wojtaszek (West Point Trap and Skeet coach), SGT Dustan Taylor (Army Marksmanship Unit Skeet Team), CPT John Hedlund (Ft. Hood), SPC Christian Elliot (AMU Skeet Team). SFC Stoa was the only Army Reserve member and won the Doubles and 28 Gauge events for his class.
    Dec. 21, 2018 - Competitive shooting sports have a largely untapped recruiting potential. Here's one recruiter's take on it.

    SFC Horner Dominates Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge
    Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Horner was the High Overall Winner of the 2018 Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge. Horner is currently a member of the Army Reserve Marksmanship Program and SIG SAUER Professional Shooting Team.
    Dec. 4, 2018 - Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Horner of the Army Reserve Marksmanship Program and SIG SAUER Professional Shooting Team wins the 2018 Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge.

    Culinary Soldier roasts the competition, wins first place in rifle championship
    U.S. Army Maj. Jacob Wilson, assigned to U.S. Army Reserve Command, receives his score on the M17 pistol in the U.S. Forces Command Small Arms Competition on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Oct. 22, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brian Stephenson/49th Public Affairs Detachment)
    Nov. 2, 2018 - A U.S. Army Reserve culinary Soldier whipped up a win against some of the best shooters in the Army during a four-day championship this October at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

    USAR Marksmanship Newsletter
    Publication of Army Reserve Marksman is directed by Army Regulation 140-1.
    Oct. 31, 2018 - AR 140-1 directs a quarterly newsletter called Army Reserve Marksman covering small arms training to be published. The Army Reserve Marksmanship Team is again publishing this and making available for download now.

    USARCMP takes to the field in the 2018 Interservice Precision Pistol Competition
    Members of the U. S. Army Reserve Competitive Marksmanship Program (USARCMP) compete during the 2018 Interservice Precision Pistol Competition, Ft. Benning, Ga., June 22, 2018.
    July 12, 2018 - U. S. Army Reserve Competitive Marksmanship Program (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, Jun. 17 – 22, 2018.

    Best Warriors compete to earn rare marksmanship badge
    Sgt. Carlos Fuentes, an information technology specialist respresenting the 166th Regional Support Group, 1st Mission Support Command at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, competes in 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)
    June 11, 2018 - 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.
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