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 Soldiers 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.

This video is an overview of the new publication, TC 3-20.40, Training and Qualification, Individual Weapons that gives a broad view of how to execute the training strategy for the rifle, carbine, and automatic rifle qualification, as well as informs viewers of the requirements of the training strategies found in TC 3-20.40.
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The US Army Reserve Marksmanship Training and Competitive Program prescribes responsibilities, policies, and procedures for the USAR in small arms marksmanship training and competition. It applies to USAR competitions from company or equivalent level through international level. The overall objectives of the program are to heighten interest and impose small arms marksmanship training. The purpose of small arms marksmanship training is to improve the skill of Soldiers in use of their weapons, instill confidence, provide mobilization/readiness assets for combat readiness, and develop skilled marksmanship instructors to assist USAR units in training and annual qualifying programs.

The U.S. Army Reserve marksmanship unit and team is comprised of Army Reserve Soldiers performing duties in one or more of the following activities:
  • USAR Rifle Team (International, Service, and Shotgun)
  • USAR Pistol Team (International and Service)
  • USAR Marksmanship Mobile Training Team
  • USAR Marksmanship Public Affairs Program
  • USAR Postal Match Program
  • USAR Marksmanship Special Projects. This includes Service Conditions (Combat), Action/Practical, and other activities.

Details of the 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 Match that all Army Reserve units and Soldiers are eligible to participate. We also publish a Rulebook and Course of FIre Book covering all Army Reserve competitive events.
  • 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.


Soldier marksmanship program improved
Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, command sergeant major of the Army Reserve, and Stephen D. Austin, assistant chief of Army Reserve, visited members of the Army Reserve Marksmanship Program during conduct of the National Matches held at Camp Perry, Ohio. These events are directed by Federal law (Title 36 U. S. Code, 40701-40733) and are an annual marksmanship touchstone. The Chief, Army Reserve Postal Matches as directed by Army Regulation 140-1 are unit-level events enabling all Soldiers to get started in higher-level organized marksmanship competition and are held during annual qualification at no additional expense.
Sept. 9, 2021 - The Chief, Army Reserve Postal Match program, available to all Army Reserve Soldiers and units, has been improved to make it easier for more Soldiers to participate...

Army Reserve Soldier wins gold, breaks record and blazes trail at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
U.S. Army Reserve 1st Lt. Amber English wins the gold medal and sets a new Olympic record in women's skeet shooting at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, July 26, 2021. (Photo by Maj. Nathaniel Garcia)
July 26, 2021 - U.S. Army Reserve 1st Lt. Amber English became the first Soldier to win a medal at the Olympic Games when she claimed the gold in the women’s skeet event in Tokyo...

USAMU Soldiers aim for Olympic Gold in Tokyo
U.S. Army Reserve 1st Lt. Amber English of Colorado Springs, Colorado will compete Women’s Skeet at the Tokyo. Qualification rounds will be on both July 25 and 26. With the time difference, the July 26 Finals will air around 1:50 a.m. EST. (English is also part of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.) (The direct link to NBC’s coverage of the Finals is
July 23, 2021 - U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers, Spc. Alison Weisz, Sgt. Phillip Jungman, 1st Lt. Amber English, Spc. Sagen Maddalena, and Sgt. Patrick Sunderman join the throngs of athletes at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Also...

USAMU adds two more Olympians to Team USA; five bound for Tokyo
Spc. Sagen Maddalena, a Groveland, California native who is a marksmanship instructor/competitive shooter for the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, earned a spot on Team USA's Women's 50m Smallbore Team after completing the Olympic Trials at Fort Benning, Georgia on May 26, 2021. 

This Soldier claimed her Olympic berth with the combined score (from Part 1 and Part 2 Trials) of 4704-245x. The 50m Smallbore event is also referred to as Three Position rifle since the athletes must fire 40 rounds in the kneeling, prone and standing positions in two days of qualification rounds. Then, the top eight athletes shoot in a Final.
June 2, 2021 - Part 2 of the USA Shooting 50m Smallbore Olympic Trials concluded May 26 with two U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers earning spots on Team USA, making the total of Olympians from the unit five...

Enhanced Training Using Local Marksmanship Programs
Using local events and resources, the 3-335th TSBn  (85th Reserve Support Command) has prepared multiple teams for national-level military competition. Team Blackhawk: Front row, from left: SSG Prado, SSG Belot. Back row, from left: SSG Eisen, 1SG Brunet, SFC Rosendorn.
April 9, 2021 - Available to improve training for all units in the Army Reserve, local, inexpensive marksmanship events enhance Soldier readiness...

Updated PMI&E Training Resources
Updated Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction & Evaluation guides for all issue Army small arms equipment can be downloaded at
March 23, 2021 - The Army Reserve Marksmanship Program has updated Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction & Evaluation guides to help prepare units for new the Army qualifications...
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