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.

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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.


2023 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship
More than 250 Soldiers competed in the 2023 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia March 12-18. The annual, week-long training event that is hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is the Army's premier marksmanship competition that tests Soldiers on both their primary and secondary weapons through 11 different courses of fire. The ‘All Army’ also includes instruction by USAMU trainers and competitors and is open to all Soldiers: cadets, active duty, Reserve and National Guard.

(U.S. Army photo by Michelle Lunato)
March 24, 2023 - Two hundred sixty Soldiers of all components competed for titles and bragging rights in the 2023 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships on March 12-18. The annual competition, better known as the “All Army,” is hosted by the U.S...

U.S. Army dominates at 61st Interservice Rifle Championships, again
U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Service Rifle Team Soldiers compete in the 61st Interservice Rifle Championships in Quantico, Virginia. The unique Army unit claimed wins in every team match and nine out of 13 individual matches, and has a history of strong performances at this match. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Lunato)
Aug. 19, 2022 - The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Service Rifle Team won all team matches and nine of thirteen individual matches at the 61st Interservice Rifle Championships in Quantico, Virginia, June 20-27...

Civilian Marksmanship Program National Pistol Matches come to a close
Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Rosendorn, (left) United States Army Reserve Service Pistol Team shooter and captain for Team Blackhawk Gold, Jonathan Loper, (middle) a Master Resilience Trainer/Performance Expert, and Staff Sgt. Joel Eisen, (right) a member of Team Blackhawk Gold, pose for a picture during the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) National Pistol Matches conducted at Camp Perry, Ohio from July 11th-17th 2022. Held annually at Camp Perry, the National Matches include the CMP National Trophy Pistol and Rifle Matches, the Pistol and Rifle Small Arms Firing Schools, the National Games Rifle Matches, the National Smallbore Matches and the National Long-Range Matches (US Army Photo Courtesy of Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Rosendorn).
July 28, 2022 - With the final shots of the National Trophy Pistol Team Match fired and scored, the noise died down and the smoke cleared. Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Rosendorn, program coach and captain for Team Blackhawk Gold and Staff Sgt. Joel...

U.S. Army Soldiers earn several spots on USA National Shotgun Team
Olympic Gold Medalist, U.S. Army Reserve 1st Lt. Amber English, competes at the 2022 USA Shooting Winter Selection Match in Tucson, Arizona January 11-15. The Phenix City, Alabama resident took fifth place and earned a position on the National Skeet Team at the conclusion of the four-day competition. English, a Colorado Springs, Colorado native, served with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia when she earned her Gold Medal in skeet at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Lunato)
Feb. 4, 2022 - Six U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers earned spots on the National Shotgun Team at USA Shooting’s Winter Shotgun Selection Match in Tucson, Arizona, Jan. 11-16. Among them is Olympic Gold Medalist U.S. Army Reserve 1st Lt...

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...
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