About the Army Reserve Marksmanship Program and Unit
The U.S. Army Reserve Marksmanship Unit represents the forefront of small arms skill in the Reserve 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.
U.S. Army Reserve Marksmanship Training and Competitive Program
All members of the U.S. Army Reserve are eligible to try out for and earn slots with the USAR Marksmanship Training and Competitive Program regardless of their current unit assignments. These slots are open to the best competitive shooters in the entire Army Reserve, not just ARMU-assigned Soldiers.
Joining the US Army Reserve Marksmanship Training and Competitive Program
1. Read this entire page first.
2. Make contact. Interested Soldiers can make contact by requesting a slot or by being identified by a current team/program member.
3. Complete and submit the request form:
This captures the Soldier’s contact information and helps determine eligibility, as per current roster procedures. Pay particular attention to listing Instructor and competitive Division/Classifications earned. If these are blank (worse, if you don't know what the requested info means...) you're probably not eligible. Again, read this entire page first. After completing the entire form, email it to the USAR Marksmanship Program Public Affairs.
4. Upon acceptance (section OIC/NCOIC adds Soldier to Main or Development roster) the section OIC sends memo requesting the Soldier and explaining the US Army Reserve Marksmanship Training and Competitive Program to the Soldier’s commander.
5. Soldier’s unit commander signs and submits Memo of Understanding back to the section OIC. Sample included in download.
6. Current team/program member retains eligibility of their assigned slot based on current Roster Procedures. Development Roster members are eligible to advance to the Main Roster when vetted as per current Main Roster procedures.
Program explanation videos:
If you want to be on a military-sponsored shooting team you need to be a competition shooter. You become a competition shooter by being a competition shooter. Shoot events on your own whenever and wherever you can, attend events like All Army, and earn Classifications in the formal shooting events listed below first. You must begin by doing this on your own before applying for a slot. Stay in contact with the USAR Marksmanship Program through this site and you'll eventually be able to earn a slot.
"I am interested in competitive shooting. How can I get slot in a military marksmanship program?"
When first learning about military-sponsored shooting teams many troops will ask how they can get a slot. Right now, check for updates to this site and visit us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/USARCMP/
NRA Competitions: Rulebooks https://competitions.nra.org/competition-resources/rule-books/
You need these rulebooks:
NRA Competitive Shooting Division: http://compete.nra.org/
U.S. Army Reserve Marksmanship Public Affairs Contact:
SFC John Buol - firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit Public Affairs information using the USAR Marksmanship PAO form