AUGUST 31, 2010

2010 US Army Reserve Rifle Team Shows Well in National Chamionships

Like their active duty brethren in the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU), the US Army Reserve maintains a cadre of skilled Soldier-marksmen competing in National championships.

Shot at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia, the Interservice Rifle represents the best conventional rifle shooters in the US military. The rifle National Match Course consists of four stages fired from 200 to 600 yards. The US Army Reserve team managed impressive finishes. SGT Kristoffer Friend posted a 200 - 10 for the win during the Prone Slow Fire match, a perfect score!

The Nationals held at Camp Perry, Ohio are open to all shooters, including law enforcement and civilian shooters. This is the World Series of marksmanship. Among the most amazing USAR wins at the National Trophy Rifle Matches were the individual championships garnered by Army Reserve Career Counselor SFC Norman Anderson who shined during team events and was recognized multiple times for his efforts. The Pershing Trophy is awarded to the top member of all teams and the Rattlesnake Trophy recognizes the top Army shooter during this event so SFC Anderson won both. SFC Anderson also was the top Reservist shooter of the National Trophy Individual and was the overall aggregate winner of the National Trophy Individual Service Rifle Championship, a compilation of four separate matches.

Naturally, with a star like SFC Anderson, the rest of the very solid team can be expected to have an equally impressive finish. USAR Gold took the Celtic Chieftain Trophy, which is awarded to the Reserve Component teams in the National Trophy Infantry Team Match.