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U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Shotgun Team

Staff Sgt. William Hinton

Staff Sgt. William Hinton was born in Lawrenceville, GA and graduated from Dacula High School may of 2014. Hinton was an avid sporting clay shooter during this time, winning on a national and international stage. Hinton shot for the Professional Sporting Clays Association, and made two NSCA World Championship Teams, securing team and open medals. Hinton was the 2015 Junior World Fitasc Champion. Hinton at this time was pursuing a Business Bachelor of Arts and grew an interest in competing in Olympic disciplines when he found out about the Army Marksmanship Unit. He pursued 2 years of college at Georgia Gwinnett College before pausing it to join the Army.
Hinton joined the Army in 2016 and completed Infantry OSUT training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was assigned to the USAMU in the Shotgun Section in February, 2017 as a Shooter/Instructor.
Since joining, Hinton has made a name for himself in the International Trap discipline making USA Shooting finals and world level teams. He secured a World Cup mixed
team bronze medal for U.S.A in 2018. Currently Hinton is on the 2022 world team for Peru, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, and Italy World Cups. Hinton is one of the primary shotgun
demonstration shooters illustrating the talent and marksmanship of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit.
Hinton graduated from the following military schools: Infantry OSUT, Fort Benning, GA, Basic Combat Training, Fort Benning, GA, Henry Caro Basic Leaders Course Fort
Benning, GA.

Competitive Shooting Awards

• USAS Winter Selection Silver Medalist
• National Championship Finalist
• ISSF World Cup Team Member (Lonato, Italy)
• National Championship Finalist
• Olympic Trails part 2 finalist
• National Championships Silver Medalist
• 2019 ISSF World Cup (Mexico) Team Member
• USAS Summer Selection Finalist 5th
• World Championship Team Member (Mixed Team, tied 7th)
• Tucson, AZ ISSF Word Cup mixed team bronze medal
• USAS Mixed Team Selection Gold
• USAS Spring Selection Silver Medal
• Canam Championship Gold Medal
• U.S Gran Prix/Eurotarget Championship Silver Medal
• Delta Shootout Championship Bronze Medal

Prior Achievements:
8x NSCA All- American
3x PSCA Pro
2x Member of NSCA Team USA
2015 World Fitasc 5th, Junior Gold
2015 NSCA National Championships 5th
2012 USAS Junior Olympic Gold Trap
2012 USAS National Jr. Team
2011 Junior Olympic Team (Doubles)

Awards and Decorations

• Army Service Ribbon
• National Defense Medal
• Global War on Terrorism Ribbon
• Army Accommodation Medal (2)
• Good Conduct Medal
• NCO Professional Development Ribbon.
• Army Achievement Medal- 3 bronze oak leaf clusters