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U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Shotgun Team

Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Holguin

Team Chief

Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey G. Holguin was born in Fullerton, California and grew up in nearby Yorba Linda, California. He joined the Army following graduation from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a Bachelor of Science degree in health care science.

Holguin shipped to OSUT at Fort Benning September 2006. Upon graduation from Basic Training in January 2007, Holguin was assigned to the United States Army Marksmanship Unit which is also at Fort Benning (Moore).

In 2008, Holguin earned the honor of representing the United States of America and the Army in the summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China, finishing 4th in Men’s Double Trap. The following year he won the silver medal at the 2009 World Championships in Maribor, Slovenia. In 2014, Holguin won the Gold Medal at the Tucson World Cup and a bronze medal in Munich, followed by another Gold at the World Cup Finals in Gabala, Azerbaijan. He won the first World Cup of 2015 in Acapulco, Mexico and Silvers at the World Cup in Nicosia, Cyprus and World Cup Finals in Rome, Italy in 2016. He has been ranked #1 in the world three times in his career in Double Trap.

Holguin graduated from Senior Leadership Course, Advanced Leadership Course, Advanced Situational Awareness Basic, Unit Prevention Leader training, Combat Life Saver, Warrior Leader Course, and Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program Leader Development Course.

Competitive Shooting Awards

• Olympic Alternate, Men’s Trap
• MQS Qualified, World Cup Acapulco, Mexico in Men’s Trap
• National Champion
• Silver Medal, World Cup Nicosia, Cyprus
• Silver Medal, World Cup Finals Rome, Italy
• Gold Medal & Olympic Quota Slot, World Cup Acapulco, Mexico
• Gold Medal, World Cup Tucson, USA
• Bronze Medal, World Cup Munich, Germany
• Gold Medal, World Cup Finals Gabala, Azerbaijan
• Silver Medal, USA Shooting National Championships
• Silver Medal, USA Shooting National Championships
• 4th Place, World Cup Nicosia, Cyprus
• Gold Medal, Spring Selection Match
• Bronze Medal, USA Shooting National Championships
• National Champion
• 4th Place, World Championships, Munich
• Bronze Medal, World Cup Dorchester, Great Britain
• Bronze Medal, World Cup Acapulco, Mexico
• 1st Place, Zone 3 Championships, Fort Benning, Ga.
• Inducted into California Golden State Trapshooting Association’s Hall of Fame
• Inducted into the city of Yorba Linda,
• California Sports Hall of Fame
• Bronze Medal, 2009 World Cup Finals Beijing, China
• Silver Medal, 2009 Fall Selection Match
• Silver Medal, World Championships Maribor, Slovenia
• Silver Medal, USA Shooting National Championships
• Gold Medal, Interservice Championships, Fort Benning, GA
• Olympic Team Member
• 4th Place Olympic Games, Beijing, China
• Bronze Medal, World Cup Kerrville, USA

• Silver Medal, Pan-American Games
• National Champion
• Bronze Medal, World Cup Americana, Brazil
• Bronze Medal, Second Olympic Selection Match
• Gold Medal & Olympic Quota Slot, Pan-American Games
• Team Gold Medal, World Championships
• Silver Medal, USA Shooting National Championships
• World Championship Team Member
• Team Gold Medal, World Championships
• World Cup Team Member
• Gold Medal, Double Trap, Junior Olympics
• Gold Medal, Junior Double Trap,
• USA Shooting National Championships
• Gold Medal, Junior Trap,
• USA Shooting National Championships
• Jr. World Championship Team Member in Trap & Double Trap
• Jr. World Championship Team Member in Double Trap

Awards and Decorations

• Army Commendation Awards (2)

• Army Achievement Medals (5)

• Army Superior Unit Award

• National Defense Service Medal

• Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

• NCO Professional Development Ribbons (3)

• Army Service Ribbon

• International Distinguished Shooter Badge

• Army Good Conduct Medals (4)