Sgt. Jacob Hetherington was born and raised in Prescott, Arizona. He has been shooting competitively since he was 10. Hetherington was recruited by the Action Shooting team of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit after graduating from Prescott High School in 2015. He then joined the Army in July 2015 and shipped off to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for One Station Unit Training to become a combat engineer. He became the honor graduate of his class. After graduating, Hetherington reported to the USAMU at Fort Benning, Georgia. Since his assignment to the Action Shooting team he has already established himself as a distinguished shooter.
Hetherington’s awards include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Bronze EIC medal and National Defense Service Ribbon.