FORT KNOX, Ky. –
Spc. Aaron Eddins, a native of Wilkesboro, North Carolina serves as an instructor and shooter on the Army Marksmanship unit. USAREC leadership recently recognized him as a standout performer.
“I serve because I get to do what I love while promoting the Army,” Eddins said. “I also enjoy training the Soldiers who are the boots on the ground; expanding their marksmanship capabilities so they may save lives.”
Eddins joined the Army as an infantryman because he wanted to be the one on the ground and in the action.
“The U.S. Army Marksmanship unit recruited me and then directly hired me for this position,” Eddins said. “I knew where I would be working, which was the biggest motivating factor for me. Quite frankly, I have one of the coolest jobs in the Army in my opinion.”
He gets the opportunity to travel to places he would not normally get the chance to and meet some amazing people all while working to perform at the highest level of shooting in the world.
When not working, Eddins is an avid outdoorsman and fitness enthusiast. He loves going to country music concerts and keeping up on his favorite baseball team, the Atlanta Braves.
Eddins looks forward to competing at the 2025 International Practical Shooting Confederation World Shoot and traveling to other countries he has never been. Although, shooting can be an individual sport, he accredits many people with his accomplishments.
“I attribute my success to God first and foremost, my wife for her continued support, my parents for getting me started, and my team for making me better every day,” Eddins said.
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