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U.S. Army Soldier Wins Gold Medal in Egypt at Women’s Skeet Event
U.S. Army Sgt. Samantha Simonton won the Gold Medal in Women’s Skeet
Feb. 13, 2024 - U.S. Army Sgt. Samantha Simonton won the Gold Medal in Women’s Skeet at the International Shooting Sports Federation World Cup in Cairo, Egypt January 29, 2024.

U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Clean Sweeps the Interservice Pistol Championships for the 22nd Consecutive Time
Sgt. Jason Gregorie, Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Franks and Sgt. 1st Class Greg Markowski, all assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Service Pistol Team, pose with their awards at the 2023 Interservice Pistol Championships Nov. 17,2023, at Fort Moore, G.A. Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Franks was the overall individual champion, with Sgt. 1st Class Greg Markowski taking 2nd and Sgt. Jason Gregoire in 3rd all shooters and instructors for USAMU. The Interservice Pistol Championships was hosted on Nov. 13-17, 2023, by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU). The championships consisted of 9 shooting competitions- .22 Cal individual and team matches, Centerfire individual and team, .45 Cal individual and team, Service Pistol individual and team, and the Excellence In Competition and Directors match.
Dec. 7, 2023 - The Interservice Pistol Championships was hosted on Nov. 13-17, 2023, by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU). The championships consisted of 9 shooting competitions- .22 Cal individual and team matches, Centerfire individual and team, .45 Cal individual and team, Service Pistol individual and team, and the Excellence In Competition and Directors match.

Meet Your Recruiter - Staff Sgt. Nathan Staskiewicz
Meet Your Recruiter - Staff Sgt. Nathan Staskiewicz
Nov. 27, 2023 - Staff Sgt. Nathan Staskiewicz, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, began his career or love of sports shooting on a 20-degree Nebraska winter morning after his parents took him to the shooting range at 6 a.m.

Meet your recruiter – Spc. Aaron Eddins
Meet your recruiter – Spc. Aaron Eddins
Nov. 6, 2023 - 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.

Cadet Sisters Compete at the U.S. Army Small Arms Championships
Cadet Jesse Mayer, with Texas A&M Reserve Officers' Training Corps, waits for instructions during the Bullseye Pistol Match at the 2023 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia March 12-18. The annual, live fire training event is an annual competition hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit that tests Soldiers abilities on both their primary and secondary weapon systems. It is open to Army ROTC cadets and all Soldiers in the active duty, Army Reserve and National Guard, and is therefore commonly call the ‘All Army.’ (Photo by Michelle Lunato)
March 24, 2023 - This year’s U.S. Army Small Arms Championships was more than just a unique training event for two Texas A&M Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets, it was a family affair. 

HISTORY OF AMU

 

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized the formation of the Army Marksmanship Unit, almost exclusively to win shooting competitions that would raise the standards of marksmanship throughout the Army.

 

FORMED TO COMPETE

 

In the 50s, the Soviets dominated the international shooting scene. Many believed that only the U.S. Army had the personnel and facilities to develop a program that could compete with them.

The AMU quickly established itself as a world power in shooting. Between 1962 and 1978, the unit led the United States to six Olympic Gold Medals and 59 individual and team championships in international competition.

Later, the unit’s mission expanded to facilitate Army recruiting. The unit also provided marksmanship training to thousands of Soldiers, and became a leader in small-arms research and development.

From 2009 to 2012, the AMU maintained a constant presence in Afghanistan by deploying multiple marksmanship training teams in support of the Afghan National Army NATO training mission.

 

SHOOTING TEAMS

 

The unit is composed of five competitive shooting sections, each with world-class training facilities and competition grounds.

Those teams include: Service Rifle, Action Shooting,International Rifle, Service Pistol, and Shotgun.

Our Shotgun and International Rifle teams have represented the United States during every Summer Olympic Games since 1960, and have earned 24 Olympic medals since that time.

 

CUSTOM FIREARMS SHOP

 

The unit builds and customizes small arms and ammunition through the Custom Firearms Shop. The Army’s finest gunsmiths, machinists, range technicians and ammunition loaders staff the shop. They are known as the backbone, or “pit crew” of the marksmanship teams.

The custom firearm shop's research and development efforts have led to enhanced accuracy and reliability of the Army’s competitive weapon systems and ammunition, and have intensified the combat effectiveness of the entire Army.

For example, the M21 and M24 sniper systems, special purpose rifles and squad designated marksman rifles were developed and tested in the shop.

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