By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
The 2018-2019 JROTC Three-Position Postal Competition officially opened Sept. 25, 2018, for young cadets in Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force JROTC programs who are interested in competing in a three-position air rifle match with other talented juniors across the nation. The Postal event is the first stage of the JROTC Nationals series of matches, continuing on with the Regional Service Championships before concluding with the National competition for qualifying athletes.
The Regional and National events are conducted by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) using the organization’s own electronic targets installed on ranges stationed in Ohio and Alabama, as well as on a mobile electronic range capable of being assembled at locations around the country.
To compete, registered participants will each receive three paper targets and instructions for recording scores. Shooters will fire in each of the three positions (prone, standing, kneeling) at their home ranges – using one target for each position. Once record shots are fired, shooters will return the targets to CMP for scoring.
CMP staff members will verify scores using the Orion Visual Image Scoring system. Results will be posted within Competition Tracker (https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php) for teams and individuals to check during the postal season.
The CMP is partnered with the MidwayUSA Foundation during the JROTC three-position series of events. The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501c(3) public charity that helps communities and organizations raise funds to support youth shooting teams and activities.
Dates to note for the 2018-2019 JROTC Postal Competition:
- Sept. 25, 2018 – Online Registration Opens
- Nov. 15, 2018 – Online Registration Ends
- Dec. 4, 2018 – Targets must be received by CMP for scoring (Late targets will not be scored.)
- Dec. 11, 2018 – Preliminary Results Posted
- Dec. 13, 2018 – All scores final (Protests cannot be made after 8 a.m.)
Top scorers of the Postal competition will qualify for Regionals, which will be held in February at three locations: Anniston, Ala.; Camp Perry, Ohio; and Phoenix, Ariz. Nationals will follow in March in Anniston for all service branches.
For more information, visit http://thecmp.org/air/jrotc-air-rifle-national-championship/.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.