CMP ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF ALL ACTIVITIES UNTIL MAY 4
ANNISTON, AL/CAMP PERRY, OH - The Civilian Marksmanship Program has announced the cancellation of ALL activities at its Alabama and Ohio armories, offices, stores, worksites, marksmanship centers and the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park until Monday, May 4, 2020, due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
These cancellations reflect protocol set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state governors.
“As a company we pride ourselves in doing what we say we will do – and looking out for our employee, customer and participant well-being is Priority One,” said Judith Legerski, CMP Board Chairman.
Mrs. Legerski and CMP Chief Operating Officer, Mark Johnson, communicated to its staff today that all CMP facilities will remain closed until Monday, May 4. It is in the CMP’s best interest to protect its staff, customers and participants during this unprecedented health safety event.
In closing, Mrs. Legerski recommended to its staff to “Take care of yourselves and your families. Stay home – this is not a time for travel. Be smart. Follow social distancing guidelines when dealing with others. We know you can meet this challenge.”
The CMP will continue to monitor the current environment and follow practices in the best interest of our staff, customers and participants.
Gary Anderson, Director of Civilian Marksmanship-Emeritus, is a regular contributor to On The Mark.
He served as DCM for 10 years and remains an effective advocate for firearms safety training and rifle practice. Gary’s primary role at CMP has been to develop and sustain successful youth shooting programs at both regional and national levels.
Gary Anderson, Director of Civilian Marksmanship Emeritus, retired as the full-time CMP Director at the close of 2009. He continues to work with CMP as the senior marksmanship instructor and is a regular contributor to On The Mark. He served as DCM for 10 years and remains an effective advocate for firearms safety training and rifle practice. Gary’s primary role at CMP has been to develop and sustain successful youth shooting programs at both regional and national levels.
During his remarkable career, he won two Olympic gold medals, seven World Championships and 16 National Championships. He is a Vice President of the International Shooting Sports Federation, the President of USA Shooting, a former Nebraska State Senator and was one of the two Olympic Games Technical Delegates for Shooting during the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
In June, 2012, the International Olympic Committee awarded Gary Anderson the IOC’s highest honor, the Olympic Order, “for outstanding services to the Olympic Movement.”
In 2014, the CMP expanded their world-class air gun center at Camp Perry and renamed the facility the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center, in honor of Anderson’s contribution to the organization and the marksmanship community.