An On the Mark Series by: Gary Anderson

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About Gary Anderson

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.

On the Mark Articles Written by Gary Anderson

Name of ArticleOTM Issue
Striving for Great Standing ScoresWinter 2020
A New Athlete’s First Days on a Shooting RangeFall 2019
Striving for Better Prone ScoresSummer 2019
Special Opportunities for Junior Shooting ProgramsSpring 2019
Ethics, Fair Play and Sportsmanship in Youth ShootingWinter 2019
Juniors and the 2018 World ChampionshipFall 2018
Modern Scoring Systems and Deciding Scoring IssuesSummer 2018
Developing Great Shot Technique, Part IISpring 2018
Developing Great Shot Technique, Part IWinter 2018
Great Competition ShootingFall 2017
Junior Shooting Around the WorldSummer 2017
A National Match Summer Of AdventureSpring 2017
Ways To Improve Youth Shooting ProgramsWinter 2017
The 2016 Rio Olympic GamesFall 2016
Introduction to Mental ControlSummer 2016
Olympic OrganizationSpring 2016
History of MarksmanshipWinter 2016
Pistol Opportunities for Juniors Part 2Summer 2015
Pistol Opportunities for Juniors Part 1Spring 2015
Three Position Air Rifle Questions and AnswersWinter 2015
World Junior ChampionshipFall 2014
Rimfire Sporter Shooting, Part IISummer 2014
Rimfire Sporter Shooting, Part ISpring 2014
The Olympic GamesWinter 2014
Scoring and Results OperationsFall 2013
Ten Lessons I Wish I Had Learned As A Young ShooterSummer 2013
Shooting As A Lifetime SportSpring 2013
Conducting FinalsWinter 2013
Conducting Competition FiringFall 2012
The Work of The Range OfficerSpring/Summer 2012
Learning to Compete SuccessfullyWinter 2012
Sight Adjustment and ZeroingFall 2011
Introduction to Target Rifle MarksmanshipSummer 2011
Three-Position Shooting–Teaching the First StepsSpring 2011
Mental Performance and Sports Psychology–Teaching the First StepsWinter 2011
How to PracticeFall 2010
Correcting Errors–Solving Challenges for the New ShooterSummer 2010
Teaching Shot Technique to New ShootersDecember 2009
Teaching the Supported Postition May 2009
Teaching the Sitting Position for BB Gun ShootingMarch 2009
Teaching the Kneeling PositionDecember 2008
Teaching the Standing PositionMay 2008
A Primer on Scoring GaugesMarch 2008
A Plea for Improved ScoringDecember 2007
An Improved Method for Teaching ProneDecember 2007
Organize a Junior Rifle Team or Club, Part 1October 2007
How to Conduct Competitions, Part IV May 2007
How to Conduct Competitions, Part IIIFebruary 2007
How to Conduct Competitions, Part IIDecember 2006
How to Conduct Competitions, Part ISeptember 2006