March 12, 2019Civilian Marksmanship Program▸General▸
I write to tell you how well I thought the CMP Pistol matches were conducted in 2018. I attended to shoot the President’s Hundred and NTI matches. Both, I thought were exceptionally well done.
In particular, I noted a team attitude vice the more typical “not my problem” attitude found too much today. On the morning of the President’s Hundred, I was in the first relay. The target wagons were still locked as the competitors were about to post their targets. Some lady from your team (could have been you, or a subordinate/colleague) called on her radio saying “…the target wagons are locked!“ The response from whomever, was “I’m ON it!” Right then I knew we were in good shape for the match. The response was not “Well, Jimmie’s supposed to have the keys…” or some other pass-the-buck answer. It was someone realizing what was necessary, and taking responsibility to fix it.
Most of my interaction with the Camp Perry CMP office has been through Christina Roguski, who, I must say has always done the very best by my requests, and even accommodated postponing my Distinguished Award ceremony participation for a year when I was unable to initially attend.
In all, I am most pleased with what the CMP office folks do there, and am thrilled that the shooting sports continue at Camp Perry, as I am a former resident of Camp Perry, ’61-’70, and like you, a PCHS graduate (’65 – yes, just after the earth’s crust cooled).
I intend to again participate in the Matches this year, and will submit my applications forthwith.
Again, thank to you and the CMP organization there. We shooters admire and appreciate your exceptional work.