Junior Distinguished Badge
The Junior Distinguished Badge is awarded to school-age junior three-position air rifle shooters who distinguish themselves by attaining a series of high rankings in designated major junior air rifle championships that include State Junior Olympic Qualifiers, CMP Cup Matches, the National Junior Olympic Championships and other National Council Three-Position Air Rifle Championships. The Junior Distinguished Badge is a gold-filled badge. The Junior Distinguished Badge is authorized for wear on JROTC cadet uniforms (see appropriate Cadet Command regulations).
To receive the Badge, junior shooters must earn 30 EIC credit points in designated competitions. At least 10 of the 30 points must be won in National Championship competition. Alternatively, up to 10 of the 30 points may be won by earning gold EIC points (top 1/6 of the competitors in that matchJunior Badges who earned EIC points). The Junior Distinguished Badge will be provided, at no cost, by the CMP and, whenever possible, awarded at a ceremony appropriate for the presentation of an award of such high distinction.
After September 2013, all Air Rifle EIC Points will be awarded on Competition Tracker, and will no longer be added to the EIC list document. All points prior to September are listed as “imported points” in competition tracker.
Junior Achievement Award Pins
Achievement Award Pins are incentive and recognition awards for juniors who attain established score levels in any sanctioned competition sanctioned by the National Council. Bronze, silver and gold pins may be awarded to competitors in sanctioned three-position air rifle competitions when they equal or exceed cut-scores.
Sponsors of sanctioned matches may purchase achievement award pins through CMP Competitions for presentation to junior shooters who fire qualifying scores in their matches. For more information, visit the EIC Program Information.
Air Rifle EIC Program Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are EIC points?
A: EIC stands for Excellence-in-competition. The EIC program is designed to provide incentives for junior three-position air rifle athletes to improve and excel. This program awards badges of distinction to the most outstanding junior shooters. The highest-ranking competitors in state and national level competitions earn from 2 to 8 points in one competition and must earn a total of 30 points to receive the badge. More information can be found in Appendix D of the NS3PAR Rulebook.
Q: What is the Junior Distinguished Badge?
A: The Junior Distinguished Badge is awarded for consistent excellence in major three-position air rifle competitions over an extended period of time. The highest-ranking competitors in state and national level competitions earn from 2 to 8 points in one competition and must earn a total of 30 points to receive the badge. More information can be found in Appendix D of the National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules or click here.
Q: How are EIC points determined?
A: It depends on the event. Local matches that have been sanctioned by CMP as a “Cup Match” have cut scores that shooters must achieve to earn EIC points. Specific matches, normally regional or nation level competitions, have percentages of competitors that will earn points. For example, at the JROTC National, 50% of non-distinguished athletes earn points. For more information on the EIC program, look at Appendix D in the National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules or click here.
Q: How do I know how many EIC points I have or my athlete has?
A: Visit http://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=reportShootersWithDistinguishedPoints and search by last name. Alternatively, you can log in using the athlete’s login and click “My Account” and then click the tab for “Competitions and EIC Results.”