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- Col. Mark A. Rado, United States Army Accessions Brigade Command
Army Marksmanship Unit expands to include Wounded Warriors
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U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit
What is it?
The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) is the only unit of its kind in the Army. Home to 24 Olympic medalists, more than 45 world champions, countless World Cup and national champions and the most competent gunsmiths in the world, the USAMU raises the standard of the Army's marksmanship proficiency, supports the Army's small arms research and showcases the Army in competitions around the globe and at clinics and demonstrations nationally. The unit is part of the U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade at Fort Knox, Ky. The brigade provides command and control for the U.S. Army Accessions Mission Support Battalion, the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, and the U.S. Army Parachute Team (Golden Knights) in support of the Army's accessions mission.
What has the Army done?
The Army announced the expansion of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) to include 24 Wounded Warriors as members of its new Paralympic and Instructor sections. Wounded Warriors will use their skills and experience to train Soldiers and serve as Army ambassadors at marksmanship venues worldwide.
Wounded Warriors who apply for the new positions will be screened by USAMU leadership.
- Eligible Soldiers must be classified as Continue on Active Duty (COAD) have at least three years retainability accept long-term assignment stabilization and be an Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom veteran.
- To be eligible for the Paralympic section, Soldiers must meet International Paralympic Committee classification eligibility. For more information, refer to: Official website of the Paralympic Movement
- Soldiers interested in becoming members of the instructor group must be a Purple Heart recipient and have a Combat Arms MOS.
Soldiers interested in joining the USAMU Instructor or Paralympics sections should contact by email: USAMU S-1 or call: DSN 835-6702, COM (706) 545-6702 or Fax: DSN 835-1048 COM (706) 545-1048.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The Army Marksmanship Unit will actively seek members for its Paralympic and instructor groups using command information channels. Future efforts will promote the program through civilian media. Combat veteran and premier Army Paralympic shooter Sgt. 1st Class Joshua J. Olson and other world-class shooters will mentor selected Soldiers and shape the new USAMU sections.
Why is this important to the Army?
This ground-breaking program provides an opportunity for Wounded Warriors to continue serving their nation, represent the Army in international competition and tell their stories of strength and resiliency.
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