Marksmanship

Marksmanship Training During Encampment

Marksmanship builds confident leaders, maturity, discipline, and self-awareness. Shooting sports increase competition, open up opportunities for scholarships, and serve as vocational training for first responders including law enforcement, security, and military. This year, the Marksmanship course will focus on smallbore rifle qualification and earning the Expert, Sharpshooter, or Marksman Badge. In addition, cadets will familiarize with other available weapons such as shotguns, rifles, archery, and air rifles. Safety, as always in marksmanship, is of top importance. Cadets engage in academic and technical instruction that focuses on awareness, and skilled preparation in the proper handling and use or air rifles and firearms.  Firearm Safety will be the most important topic to learn along with knowledge and skills learned and applied at the range, range etiquette, and fundamental based instruction in the use of firearms, all presented by professionals in the shooting industry and SLOSA personnel. 

 

PREREQUISITES

Completion of BST encampment course

Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher

14 years of age or older, completed 8th grade

Parental ‘Minor Waiver’ for shooting

Cadets taking psychoactive drugs may not participate

 Commandant Endorsement

 

Cadets will be evaluated Daily in the following categories:           

Display and demonstration of the Cadet Corps Core Values & the Cadet Corps Honor Code

Ethical & Professional Conduct and Communication

Motivation, Enthusiasm & Esprit de Corps

Comprehension of subjects taught during the course Firearm safety, safe firearm handling, proper range etiquette, proper application of shooting instructions presented by the instructors.

 

Point of Contact for this is: MAJ (CACC) Terry baker, terry.baker@cacadets.org