Civilian Marksmanship Program Director

After a great deal of thought and personal insight, I have accepted the role of NJ State Director of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).

As if I already didn’t have enough to do.

Of course it all fits together. Bogie Firearms Academy being run and directed by the same state director of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (the CMP). My duties, in their most basic form, are to advance shooting competitions, and particularly junior shooting competitions, in the state.

So what is the CMP? I knew you were going to ask that. Here’s the quick skinny.

The mission of the Civilian Marksmanship Program is to Promote Firearm Safety and Marksmanship Training With an Emphasis on Youth. Our Vision is That Every Youth in America Has the Opportunity to Participate in Firearm Safety and Marksmanship Programs.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program traces its origin to 1903 when Congress and the President established the National Matches and National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice. The program gave life to a concept advanced by President Theodore Roosevelt and other national leaders that marksmanship skills developed through regular practice and competition contribute to the nation’s defense.

As the program expanded to make its competitions and military support available to civilians, it became identi ed as the “civilian marksmanship program.” When U. S. Army interest in marksmanship diminished after WWII, the CMP mission increasingly focused on fostering youth development through marksmanship.

Okay, Fine. And you’ll do what now, exactly?

Well, although armed with only limited resources in the form of financial support, that doesnt mean that there is not opportunity here for clubs, schools, organizations and individuals. Far from it as a matter of fact. Club membership with the CMP allows for official sanctioned CMP matches to be held, official ranking, prizes, etc… These matches can be an excellent revenue generator. Not to mention that anyone affiliated with the CMP is entitled to purchase “government firearms”. Such examples include M1 Garands (WWII battle rifle), smallbore rifles, etc…

It’s my job to make sure people know about the programs that are available. I’ll also promote how things work, shooting sports–especially for the juniors–arrange for opportunities and most importantly–GET PEOPLE INVOLVED with shooting sports.

This Jew Shoots Guns…and now for the CMP (don’t be insulted, NRA, still a lifetime member with you too).

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