Marksmanship & Safety Program
The information below will assist you in all your needs for the JROTC Marksmanship program, the Safety Program and general safety information.
Safety and Marksmanship Training Documents
Online Safety and Marksmanship Course for JROTC Instructors (.pdf)
JMIC Safety Exam Answer No Key (.pdf)
JMIC Safety Exam Answer With Key (.pdf)
We are constantly amazed at the marksmanship and safe, efficient gun handling skills which are acquired by our clients in so short a time. Fighting with a firearm is a martial art and one cannot expect to learn a martial art in 2 hours or 2 days. Marksmanship is the foundation of this blog. It teaches us discipline, patience, and focus. There is no substitute for practice and experience. About the Army Reserve Marksmanship Program and Unit The U.S. Army Reserve Marksmanship Unit represents the forefront of small arms skill in the Reserve and are the only formally proven and acknowledged experts on the proper use and training of small arms across the force. Alison Weisz, a Belgrade, Montana native, is a competitive marksman/instructor with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit International Rifle Team. Prior to joining the U.S. Army, Weisz earned a spot on the 2020 Olympic Team in the Women's 10m Air Rifle event. Our Marksmanship Hunter guides are always updated with the latest information from in-game experience, simulations, and logs; make sure to check our changelog to this page, by clicking on View Changelog at the top of the page.
The link below takes you to a summary of recent rule changes published in the Civilian Marksmanship Program's (CMP) online newsletter. Since JROTC marksmanship competitions are conducted in accordance with the National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules (the 'blue book') our coaches and shooters need to be aware of the recent update. Also, when conducting inspections and visits, keep a sharp eye out for folks using an outdated version of the rule book. IMPORTANT -- No Cadet will install, remove, or fill the CO2 air rifle cylinders.
During attempts to match CO2 canisters to particular weapons there may be material failures in the CO2 canisters. The installation instruction outlined in the Daisy Avanti operators manual are proper installation procedures and it emphasizes to users; do not over tighten the cylinders. Follow these procedures to the letter, during the removal process the CO2 canister brass threading and check valve fitting may back off the CO2 canister and remain in the weapon.
Recommend units initially seat canisters to the proper weapon prior to filling them with CO2. Use liquid correction fluid to create a torque seal line on each canister so you can visibly inspect canisters during removal to create a visible safety check procedure to insure fittings are remaining properly sealed.
- JMIC Introduction PowerPoint presentation (.ppt)
- Introduction To JROTC Marksmanship PowerPoint part 2 (.ppt)
- How To Run Matches (.ppt)
InspectionsJROTC Range Inspection Checklist (.pdf)
This checklist will be used as part of the command interest portion of the inspection. There are no inspection points associated with this area of inspection. The checklist will be added to CCR 145-8-3.
Storage/Security for ROTC and JROTC Units
Marksmanship Badge Nsn
- For authorization of storage racks, refer to CTA 50-909. PBO/MPC/MPS forwards requisitions to the supplying agency for the appropriate storage racks. Dummy drill rifles (i.e., M1903, M1, M16, etc.) and air rifles are pilferable items; therefore, use storage requirements as appropriate for pilferable items. JROTC units ensure the storage of dummy rifles and air rifles behind locked doors (including closet or separate room; individual student locker does not qualify) with other government property.
- Security. Rifle caliber .22 and higher will be stored IAW AR 190-11. Dummy rifles and air rifles will be secured under the 'double lock' system.
Safety Information Involving Weapons on School Campuses.
JROTC SAFETY ALERT - Weapons on School Campuses (.pdf)