The ultimate achievement for a soldier is to earn Distinguished designation in shooting.
The Distinguished Rifleman and Distinguished Pistol Shot Badges are awarded to mem-bers of the Armed Forces, or civilians, in recognition of “a preeminent degree ofachievement in target practice with the service rifle or pistol.”The top 10 percent of shooters in the Excellence in Competition Matches (Rifle and Pis-tol) will receive official points towards their Distinguished designation. Many shooterstake years to reach a distinguished level. But to be double-distinguished is a rare ac-complishment. “there are fewer double distinguished shooters than there are Medals ofHonor”
Other prestigious awards are:
President’s 100– Top 100 at Camp Perry, Ohio
Chief’s 50– Top 50 shooters in the National Guard. Winston P. Wilson NationalCompetition, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Governor’s Dozen– Top 12 shooters at All Weapons Weekend, Florence, AZ .
This year’s All Weapons Weekend brings together members of the Arizona Army and AirGuard, the United States Army , Navy, and Marine Reserve, and Foreign Nationals mem-bers into an event that will facilitate camaraderie and sharing of military marksmanshipskills and field craft amongst fellow soldiers. We are the only State National Guard organi-zation to host an International military delegation in a State marksmanship competition.
British Accuracy Speaks Club-
These Brits are special invites. They fly here on their owndime because they love the All Weapons Weekend in Arizona. In exchange for shooting thematch they work long days putting targets together and arranging this match to be possi-ble.
TO ENTER: Complete and submit an official entry form NLT 15 MARCH 2012
(see attached).Enter as an individual or identify four members whowish to participate as a team.There are no rank or MOS requirements for entry. Questions? E-mail us first! SARTB@az.ngb.army.mil or call at:
SARTB at (602) 267- 2648 Small Arms Readiness Training Branch
All Weapons Weekend 2011
AZ Recognized Shooters (staff) :
SFC.(Ret.) Derrick Martin– Distinguished Rifle and Pistol, President’s 100, Chief’s 50, Governor's DozenSGT Darrell Stettmeier—Distinguished Rifle and Pistol, Chief’s 50, Governor's DozenWO1 Chris Marcott– Distinguished Rifle and Pistol, Chief’s 50, Governor's DozenSSG (Ret.) Scott Follmer- Distinguished Rifle and Pistol, Chief’s 50, Governor's DozenSGT. Greg Gamboa– Distinguished Rifle, President’s 100, Governor’s Dozen,SGT. Marc Martinez– Chief’s 50, Governor's DozenCMSGT Jeff Kellow- Distinguished Rifle, Governor’s DozenSFC. Robert Perisky– Distinguished Rifle and Pistol, Chief’s 50, Governor’s Dozen1SG. JP Salazar– Distinguished Rifle, Chief’s 50, Governor’s Dozen, National Machine gun Champion