Civilian Marksmanship Program


  • 1916 -1996 the CMP was administered by the U.S. Army
  • February 10, 1996 Title XVI of the National Defense Authorization Act for 1996 created the CMP

 not an agency of the U.S. government

CMP Facilities

federal law (Title 36 U. S. Code, 40701-40733)
that created the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety, Inc. (CPRPFS, the formal legal name of the CMP)

 In carrying out the Civilian Marksmanship Program, the corporation shall give priority to activities that benefit firearms safety, training, and competition for youth and that reach as many youth participants as possible.

these key “functions for the corporation:

    • To instruct citizens of the United States in marksmanship;
    • To promote practice and safety in the use of firearms;
    • To conduct competitions in the use of firearms and to award trophies, prizes, badges, and other insignia to competitors.
  • CMP is governed by a Board of Directors
  •  eleven members with extensive experience and leadership credentials in military and business
  • Chairman of the Board serves as the Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer directs CMP sales programs

governing body for the National Trophy Matches, the Excellence-in-Competition system and a major supporter of firearms safety and junior shooting training. They also award the Distinguished Rifleman Badge, the Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge and the United States Distinguished International Shooter Badge

Camp Perry Training Site
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452

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