United States Army Marksmanship Unit

established in March 1, 1956

  • at the direction of Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • with the mission of winning international competitions
  •  1964 Summer Olympics (Tokyo), the United States won seven medals in shooting, of which six were won by Army Marksmanship Unit members
  • unit’s mission expanded to facilitate Army recruiting
  •  2009 to 2012, the AMU maintained a constant presence in Afghanistan by deploying multiple marksmanship training teams
  • five competitive shooting sections
    – Service Rifle
    – Action Shooting
    – International Rifle
    – Service Pistol
    – Shotgun
  • Shotgun and International Rifle teams have earned 24 Olympic medals

United States Army Marksmanship Unit
Fort Benning, Georgia

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