U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit – The Best of the Best


The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) is the only unit of its kind in the Army. Home to 24 Olympic medalists, more than 45 world champions, countless World Cup and national champions and the most competent gunsmiths in the world, the USAMU raises the standard of the Army’s marksmanship proficiency, supports the Army’s small arms research and showcases the Army in competitions around the globe and at clinics and demonstrations nationally. The unit is part of the U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade at Fort Knox, Ky.

The United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) is a world-class shooting team. If you show them a target, you can be sure they will hit it. They are all U.S. Army Soldiers, and they are the best of the best.

Since 1956, these Soldiers have gained worldwide respect by winning hundreds of individual and team competitions, including 40 World Championships and 20 Olympic medals.

Shooting is their specialty, but competing is not their only skill. USAMU Soldiers assist in technical development of military small arms equipment and ammunition. They have the knowledge and they share it. They hold Train-the-Trainer clinics where they pass on this knowledge. They translate their competitive marksmanship skills into useful combat marksmanship.


USAMU Soldiers continue to showcase exceptional Soldier skills during the NRA National Small Bore Championships at Camp Perry, OH.


Matches won and records set by the USAMU Service Rifle Team at the Interservice Rifle Championships in Quantico, VA.


In double record-setting fashion, Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men’s skeet at the 2012 London Olympics.


Jamie Gray, wife of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooter SSG Hank Gray, bites her Olympic gold medal after winning the women’s 50-meter rifle 3-positions event during the 2012 London Olympics.


The Army announced the expansion of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) to include 24 Wounded Warriors as members of its new Paralympic and Instructor sections. Wounded Warriors will use their skills and experience to train Soldiers and serve as Army ambassadors at marksmanship venues worldwide.

The Army Marksmanship Unit will actively seek members for its Paralympic and instructor groups using command information channels. Future efforts will promote the program through civilian media. Combat veteran and premier Army Paralympic shooter Sgt. 1st Class Joshua J. Olson and other world-class shooters will mentor selected Soldiers and shape the new USAMU sections.

Learn more about the The Army Marksmanship Unit at http://www.army.mil/standto/archive/issue.php?issue=2013-01-09&s_cid=standto.