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JROTC Three-Position Air Rifle Postal Competition Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 JROTC Three-Position Postal Competition for cadets in Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force JROTC programs who are interested in competing in a nation-wide air rifle match with other motivated high school junior athletes.

The U.S. Army Cadet Command, TECOM (Training & Education Command), the Naval Service Training Command and AFOATS (Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools) jointly conduct the JROTC Air Rifle event, with competition organized by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).

To compete, registered sporter and precision air rifle participants will each receive three targets and instructions for recording scores. Individuals will fire in each of the three positions (prone, standing, kneeling) at their home ranges – using one target for each position. Once record shots are fired, athletes will return the targets to CMP for scoring.

CMP staff members will verify scores using the Orion Visual Image Scoring system. Results will be posted within Competition Tracker for teams and individuals to check during the postal season.

Dates to note for the 2020-2021 JROTC Postal Competition:

  • Sept. 30, 2020 – Online Registration Opens
  • Jan. 25, 2021 – Online Registration Ends
  • Feb. 12, 2021 – Targets must be received by CMP for scoring

(Late targets will not be scored.)

  • Feb. 17, 2021 – Preliminary Results Posted
  • Feb. 19, 2021 – All scores final (Protests cannot be made after 8 a.m.)

Unlike past years when top scorers of the Postal competition qualified for Regional Championships, many schools have indicated they will be unable to travel during the 2020-2021 school year, due to COVID-19, so an alternative to the JROTC Service and National Championships will be announced in the coming months.

For more on the JROTC Three-Position Postal Competition, including registration info, visit

— Ashley Brugnone, CMP Staff Writer

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto

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