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Sign Up for the 2023-2024 JROTC Three-Position Air Rifle Postal Championship

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is gearing up for the 2023-2024 JROTC Three-Position Postal Competition, with registration beginning September 26th. The national event is open to all high school junior cadets in Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Space Force JROTC programs who are interested in competing with other young athletes from around the country.

Organized and facilitated by the CMP, the JROTC Three-Position event is jointly conducted by the U.S. Army Cadet Command, TECOM (Training & Education Command), the Naval Service Training Command and AFOATS (Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools).

To compete, registered sporter and precision air rifle participants receive three targets and instructions for recording scores. Individuals then fire in three positions (prone, standing, kneeling) at their home ranges – using one target for each position. Once record shots are fired, athletes return targets to CMP for scoring through the mail or use of the Orion Visual Image Scoring system. JROTC units with approved Eletronic Scoring Targets are also authorized to shoot the postal competition on their targets and must follow the JROTC postal electronic target procedures.

Important Dates for the 2023-2024 JROTC Postal Competition:

  • Sept. 26, 2023 – Online Registration Opens
  • Nov.13, 2023 – Online Registration Ends
  • Nov. 28, 2023 –Targets Due to CMP By All Services
  • Dec. 5, 2023 – Preliminary Results Posted
  • Dec. 8, 2023 – All scores final (Protests cannot be made after 8 a.m.)

Top scoring athletes and teams of the JROTC Postal Championship will move on to the Service Championships in Alabama, Ohio and Utah in February 2024, with the National JROTC Championship set to fire March 21-23, 2024, at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Camp Perry, Ohio.

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

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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