The Shotgun Team’s missions are to raise the standard of marksmanship and combat readiness throughout the Army and to enhance the Army’s recruiting effort. The team focuses on enhancing the Army’s recruiting effort through interacting with the public through youth shooting events, teaching shooting clinics, and conducting trick shooting demonstrations.

The Shotgun Team also competes in Interservice, national, international and Olympic competitions. The team’s most important matches include the World Championships, National Championships every summer, World Cups and the Olympics. Ultimately, competing in and winning these events enables the Shotgun Team to share the knowledge gained from these competitions with the broader Army in an effort to increase the Army’s combat readiness. These competitions also enable the team to connect America’s people with America’s Army in unique ways that may support the overall Army accessions mission and subsequently raise the Army’s combat readiness as well.

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