Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 JROTC Three-Position Postal Competition. This national event is open for all young cadets in Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force JROTC programs who are interested in competing with other high school junior athletes from around the country.
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. Competition is organized and facilitated by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).
To compete, registered sporter and precision air rifle participants receive three official postal 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 use of the Orion Visual Image Scoring system.
New for 2021, the CMP has implemented a method of verifying fair competition during the Postal event. Teams and individuals are encouraged to validate scores through an in-person witness (another coach, match director or adult familiar with the 3PAR rules), a web-conference witness, video evidence or photos. The system guarantees legitimacy and helps to maintain accuracy and integrity throughout the competition.
Important Dates for the 2021-2022 JROTC Postal Competition:
- Sept. 28, 2021 – Online Registration Opens
- Nov.12, 2021 – Online Registration Ends
- Nov. 29, 2021 – Marine Corps JROTC Targets Only due to CMP
- Dec. 7, 2021 – Targets must be received by CMP – All other services
- Dec. 9, 2021 – Preliminary Results Posted
- Dec. 14, 2021 – All scores final (Protests cannot be made after 8 a.m.)
Top scoring athletes and teams of the JROTC Postal competition will move on to the Service Championships in early 2022, with the National JROTC Championship set to fire March 17-19, 2022, at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Camp Perry, Ohio.
For more on the JROTC Three-Position Postal competition, including registration info, visit https://thecmp.org/youth/jrotc-air-rifle-national-championship/.
— By 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 www.TheCMP.org.