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Military Branches Shoot Off at Quantico Rifle Competition

Military Branches Shoot Off at Quantico Rifle Competition



Marine Sergeant James Malachowski is usually found training the Marine Corps newest recruits in rifle marksmanship at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island South Carolina today though he's taking an important first shot this is the 48th annual inter service rifle championships at Quantico Virginia it's basically a who's who are the best shooters across the Army Navy Marines Air Force and National Guard its sergeant Malinowski's first time competing this is probably our most nervous I've been on the wall with ongoing operations in today's military a top priority supporters of competitions like this say that the high level of training and discipline these shooters acquire trickles down to the troops they train to fight any accolades that we gain from this match is what we stand upon and use when we go back to the Army and start training soldiers to be better marks every time you come out here to do something like this you learn something you get to take back to where you come from so for me I got to take it back teach my the Marines that I'm in charge of a Parris Island and also the recruits that I'm in charge teaching down there the competition dates back to 1960 when the value of inner service competition was recognized and today according to general james Conway Commandant of the Marine Corps he says it highlights the professional capability of the men and women in the fight today most of it I believe has to do with the quality instruction earlier than all the services give because it is such an important battlefield skill the US military as a whole is known as a professional fighting organization and the hallmark of a professional fighting organization is can you hit what you're gonna shoot at you know or are you just one of those amateurs that just sprays and prays that's not what we do while general Conway kicked off the competition by firing the first shot each service will be firing many more rounds this week vying to be named the best from Quantico Virginia I'm Staff Sergeant Jeremy vog


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