2020-21 JROTC 3P Air Rifle Postal Competition Now Open

The Civilian Marksmanship Program has announced that registration for the 2020-21 JROTC 3P Air Rifle Postal Competition is now open. This 3P – Three Position – air rifle competition is open to cadets in Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force JROTC programs. It gives them a great opportunity to compete 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. The competition is organized by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).

To compete in the 2020-21 JROTC 3P Air Rifle Postal Competition, registered sporter and precision air rifle participants will each receive three targets and instructions for recording scores. Competitors will fire in each of the three positions (prone, standing, kneeling) at their home ranges. One target is used 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.

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

Dates to note for the 2020-21 JROTC 3P Air Rifle 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 8:00 a.m.)

For more on the JROTC Three-Position Postal Competition, including registration info, visit http://thecmp.org/air/jrotc-air-rifle-national-championship/.