Now It’s The 2022-2023 JROTC 3P Air Rifle Postal Championship

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is gearing up to host the 2022-2023 JROTC 3P (Three-Position) Air Rifle Postal Competition, with registration beginning at the end of September. The national event is open to all high school junior cadets in Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force JROTC programs who are interested in competing with other young athletes from around the country.

With between 5, 000 and 10,000 entries every year, this has to be the largest airgun target shooting competition in the USA!

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 use of the Orion Visual Image Scoring system.

Important Dates for the 2022-2023 JROTC Postal Competition:

  • Sept. 27, 2022 – Online Registration Opens
  • Nov.14, 2022 – Online Registration Ends
  • Nov. 29, 2022 – Marine Corps JROTC Targets Only due to CMP
  • Dec. 2, 2022 – Marine Corps Results Final
  • Dec. 6, 2022 – Targets must be received by CMP – All other services
  • Dec. 10, 2022 – Preliminary Results Posted
  • Dec. 13, 2022 – 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 2023, with the National JROTC Championship set to fire March 23-25, 2023, at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Camp Perry, Ohio.

For more on the 2022-2023 JROTC 3P Air Rifle Postal Championship, including registration info, visit

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