Now You Can Sign Up For The 2023-24 JROTC 3P Postals

Now you can sign up for the 2023-24 JROTC 3P Postals! Registration for this annual air rifle shooting championship opened beginning September 26th.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is gearing up for the 2023-2024 JROTC Three-Position Postal Competition. It’s one of the largest competitive airgun shooting competitions in the USA. Literally thousands of young shooters take part!

This national championship is open to all high school junior cadets in Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Space Force JROTC programs who are interested in competing with other young athletes from around the country.

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 mail or use of the Orion Visual Image Scoring system. JROTC units with approved Eletronic Scoring Targets are also authorized to shoot the postal competition on their targets and must follow the JROTC postal electronic target procedures.

Sure, the 2023-24 JROTC 3P Postals are shot at “only” 10 Meters. This is in contrast to other types of competitive air rifle shooting, where 100-Yards and longer ranges are becoming common.

But don’t think it’s easy! The bulls are tiny and remember that 33% of the shots are made kneeling, with another 33% standing. And then, the quality of shooting is incredibly high.

For example, in the 2022-23 event, Danjela DeJesus, 17, of Camden County High School, Ga., was the leading precision individual with a score of 299-29X. WOW!!!!!!

Important Dates for the 2023-24 JROTC 3P Postals:

  • Sept. 26, 2023 – Online Registration Opens
  • Nov.13, 2023 – Online Registration Ends
  • Nov. 28, 2023 –Targets Due to CMP By All Services
  • Dec. 5, 2023 – Preliminary Results Posted
  • Dec. 8, 2023 – 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 2024. The National JROTC Championship sis set for March 21-23, 2024, at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Camp Perry, Ohio.

For more on the JROTC Three-Position Postal Competition, including registration info, visit

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