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CO Army National Guard marksmanship program aiming to be among best in world


Last updated 8/4/2021 at 9:45am

U.S. Army Capt. Remington Henderson

From left, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Devin Sager, team coach, Sgt. Austin Norcross, Staff Sgt. Micah Fulmer, Staff Sgt. Shane Davis, and Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Catlin, members of the Colorado Army National Guard small arms team hold Army Commendation Medals awarded from the Colorado Army National Guard Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Brig. Gen. Douglas Paul, Colorado Springs, May 1, 2021. The awards were granted to the team for their victory at the 2021 U.S. Army "All Army" Small Arms Championships.

Story by Capt. Remington Henderson 

Colorado National Guard  

In less than five years, the Colorado Army National Guard's marksmanship program has gone from practically non-existent to one of the best in the world.

In 2014, Colorado commanders sought a way to improve marksmanship across their units and pushed to emulate other successful programs around the country.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Catlin, an avid marksman and Operations Non-commissioned Officer, Centennial Training Site, Fort Carson, volunteered to spearhead the project.

"Before that point in time, I had shot a lot...

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