The Joint Service Academy Weapons Competition is a two day long tournament between the US Coast Guard, Military, and Naval Academies. They compete in individual and team courses of fire which test both the physical and mental ability of each participant. The courses range from both inside and outside settings and include the use of M4 carbines, pump and automatic shotguns, services pistols and machine guns. Each team delivers a list of their top shooters prior to the competition to be scored as a team.
The United States Naval Academy Combat Arms Team is a relatively small team, comprised of approximately 16 members annually. Combat style shooting is a highly technical sport, requiring a great amount of safety, team unity, and practice time. For this reason, the team remains small, dedicated, and enthusiastic about their shooting. The small group provides an optimum environment for safe and adequate training. Depending on funding, we hope in the future to take on a greater number of individuals to expand the team. Tryouts are held during second semester for the current plebe class and generally consist of a modified PRT, shooting skill-sets and an interview.
In an effort to increase awareness for our sport, USNA Combat Arms Team has been hosting clinics for ROTC units in the area. We teach and coach static and dynamic combat shooting in all areas. We hope that in the future we can also support the Brigade of Midshipman and bring various Companies out to the range for this same training. Please contact either Jeff Cornish (Captain) or Michael Ross (PAO) if you have any interest in participating with your ROTC unit or school.
The USNA Combat Arms Team actively participates in IDPA competitions throughout the year. These competitions help develop our shooting skills and represent the Naval Academy to our local shooting communities. We are always in search of competition with local or nearby units and teams.