USAR Pistol Team at the Nationals
The Interservice Championships represent the pinnacle of marksmanship within the US military. The Nationals are open to everyone, including law enforcement and civilian shooters. For shooters, this is the World Series.
As always, the US Army Reserve was well represented there. Starting with individual accomplishment the star of the USAR pistol team at this year's nationals was MSG Robert Mango. MSG Mango took the U. S. Reserve Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the top shooter among all Reserve competitors, including Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy. This is awarded during the National Trophy Individual Pistol Match for the first place Reserve competitor.
MSG Mango also finished very high among the entire field of 580 competitors, earning a fourth overall in the Individual Service Pistol Aggregate and a fifth Individual National Trophy Pistol Aggregate.
On the team side, USAR Black posted a respectable fourth overall finish in the National Trophy Pistol Team match. USAR Black consisted of Team Captain LTC Toler and firing members MSG Mango, SFC Spencer, SSG Rosene and CPT Sleem.