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The Civilian Marksmanship Program is dedicated to the respect for and safe handling of firearms, instilling patriotism and discipline in our youth participants.  The CMP provides its constituents with the highest level of instruction in the proper control of firearms by highly-skilled coaches and veteran range safety officers in the classroom, at our ranges and wherever the CMP banner is displayed. 

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Tuesday & Thursday Night Open Public Shooting
CMP Marksmanship Centers,
Port Clinton, OH
Anniston, AL

Shooters, including aspiring new shooters are invited to take advantage of a new opportunity to do practice shooting.  Both ranges consist of 80-point, 10-meter air gun range and are fully equipped with electronic targets that accommodate air rifle, air pistol or National Match Air Rifle shooting.  Instruction and equipment are also available.  Visit  for additional information.

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CMP State Directors Gather for Workshop and Island Fun
By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer


CAMP PERRY, OH – The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) State Directors from around the country met for a weekend of fellowship and fun at the State Director Workshop October 3-4 in the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry. A group of 43 directors attended the weekend.

The State Directors of each of the 50 states are appointed to provide leadership, coordination, networking, motivation and publicity for shooting sports in their geographic areas. The purpose of the Workshop is to inform each director of the current activities and inner-workings of the CMP, in order to inspire each to integrate positive ideas and guidance into his or her home programs.


A group of 43 CMP State Directors met at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center October 3-4 to discuss the current state of the CMP and to exchange ideas on how to better shooting programs around the country

“The importance of getting the State Directors together in one place is the synergy that comes from them being together – collective ideas to promote marksmanship throughout all the states,” said newly appointed CMP chief operating officer, Mark Johnson.

On Friday, the day began with a welcome from CMP programs chief, Christie Sewell, followed by a short lecture from two-time Olympic gold medalist and DCM Emeritus, Gary Anderson. Anderson touched on subjects such as models for shooting growth, State Director responsibility and the Olympic path. Shannon Hand, competitions manager, addressed the group on the National Matches, clubs and other competitions for junior highpower marksmen.


After a long morning of speakers and classroom activities, the State Directors were treated to a delicious lunch in the common area of the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center.

Representing air gun programs, CMP coordinators Vicki Donoho and Katie Harrington presented a look into 3P Rules, sanctioning, matches and the Junior Distinguished Badge Program. Sommer Wood, summer camp director, provided an update on the 3P Summer Camps and Outreach Clinics, while assistant director Ashley Jackson explained the finer points of the college process.

Chairman and CEO Judith Legerski was also in attendance to discuss the current and future developments of the CMP. She also spoke highly of the State Directors, showing gratitude for their hard work throughout the year and appreciation for their willingness to collaborate with each other.  


Chris Deming from Kentucky was the lucky recipient of the M1 Garand raffled off during the workshop. Having been the State Director for Maryland before being transferred to Kentucky, Deming joked that it took being Director of two different states to finally win an M1.

“It’s great to have the State Directors here with us, where they can share the new facility and they can share all of their ideas and the wonderful things they’re doing,” she said.

Following Ms. Legerski, Mark Johnson divulged into the occurrences of CMP Sales and the recent developments of CMP’s latest range project – the outdoor Talladega Marksmanship Park. The directors in attendance were also treated to a presentation on air gun maintenance, led by Scott Pilkington of PilkGuns.


Saturday, the State Directors were treated to a trip to Put-in-Bay in Lake Erie for a day of fun. Though the chilly fall air caused the directors to bundle up, many smiles were still seen throughout the day.

After a brief State Directors update, Saturday brought less business and more amusement as the group climbed aboard the Jet Express ferry in downtown Port Clinton for a day on the lake at Put-in-Bay – the world-famous village on South Bass Island. There, in the cloudy, 50-degree weather, workshop-goers enjoyed a chilly train tour, a self-guided afternoon of all that the island has to offer and ended with a delicious meal at Tippers Seafood & Steak House.

The following day, the State Directors travelled to their respective homes where they will continue hard work in furthering programs in their own states towards the advancement of junior shooting.

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Camp Perry Program Center
Phone: (419) 635-2141      Fax: (419) 635-2802

Mail & Shipping:
Civilian Marksmanship Program
P.O. Box 576 (mail)
Camp Perry Training Site, Bldg #3 (shipping)
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
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Anniston Distribution Center
Phone: (256) 835-8455     Fax:  (256) 835-3527

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Civilian Marksmanship Program
1401 Commerce Blvd
Anniston, Alabama 36207
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