Advanced Camp (CLC)

1st Regiment CLC Bravo Company Receives Primary Marksmanship Instruction

By: Mattie Cook

FORT KNOX, KY. – First Regiment Cadet Leaders Course (CLC) Bravo Company Cadets went through Primary Marksmanship Instruction (PMI) to learn firearm and ballistics fundamentals.

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1st Regiment Cadet Leaders Cource (CLC) Bravo Company Cadets go through Primary Marksmanship Instruction (PMI) June 6, 2016 at Fort Knox, KY, to learn firearms and ballistics fundamentals. At this station, cadets learn how to properly assemble their weapons. Photo by Lora Sparks

For many Cadets, this is their first experience handling a firearm.

1st Lt. Justin Chamberlain, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, Colorado, Officer In Charge (OIC), said that PMI is paramount for Cadets to learn the basics of rifle marksmanship, safety, proper assembly and disassembly of a weapon.

Chamberlain explained that a large number of cadre instructing PMI are also from Fort Carson, operating at a high optempo. He was very impressed with his first group of Cadets and is excited to see others come through.

PMI consists of five stations including minute of angle (MOA), assembly and disassembly, barriers and two different stations of fundamentals. After a block of instruction, Cadets perform the techniques with M4 semi-automatic carbine rifles.

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1st Regiment Cadet Leaders Cource (CLC) Bravo Company Cadets go through Primary Marksmanship Instruction (PMI) June 6, 2016 at Fort Knox, KY, to learn firearms and ballistics fundamentals. At this station, cadets learn ballistics. Photo by Lora Sparks

Cdt. Zachary Lanctot, a senior at Texas A&M University, originally from Austin, Texas is excited about CLC training this summer and thankful for the Cadre teaching PMI.

“You can tell by their level of energy, the Cadre are passionate about teaching and very knowledgeable on the subject matter. I’m excited to learn from all the experience the Cadre bring to CLC,” Lanctot added.
Cadets will take the skills, information and techniques at PMI to ensure safety at live-fire ranges.

Cadets will take the skills, information and techniques at PMI to ensure safety at live-fire ranges.

            

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Mattie Cook

A graduate of the University of Louisville, Mattie is a Public Affairs Intern for U.S. Army Cadet Command of Fort Knox, KY. Mattie has a passion for serving Veterans, military families and using the power of word to tell the Army story.

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