Advanced Camp (CLC)

10th Regiment Advanced Camp take their first step in marksmanship

FORT KNOX, Ky. – Cadets from Advanced Camp (CLC) 10th Regiment, Bravo Company conducted their Primary Marksmanship Instruction (PMI) July 23.

PMI is Cadets’ first step in basic rifle marksmanship. It helps them with shooting rifles before they go to the range.

Cdt. Elizabeth Kennedy, Temple University, of 10th Regiment Advanced Camp (Cadet Leaders Course), Bravo Company, assumes position as part of Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction (PMI) at Fort Knox, Ky., July 23. Photo by: Linh Nguyen

Cdt. Elizabeth Kennedy, Temple University, of 10th Regiment Advanced Camp (Cadet Leaders Course), Bravo Company, assumes position as part of Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction (PMI) at Fort Knox, Ky., July 23. Photo by: Linh Nguyen

Pvt. 1st Class Mykoa Malyshkebych, Fort Carson, Col., teach Cadets how to adjust their weapons.

“Cadets learn the fundamental of shooting their weapons, how to assemble and disassemble a weapon properly. Most of them are really receptive, and I see they are really learning,” Malyshkebych said.

The five stations at the PMI training site covers ballistics, estimate distance, disassembly, assembly and basics of rifle marksmanship. Cadets spend around 45 minutes at each station.

Staff Sgt. Brain Whitney, Fort Hood, Texas, oversees the training and makes sure Cadets are on the same page.

Cdt. Carla Dutt, University of Scranton, of 10th Regiment Advanced Camp (Cadet Leaders Course), Bravo Company, focuses on her target while taking cover as part of Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction (PMI) at Fort Knox, Ky., July 23. Photo by: Linh Nguyen

Cdt. Carla Dutt, University of Scranton, of 10th Regiment Advanced Camp (Cadet Leaders Course), Bravo Company, focuses on her target while taking cover as part of Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction (PMI) at Fort Knox, Ky., July 23. Photo by: Linh Nguyen

“In the Army, in order to be the strongest, you have to make sure that everybody is on the same plan field. It’s only as strong as its weakest link,” Whitney said.

Cdt. Matthew Vitug, University of South Carolina, said, “The range cadre here are subject matter experts. It’s good to know that we are taught by the best.”

Cadets will carry their rifle marksmanship skills at PMI throughout the rest of the Cadet Summer Training (CST), especially the live-fire ranges.

 

 

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