CMP Seeking Assistance for 2020 National Rifle and Pistol Matches

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer/Editor

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is in search of individuals to serve as members of our Support Team during the 2020 National Matches rifle and pistol events, held in July and August at the historic Camp Perry National Guard Training Base in Ohio.

The CMP National Match (NM) Support Team will be assisting with CMP National Match events only and will be picked from a selection process through all received applications (available on the CMP website). This year, the CMP will be needing assistance for air gun, pistol, rifle, rimfire, smallbore and long range events.

Support Team members assist in many different ways and are essential in the operation of the National Matches.

Duties for NM Support Team members may include firing line work as range officers, helping with stats/scorecards, along with other tasks assigned as needed.

Becoming a member of CMP NM Support Team is a worthwhile opportunity for any competition-goer. Not only do they earn behind-the-scenes access to the CMP competitions process, they’re also open to creating lasting memories with staff members and participants along the way.

CMP’s Support Team members are needed for all areas of the National Matches, including pistol, rifle and even air gun events.

Why Should I Be Interested in CMP NM Support Team?

Chosen individuals will receive a per diem travel stipend (based on amount of time worked) and special benefits offered only to those who graciously donate their time to helping us provide an exceptional experience for all of our guests.

What Do I Need to Know?

Support members MUST be at least 18 years of age to apply. No past experience is needed, though knowledge of guns, gun safety and range procedures is a plus!

Those chosen will attend a specialized Range Officer training course, provided by the CMP, that will quickly brush up on all you need to know. The Range Officer Course is typically offered for $75/person, but is completely FREE for NM Support Team members.

Members of the Support Team are known to help with scoring and other range functions.

Can I Still Compete If I’m on the NM Support Team?

Our helpers are welcome and encouraged to compete during times he or she is not assisting.

How Do I Apply?

Visit our website at or contact Vera Snyder at 419-635-2141 ext. 782 or [email protected]

Apply today to become a member of the CMP NM Support Team family!

5 Responses

  1. I just love being a part of the team. Its very rewarding to watch the competitors and see how good some of these shooters are. I have been doing this for several years and plan to be a part of the Match team range officers for the very far future. I look forward to it every year and I learn more each time. To me its like planning for Disney world for a year. I hang up my vest when the matches are done and get ready for the next year with excitement. The support staff is out of this world and Vera does an excellent job with food, drinks and even Popsicles when the heat is extreme, she is excellent and will get what ever you need. I look forward to seeing my friends in 2020.
    • Paul, We look forward to seeing you again this year. Thank you for being a great NM Support Team member.
  2. I was a Safety Officer last year's CMP Match Games. Worked with George Gurick. Would like to safety this coming CMP Game Matches for 2020. I am a Level II SRO. NRA Safety officer at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. officer In-Charge of Quantico Marine Rifle Range. Please let me know..., will work the NRA Line/Tower. Semper Fi Lou
    • Lou, Thank you for your interest! I've forwarded your information onto Vera, our NM Support Team Coordinator. She will be in touch or you can reach out to her at [email protected] Thanks, Christine
  3. Hi Again. I would like to be trained to safety Pistol Matches or being part of the NM Support Team member. Thank you Semper Fi Lou

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