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By Michael Molinaro
USAMU PAO

Presidents Hundred Tab

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – The Presidents Hundred Tab is awarded to Soldiers who qualify among the top 100 scoring competitors in the President’s Match, making it one of only four tabs authorized for permanent wear as described in Army Regulation 670-1 with Sapper, Special Forces and Ranger tabs. Service members get only one chance each year at the national matches to earn their tab.

United States Army Marksmanship Unit

United States Army Marksmanship Unit

CAMP PERRY, Ohio --(Ammoland.com)- Sgt. Augustus Dunfey, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), outscored 1,100 other competitive service rifle shooters to claim the President’s Rifle Trophy at the National Trophy Matches July 22 2014.

Dunfey’s win, along with USAMU pistol shooter Sgt. 1st Class James Henderson’s win in the President’s Pistol Trophy Match two weeks prior, handed the Army a clean sweep of one of the sport’s most celebrated matches for the first time since 2006.

“It’s incredible,” Dunfey said. “I still don’t believe that I won. It’s one of the most prestigious matches at the national championships.”

According to the Civilian Marksmanship Program, the President’s Rifle Match was first fired in 1878 and incorporated into the National Match program in 1903. The President’s Match became uniquely prestigious because it was modeled after the famous British Queen’s Prize Match and because the winner formerly receives a letter of congratulations from the President of the United States.

In 1957, the match was renamed “The President’s Hundred.” The top-scoring 100 competitors in the President’s Match were singled out for special recognition in a retreat ceremony in which they passed in review before the winner and former winners of this historic match. In 1981 the national championships incorporated the Presidents Pistol Match into the program.

A President’s Hundred Tab is awarded to Soldiers who qualify among the top 100 scoring competitors in the President’s Match, making it one of only four tabs authorized for permanent wear as described in Army Regulation 670-1 with Sapper, Special Forces and Ranger tabs. Service members get only one chance each year at the national matches to earn their tab.

“Earning the tab is definitely one of the biggest accomplishments we can have as Soldiers,” said Pvt. Todd Mazur, USAMU.

Mazur was one of four Army shooters to earn a tab in the rifle match, along with Staff Sgt. Andrew McElroy, Staff Sgt. Franky Galloway, and Spc. Joseph Hall. Two Army pistol shooters, Sgt. Eric Trueblood and Spc. Karen Newby, also earned their tabs.

“The rarity of the tab allows Soldiers who wear it to educate those who ask about it on marksmanship, their level of expertise, and about the USAMU,” Mazur said.

The win for Henderson was his seventh overall, earning letters from three presidents along the way. This was Dunfey’s first win after 16 tries, and he said the dedication and hard work on the range leading up to the championships paved the way for his monumental victory.

“It’s an honor to have my name engraved onto this trophy,” Dunfey said. “I’ll remember this day for a long, long time.”

pc. Joseph Hall

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Spc. Joseph Hall, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, receives his Presidents hundred Tab from Lt. Col. Bret Tecklenburg, USAMU commander. Hall was one of four Army service rifle shooters to earn their tab after finishing in the top 100 competitors at the President’s Rifle Trophy Match July 22. (Army photo by Michael Molinaro)

Sgt. 1st Class James Henderson

CAMP PERRY, Ohio — Sgt. 1st Class James Henderson, Service Pistol Section, fires during the during the 2014 National Pistol Trophy Match. Henderson scored his seventh win in the prestigious match, spanning three presidencies (Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Piper)

Sgt. Augustus Dunfey

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Sgt. Augustus Dunfey, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, fires from the standing position July 22 during the President’s Rifle Trophy Match. Dunfey claimed the coveted President’s Trophy for the first time, giving the Army a clean sweep of both the pistol and rifle matches. (Army photo by Michael Molinaro)

About USAMU:
The USAMU enhances the Army’s recruiting effort, raises the standard of the Army’s marksmanship proficiency, and supports the Army’s small arms research and development initiatives in order to raise the Army’s overall combat readiness. For more information on the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, contact the Public Affairs Office at (706) 545-5436, Michael.Molinaro@usaac.army.mil or www.USAMU.com.

  • 2 User comments to “Army Shooters Win Prestigious Presidents Trophies”

    1. If it had anything to do with this president I would pass on wearing it, since he is a gun grabber and wearing it would be a lie.

    2. Jack the Patriot on August 2, 2014 at 2:10 AM said:

      C’mon, don’t be an ass. It’s in the spirit of the presidential office, not for a specific president. And yes, our current president has betrayed that spirit, I agree, but it doesn’t invalidate what these men have achieved. I’m glad to see that this competition is still alive and well, especially while under our current president.

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