BYU Army ROTC Marksmanship Team Competes in National Competition

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Army Maj. Gen. David Haight served his country in a number of capacities, most recently as the director of operations of the US European Command. Maj. Gen. David Haight received his commission into the US Army in December 1985 after earning distinction as an ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate at Brigham Young University.

The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at Brigham Young University began in April of 1968. At the time, it offered several instructional courses along with extracurricular activities like a color guard, a drill team, Ranger Challenge team, and a rifle marksmanship team.

Today, the Marksmanship Team of BYU’s ROTC program trains in several types of pistols and rifles, and it draws on this training to compete each year in the annual US Army Small Arms Championship. BYU first entered the competition in 2009, a year in which it competed against 23 other teams, many of which consisted of individuals with more experience. The BYU team nonetheless finished in sixth place overall, with one team member winning several individual competitions.