Marksmanship is an exciting and rewarding sport, yet it demands the ultimate in discipline and concentration. A cadet does not have to be big or strong or fast to be an outstanding marksman. Some Marine Corps JROTC units are not able to have marksmanship as a part of their curriculum. However, those units which are able to conduct marksmanship training have a great opportunity to learn a sport which they can enjoy the rest of their life. Cadets must always realize that while firing an air rifle is a challenging and fun activity, it is never a game and must always be taken seriously. Safety must always be first and foremost in Marine Corps JROTC marksmanship. This applies to marksmanship in the classroom curriculum, as well as on a competitive marksmanship team.
Practice is held after school in the ROTC gym rifle range.