At Fort Benning, Georgia, the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) recently announced an historic expansion with the creation of a Marksmanship Instructor Group and Paralympic Section, the first Army units designed specifically for wounded warriors deemed able to continue to serve on active duty.
This expansion of the USAMU mission was part of the Army Chief of Staff’s initiative supporting wounded warriors.
“For these soldiers, serving in the USAMU will involve raising Army combat readiness by providing the absolute best shooting instruction for all Army units,” a USAMU press release explained. “They will also showcase the Army by competing at a world-class level in national and international competition as part of the USAMU’s efforts to connect the Army to the
“Despite their injuries, these soldiers are stronger for serving and continuing to serve; now they will make the Army even stronger,” said Lt. Col. Daniel Hodne, commander, USAMU.
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