President's Message

It has been a while since my last update. I want you to know that the executive board has been making great strides in building our great association and making it stronger for you, our members.

We would like to thank Mr. Jonathan Payne for his years of service as our treasurer. As many of you know, Mr. Payne is a vice president with Synovus bank and he also sits on the board of a number of other non profit organizations. We are truly grateful to have had him as a part of our organization.

We would also like to welcome our new treasurer, Mr. Don Stewart. Don is a former sniper and sniper instructor. He also has experience as a board member with other non profit organizations and he currently serves as a vice president for Toyota Motor Corporation of America.

We have just wrapped up the 2023 International Sniper Competition and it was a huge success. Thank you to my fellow board members, the staff of the US Army Sniper Course, the 1/29th Infantry and the 3/16th Cav Regiment, all of our competitors, the volunteers who traveled at their own expense to assist with the competition, and a huge thank you to the vendor and sponsor community. We could not make this event possible without your generosity and support.

I am also pleased to announce that in conjunction with the ISC Awards Banquet, the association made the first awards from the Earl S. Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund. Congratulations to Mariah Cady and Nicholas Bunch who each received $5,000 scholarships from the association to assist them with their educational endeavors. Congratulations to both of you and job well done!

We are also honored to be able to assist members of our community throughout the year.  There were a number of devastating medical emergencies and deaths that we provided approximately $17,000 in immediate financial assistance to help our brothers in need.  Additionally, we were able to post and re-post online fundraisers that brought in well over $100,000 in additional financial assistance for members of our community.

As we look to the future, we will attend, sponsor and/or support a number of events over the course of the next year.  Our vice president, Jim Harris, will attend the European Special Operations Sniper Symposium in Poland next month, the Danish International Sniper Competition, the UK Tri Service Competition, and the Irish Sniper Competition.  Additionally, the Army Sniper Association and Marine Scout Sniper Association are leading this year’s Gathering of Snipers and Army-Marine Grudge Match, sponsored as part of Accuracy International’s team match and hosted by Pigg River Precision (Rocky Mount, VA.) 15-17 Sep 23.  ASA is also supporting this year’s MAJ Land Sniper Cup at Black Bear Shooting Club (Gladstone, VA.) 6-8 Oct 23.  We continue coordination  with 7th Army Training Command to support the European Best Sniper Competition at (Hohenfels, Germany) 28 Sep-8 Oct 23.  Stay tuned for updates.

Thank You for Your Support,

Ron Kuykendall

President, Army Sniper Association

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