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Fewer US Marines Expected to Shoot “Expert” with New Rifle Qual

The USMC expects fewer Marines to qualify at the Expert level under their new, more difficult marksmanship program.“Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.” When General Alfred M. Gray Jr. first spoke these words many years ago, he probably didn’t anticipate just how ubiquitous they would become for the Marines who were to follow. Prior to becoming the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps in 1987, […]

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