Frequently Asked Questions

“As most of you know, over the last three years we have had more sailors on the ground in CENTCOM supporting the war on terror than we have sailors on board ship. This is clearly a requirement the Navy will have to fill for many years to come. The skills you are displaying and honing today will be in demand more and more. I challenge you to continue to not only increase your personal proficiency and instructor skills but become the advocates in you parent commands for greater small arms training and safety. This basic core war-fighting capability has been ignored in our Navy for too long…I count on each of you to help us bring it back!”
— RADM David O Anderson, USN, Vice Commander US Fleet Forces Command at the U. S. Fleet Forces Command East Rifle and Pistol Matches, May 2008