OTTAWA – A Summerside member of the 1231 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps will be going to Bisley, England to compete in the Imperial Meeting, as a member of the Royal Canadian Army Cadet National Rifle Team (RCAC NRT).
Cadet Chief Warrant Officer Jacob Brown
Cadet Chief Warrant Officer Jacob Brown, will compete at the international level for large bore marksmanship shooting.
At the end of June, Brown, with 17 of his peers, will meet at Connaught National Army Cadet Summer Training Centre (CNACSTC), to partake in final practices
"You were not just picked out of hat – you all earned your position on the National Rifle Team," said Lieutenant Colonel Robert Barrette, Commanding Officer of CNACSTC. “You will not only be representing your unit, hometown, or home-province, but also your family and yourself.”
The Army Cadet Program offers safe and fun fullbore marksmanship training, during the summer months, at CNACSTC.
The cadets from across Canada, who are elected to participate in these specialized courses, are taught the necessary theoretical, technical, and practical skills required to participate as a large bore competitor. While learning all of these new techniques in their marksmanship training, the cadets develop transferable, career-enhancing skills, such as patience, determination, leadership and teamwork, which will all last a lifetime.
“It’s important to get involved at your local unit with their marksmanship program,” said Brown. “It will teach you the basics, and get you on the right path to the fullbore marksmanship program.”