12 episodes

CMP Podcasts are an in-depth, personal look into the events, programs and inspiring individuals that make up the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Visit our website at https://www.thecmp.org to learn more!

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

CMP Podcasts are an in-depth, personal look into the events, programs and inspiring individuals that make up the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Visit our website at https://www.thecmp.org to learn more!

    SFC Amanda Elsenboss

    SFC Amanda Elsenboss

    In this podcast, we talk with SFC Amanda Elsenboss – a member of the Army National Guard's All Guard team. She talks all about her impressive career, from her history-making performances as a junior to becoming the first female to ever win the century-old National President's Rifle Match. She also gives us a look into long range rifle and how to get started in the exciting discipline. 

    • 56 min
    CMP's New Chair and CEO

    CMP's New Chair and CEO

    In this episode, we visit with CMP's current Chair and CEO, Gerald O'Keefe, who assumed the role in September 2022. We learn about his past, his extraordinary military career and his plans for the CMP within sales, competitions, training, safety and much more!

    • 34 min
    CMP's Bianchi Cup Event

    CMP's Bianchi Cup Event

    In this podcast, we talk with CMP pistol coordinator Jim Henderson, who gives us a look into CMP's new Bianchi Cup action pistol event. The match is already established in the action pistol world, having been around since 1979, but, in 2023, the CMP takes over to enhance the event for experienced competitors as well as to expand its outreach to new ones. It's uncharted territory for the CMP and an exciting update to the competition lineup!

    • 28 min
    CMP's Junior Rifle Camps

    CMP's Junior Rifle Camps

    In this episode, we talk to Ryan Hinson, CMP summer camp coordinator, who fills us in on all the history and current format of the popular Junior Rifle Camps. These are held each year, led by current collegiate athletes, and feature both air rifle and smallbore camps and clinics. Such a worthwhile opportunity for juniors and coaches alike!

    • 38 min
    CMP Sales Department

    CMP Sales Department

    In this episode, we talk with Melissa Hille, CMP North Retail Store Manager. Melissa tells us all about the CMP Sales Department, including store locations, online sales, how we come to acquire the items we sell, what you need to buy from us and much more!

    • 21 min
    SFC Alexander Deal: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    SFC Alexander Deal: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    In this episode, we talk to SFC Alexander Deal, current member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. He sat down with us at the 2021 National Matches to talk about his time as a guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Learn all about how to become a Tomb Guard and what it's like to walk the honored role through SFC Deal's words.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Haisten smith ,

Love the podcast

Great production! I love the podcast!!!

Sandman 24 ,

CMP Podcast

Ashley, you are doing a great job! I enjoy the variety of topics and personalities you discuss. Keep up the great work!!

Need smaller pants. ;) ,

I’ve taken these courses.

I’ve taken the small arms farming school courses for rifle and pistol. You will learn more in two days then you can in 10 years on your own! I have seen Mr. Cooper at camp perry Ohio, a Camp Butner a North Carolina,
And at Talladega Marksmanship Park, Alabama. Steve Cooper is everywhere!

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