Soldiers are preparing for another round of tests.
In the same way Soldiers are required to complete the new Army Combat Fitness Test, the Army is requiring service members to qualify for their weapons starting this October.
Soldiers across the 25th Infantry Division with varying skill levels prepared for the new marksmanship standards by conducting a pilot program to assess current installation support capabilities at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
The new course will replace the current marksmanship qualification course with one that requires Soldiers to engage targets faster and to operate as they would during an enemy engagement.
Sgt. Octavius Moon assigned to the 25th Sustainment Brigade says, “This new weapons qualification is more combat oriented with changing positions, changing magazines and engaging the targets. This will help Soldiers shoot better as well as make ranges faster and have more Soldiers qualified."